This year, interior design experts emphasize the use of nature-inspired elements throughout your home. Which would seem to make using faux finishes a faux pas. Right?
Wrong. These “fake” decorative painting techniques can give a beautiful, realistic look – without the high-costs associated with a home remodel.
Here are 3 affordable faux finish options homeowners are turning to in 2016 to capitalize on organic trends.
1. Natural wood patterns
The latest high-fashion designs feature a variety of expensive woods – from exotic darks to reclaimed barn wood. You can get the look for less by painting your existing trims, railings, cabinets or paneled walls with a beautiful wood faux finish.
For a polished, modern vibe, we recommend topping off with a gleaming glaze. Or opt for a distressed or grainy strié finish to get an antique feel.
2. Faux stone and slate
Decorative painting techniques can also give you the upscale look of faux stone or slate. Paint your walls, columns, fireplace – and even that ugly range hood in your kitchen – with a variety of stone textures in slabs, pebbles or blocks.
Or try a faux-concrete accent wall for a cool look that’s clearly contemporary.
There aren’t many materials that exude elegance quite like marble. And expertly crafted faux versions give you that expensive look on a reasonable budget.
Designers are opting for more subtle, chic versions of this classic in 2016. Modernize the look in your home by opting for lighter colors. And as projects get larger – such as columns, countertops and bathroom walls – use designs with fewer veins.
The key to keeping “faux” from making your faux finish look tacky is finding a qualified expert. Choose a painting contractor with professional training in decorative painting, and a proven portfolio of experience you can review.
For more information on expert decorative painting options for your home, call us today at 303-449-3239.