Accent Wall Ideas with Modern Masters

Accent Walls are a great opportunity to add a concentrated dose of color, interest, and pattern. In the process, it also elevates your room’s design. Modern Masters products offer an imaginative choice of textures and colors, so your feature wall can have a truly creative – and beautiful – design element.

Accent Wall Ideas and Inspiration with Modern Masters products | Feature Walls with Color and Pattern | Focal Wall Inspiration | Project: Chris Vaught Studios as featured in the Cafe Blog

Our Metallic Paint Collection helped create this gorgeous shimmering layered feature wall finish that looks like a beautiful slab of stone. The project is by the talented decorative firm Chris Vaught Studios, working out of the Maryland, Virginia, and DC area.

Gorgeous stenciled focal wall with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Focal and Accent Wall Color and Pattern Ideas | Project by artist Jesse de Leon as featured in the Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Stencils and patterns are a fantastic choice for focal walls! Houston artist Jesse de Leon used our Metallic Paint Collection to help stencil the geometric allover design for this warm, engaging living room accent wall.

Gorgeous distressed wall finish created with the help of Modern Masters Metallic Paint | The waterfall style finish is by decorative painter Kathy Hynes | Modern Masters Cafe Blog feature on Accent Walls

Textured and Layered Living Room Feature Wall Finish with Modern Masters Metallic Plaster | Focal and Accent Wall Project Ideas | Project by decorative painter Kathy Hynes | Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Atlanta, GA artist Kathy Hynes has a gorgeous signature vertical layered finish that she can create with our various product lines. Here’s she used our Metallic Paint Collection for a bedroom accent wall and the Metallic Plaster line for a stunning living room.

Design and Decor Stylist Christina Jones stenciled a glam teen room focal wall with the Metallic Paint Collection by Modern Masters | Accent Wall Ideas and Inspiration | Modern Masters Cafe Blog

A glam teen room gets a luxe finishing touch with an allover trellis wall pattern stenciled with our Gold Rush Metallic Paint. It’s such a light and chic space, don’t you think? The project is by Christina Jones Designs in Arizona.

Metal Effects Rust Finish on an Accent Wall Entryway | Project by Shayne Fox Designs | Feature on Focal Projects on the Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Patina makes for a stunning, inspired choice for a feature wall! The Metal Effects Rust finish was used in this entryway by Toronto set decorator Shayne Fox Design.

Gorgeous Inset Entryway Accent Wall with Modern Masters Metallic Plaster | Feature and Accent Wall Projects in the Modern Masters Cafe Blog | Project by Decorative & Faux Finishes in Houston, Texas

This inset wall in a foyer is the perfect place to add color and pattern – and serve as a display background as well! Layered shades of our Metallic Plaster helped achieve this elegantly appealing feature wall finish. The stunning work is by the Houston-based studio Decorative & Faux Finishes.

Accent walls offer such an exciting opportunity for eye-catching style! We hope we’ve inspired a few creative design ideas of your own. Find your local Modern Masters retailer via our Where to Buy page and be sure to share those #ModernMasters projects with us on social media!

A Touch of Award Winning Gold

Did you know that a custom shade of our Metallic Paint Collection has been used to paint the large Oscar statues that grace the Academy Awards stage and events? It’s always such a thrill to see them!  We thought we’d honor this time of year with a look at a few gorgeous golden DIY and decorative painting projects painted with our Metallic Paint Collection.

Gold Trim, Rosettes and Ceiling with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Project by Belle Arti

The moldings, rosettes, and ceiling are layered with our Olympic Gold, Pale Gold, and Iridescent Gold Metallic Paints. The stunning project is by Kentucky’s Belle Arti.

Update a mirror easily with Modern Masters Metallic Paints! This Pier Mirror was painted with Olympic Gold Metallic Paint for stunning results. Project by Edith & Evelyn Vintage.

The best way to update a mirror and elevate its look is by using metallics. Edith & Evelyn Vintage painted their Pier Mirror thrift find with Olympic Gold Metallic Paint. Beautiful!

Wedding DIY stationery painted with Modern Masters Metallic Paints. The project is by Love Paper Paint. | DIY Wedding Invite ideas with Metallic Paints | Modern Masters

Metallic Paints are perfect for DIY wedding invites! This invitation used our Metallic Paints in a few ways. The box lids were easily painted with a mixture of Brass, Gold Rush, and Champagne Metallic Paint over their solid color. The feather tips were brushed with the Metallic Paints and dipped in glitter. The beautiful project is by Love Paper Paint.

