"Creating a Luxurious Metallic Accent Wall: A Faux Finish Collaboration with d. Batia Interiors"

Adding an accent wall to your home is a great way to inject personality and style into a space without committing to a full room makeover. At Echo and Ben, we love to collaborate with interior designers to create unique and eye-catching accent walls that elevate any room. Recently, we had the pleasure of working with d. Batia Interiors to create a stunning metallic accent wall using a combination of gold and incandescent oyster paints.

The Process:

The first step in creating this faux finish was to prepare the wall. We ensured that the wall was clean and free of any debris or dust. Then, we applied a base coat of matte paint to create a uniform surface.

Next, we mixed together a combination of gold and incandescent oyster metallic paints. We used a ragging technique to apply the paint to the wall, which involved dipping a rag into the paint mixture and then dabbing it onto the wall. This technique creates a unique texture and adds depth to the finish.

Once we had applied the metallic paint to the wall, we used a sea sponge to create additional texture and depth. We lightly dipped the sponge into the metallic paint mixture and then gently dabbed it onto the wall, creating a subtle, speckled effect.

The Result:

The finished accent wall is absolutely stunning. The combination of gold and incandescent oyster paints creates a luxurious, shimmering effect that catches the light beautifully. The ragging technique adds depth and texture to the finish, while the sea sponge technique creates a subtle, speckled effect that adds even more visual interest.

Because the metallic paint used for this faux finish is formulated for faux finishing, it does not require a clear coat of varnish. This type of paint is designed to be durable and long-lasting, even without added protection.

The metallic finish works particularly well in this space because it complements the other metallic accents in the room, including the light fixtures and accessories. The finish also adds warmth and depth to the space, creating a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

In conclusion, if you're looking to add an accent wall to your home, consider a faux finish using metallic paints. The combination of gold and incandescent oyster paints used in this project created a luxurious, shimmering effect that is sure to elevate any room. And if you need help creating your own faux finish, Echo and Ben is always here to help.


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