Faux Tile with Metallic Style!

The super talented Kara Paslay creates innovative and unique surfaces treatments on all her projects. In fact, we’ve profiled Kara for our Modern Mastery series and wanted to further showcase one of her haute-est wall finishes for you.  This space was created for a television show airing this upcoming fall season and we’re excited to be able to share it ahead of time. Enjoy the sneak peek!

Before - Bath Project by Kara PaslayKara’s clients had a practical bath with a large functional mirror, neutral wall color and a standard look. Kara wanted to add color, pattern and shimmer while transforming the room. First, the large mirror comes off!

Staining the Walls with Blue and Green


After troweling the feature wall with concrete, she used Rit Fabric Dye to add an ombre, ocean-like color treatment to the surface.  She painted green and blue hues together and blended them with a rag.

Stenciling with Flash Blue Metallic Paint | Kara PaslayFlash Blue Metallic Paint on Bath Feature WallUsing a scallop stencil from Royal Design Studio, she added pattern to the wall with the sheer Flash Blue from our Metallic Paint Collection.  As you can see, it gives a beautiful iridescent feel over the surface. Kara continued using the Flash Blue over the entire wall. Her goal was to create a fish scale tile look with a watery effect without installing a single piece of tile.

Faux Tile Stenciled Wall with Flash Blue Metallic Paint | Modern Masters Project by Kara PaslayBefore & After Bath Transformation with Modern Masters Metallic Paint

Gorgeous Bath with Faux Scallop Fish Scale Tiles and Metallic Paint | Modern Masters Project by Kara PaslayWhat do you think of the results? We think it’s absolutely gorgeous!  The pairing of the lustruous Flash Blue Metallic Paint and a haute scalloped pattern are right on trend.  The bath is now fresh, fun and unexpected – Kara designed a winner! She shares, “I really love how the metallic paint causes the pattern to have movement.  As you walk through the room, the light catches the metallic paint at different angles and becomes more pronounced or more subdued.”  Please be sure to check in with her ombre, metallic fish scale feature wall project post on her blog for complete details. Tell us – are you inspired to try this DIY for yourself?

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