Eye-catching and stunning ceiling finished with the help of Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Ceiling Entry Ideas | Metallic Paint Finishes | Project by Decorative & Faux Finishes

A stunning reason to look up! This painted entryway ceiling makes a strong statement with Metallic Paints. Decorative & Faux Finishes finished the ceiling with layers of metallics in a luxe linear decorative paint treatment. Wow!

Bath Makeover Update | Stenciled Walls painted with Modern Masters Matte Metallics in Oyster and Brass | Powder Bathroom project by Bella Tucker | Guest Bath Design and Decor Ideas

Bella Tucker needed a glam powder bath update and created a jewel box of a room! Using our Matte Metallics, they stenciled a rose inspired allover wall pattern with pearl and gold tones on the walls for a beautiful wallpaper look without the price tag.

Metallic Paint on Dresser | Champagne Matte Metallic from Modern Masters was used by Unique by Ruth to update an old dresser. She then aged it for a beautiful, overall finish. | Gold Inspired Metallic Finishes for DIY and Decorative Painting projects

The Matte Metallics strike again in this gorgeous vanity dresser updated by Unique by Ruth. Updating furniture with metallics not only adds a beautiful shimmer, but it also helps elevate the look of the painted finish.

Handpainted Linen finish on focal wall with Pale Gold Metallic Paint by Modern Masters | Accent and Feature Wall Ideas | Project by Ariana Hoffman Artisans | Gold Inspired Decorative Painting and DIY Projects

A hand-painted linen finish was created on a focal wall with Pale Gold Metallic Paint, creating a textured look that is very chic and modern. The artistry is by Ariana Hoffman.

Be sure to tune into the Oscars on March 4, 2018! We hope this has inspired a few award-winning ideas and encourage you to go for the gold. Head to our website to find your nearest Modern Masters retailer and be sure to share your #ModernMasters projects with us on social media!

Colorful Doors with Front Door Paint

First impressions are important and you can spruce up your home just in time for spring! Bring your entrance to life with a fresh coat of our Front Door Paint, made with never fade technology. The weather might be cold but colorful doors are hot right now, and the versatile color palette of 25 on-trend colors captures your personality easily. Take a look at these inspiring projects that welcome guests in style!

Modern Masters Front Door Paint in the color Cheerful | Never Fade Technology | Coral Front Door | Project by Mullens Home

The Mullens Home blog recently shared their Tudor style home update complete with a gorgeous front door! The color is called Cheerful and it certainly provides a happy welcome.

Front Door Paint in the color Fortunate | Ultimate Fade Resistance | Modern Masters | Lime Green Front Door Project

A pop of color against soothing neutrals adds a welcome dose of style. The beautiful lime green front door was created with the color Fortunate.

Aqua Turquoise Front Door | Modern Masters Front Door Paint with a mix of the colors Tranquil and Hopeful | Never Fade Technology keeps your door fresh as the day you painted it | Colorful Front Door Projects

You can be a mix master with the Front Door Paint color palette. Reality Daydreams mixed Tranquil and Hopeful for the perfect aqua turquoise door.

Modern Masters Front Door Paint with Never Fade Technology in the color Spiritual | Purple Front Door Ideas | Project by A Spoonful of Imagination | Colorful Front Doors

Erica of A Spoonful of Imagination wanted to give her front door a little life and a fun color so she opted for Spiritual, a beautiful purple. Erica says, “Your front door is the one of the most important elements on the exterior of your home. Let it express you and say welcome!”

Mixing Modern Masters Front Door Paint to create a showstopping front door! Colorful front door by decorative artist Carmen Benoit.

Decorative artist Carmen Benoit of Carmen Illustrates lives in Arizona and the hot sun hits her front door everyday. She opted for the ultimate fade technology of our Front Door Paint and added her artistic spin to it! She used custom mixes of several colors, including Motivated and Fortunate, to create her front door masterpiece.

Yellow Front Door painted with Front Door Paint by Modern Masters in the color Happy | Never Fade Technology | Non Fading Front Door | Colorful Non Fading Front Door Project Ideas | Project by Blessed Little Bungalow

Amber of Blessed Little Bungalow had a white door and she was in the mood for something brighter. Choosing the bright yellow hue of Happy, she perked up her home entrance in no time! In fact, she says that it’s the easiest DIY she’s experienced.

The two-coat application, quick-dry formula and satin finish allows you to paint and close your door the same day. Changing your front door’s color gives you a chance to make an inexpensive mark on your home’s personality and the ultimate fade resistance ensures your home’s front door stays as beautiful as the day you painted it. Find your nearest retailer here – it’s time to adore your front door!

Modern Mastery: Tracy Wade

We discovered Tracy Wade’s stunning decorative painting through Facebook. She shared many of her projects with us and we thought her artistry with our Modern Masters products was incredible. We’re very happy to share the work of her studio, Tracy Wade Design, as part of our ongoing Modern Mastery series.

Tracy Wade of Tracy Wade Designs | Modern Mastery feature on the Modern Masters Cafe Blog | Incredible Decorative Painting Projects and Wall and Ceiling Finishes

Tracy Wade started her decorative painting business, Tracy Wade Design, in 1992. She took her first stencil cutting class 1988 and had not even touched a stencil prior to that! She says, “I have always been a very creative person, happiest when I am making things with my hands, from sewing and artwork to cooking and gardening.”

She soon started hiring employees as she found that a team made it much more fun to do all the work! She learned quite a bit running a crew and team recommendations became invaluable whenever they hit a snag in a project. She explains, “Most of this information is still used by us almost every day. I teach my team everything we have learned along the way, from the basics of a work station, the importance of prep work, and application to tear down, clean up and pack up. We have been called a very efficient group, like wheels in the cog. Only thing is our cog comes with fluff!”.

Stenciled Decorative Wall Treatment with Modern Masters Venetian Plaster and Metallic Plaster | Artist: Tracy Wade Designs | Modern Mastery Feature on the Modern Masters Blog

Tracy custom cut her own stencil and mixed both Venetian Plaster and Metallic Plaster over metallic foils to create this amazing linear patterned wall treatment.

Modern Silver, Grey, and Black Bedroom Wall Finish with Modern Masters Metallic Plaster | Project by Tracy Wade Designs | Modern Mastery Project Feature on the Modern Masters Cafe Blog

This Metallic Plaster project was one of the hottest shares for Modern Masters in 2017. The mottled plaster bedroom wall finish was created with the color Tungsten over pewter foil, followed by a Black Pearl Metallic Paint glaze. Stunning!


I love working with the Metallic Plasters and the Metallic Paint Collection. Statuary Bronze is one of my favorite colors, which I have in my own home. I use rollers for texture along with wall paper brushes, cut trowels, and many other fun tools. Adding foils and the Glass Bead Gel, which I often add glitter into, can turn any room into a show stopping space to experience.

Rich and Lush Bedroom Interior Design with Decorative Wall and Ceiling Finishes | Modern Masters Metallic Plaster, Metallic Paint Collection, and Glass Bead Gel | Artistry by Tracy Wade and Photo by Jen Brooks | Modern Mastery Project Feature on the Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Bedroom Focal Wall Finish with Modern Masters Metallic Plaster | Decorative Painting and Plaster by Tracy Wade

An award-winning project, this gorgeous bedroom features our Metallic Plaster and Metallic Paint Collection on the wall, trim, and molding finishes, and both our Glass Bead Gel and Metallic Plaster on that shimmering, eye-catching dome ceiling.


I took two separate week-long Modern Masters training workshops, which really helped to spiral my business to new heights. There is always more to learn and I keep myself involved with continuing education in this art field.

Walls and Ceiling Finish created with the help of Modern Masters Glass Bead Gel and the Metallic Paint Collection | Modern Mastery Feature on Tracy Wade Design Projects on the Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Glass Bead Gel and Statuary Bronze from the Metallic Paint Collection enhance both the walls and ceiling of a lavish powder room.


The Metallic Paint Collection is the best that I have worked with. The colors are amazing and the product is so easy to use. I’m either using it full strength, blending the colors together to create a new color, adding it into glazes.

Various custom ShimmerStone colors were used by artist Tracy Wade to replicate a morning sunrise. The mural is in a Boeing 787 showroom lobby. | Modern Mastery Project feature on the Modern Masters Cafe Blog.

Custom tinted ShimmerStone colors were used in a mural to replicate a morning sunrise in a Boeing 787 showroom lobby.

Modern Masters Metallic Plaster over patterned foil | Creative Wall Finish by Tracy Wade | Modern Mastery feature on the Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Metallic Plaster was troweled over a patterned metallic foil for a stunning and creative wall finish.

We hope you’ve enjoyed the bold and beautiful decorative wall finishes by Tracy Wade Design using several of our Modern Masters product lines. It’s a pleasure to see her work using the glitz of our Glass Bead Gel, the shimmer of the Metallic Paint Collection, and the versatility of our ShimmerStone and both our Metallic and Venetian Plaster. Keep a look out for our next entry in our Modern Mastery series as we share more extraordinary decorative painting artists and projects with you!