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!

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE MODERN MASTERS FINISHES?

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.

HOW HAS MODERN MASTERS ENHANCED YOUR BUSINESS?

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.

WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO MODERN MASTERS PRODUCT?

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!

Statement Ceilings with Modern Masters

Pinterest recently shared their Top 100 Trends to try for in 2018, and among their recommendations was making the fifth wall a distinct design feature. The term ‘statement ceilings’ was up 310% in their saves and they shared that, “A statement ceiling can transform a room from the top down with bold paint, striking wallpaper or intricate texture”. We are wholeheartedly behind the call to ‘top it off’ and have seen many gorgeous statement ceilings created with Modern Masters. Here are a few of our recent faves!

Stenciled Dome Ceiling with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Beautiful project by Linda Sarkissian of LSDA

Linda Sarkissian of Pasadena’s LSDA stenciled a round ceiling with our Metallic Paint Collection for a soft, shimmery effect. The pairing with the chandelier is perfect!

Stunning Contemporary Pattern on Ceiling with Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Beautiful Modern Project by Caroline Lizarraga

San Francisco-based artists Caroline Lizarraga and Allie Kranyak created a modern, eye-catching ceiling with triangular geometric shapes and our Metallic Paint Collection.

Wood Plank Ceiling oxidized with Modern Masters Metal Effects patinas | Project by Kelly Klein Interiors

A wood plank ceiling gets a gorgeous oxidized treatment with our Metal Effects patinas. It has a great rustic, organic feel that’s so much more than just a stained wood ceiling. The beautiful finish is by Kelly Klein Interiors.

Metallic Geode Pattern on Bath Ceiling | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection | Artist: Elan Evans

Last year, we featured artist Elan Evans on our Modern Mastery series and we still find ourselves smitten with this metallic agate pattern ceiling. It was painted with our Metallic Paint Collection for a luxe pearl and gold result.The interior design was by Tineke Triggs and the photos are by Eric Rorer.

Stenciled ornamental ceiling with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Entryway ceiling project by Doris Rackers Davis

What to do with a large ceiling space? Break up the wide expanse with color and interest! Artist Doris Rackers Davis handpainted an ornamental pattern around the light fixture and incorporated the metallic accent colors onto the design with our Metallic Paint Collection. The ceiling is 30′ up and measures 11′ x 8.5′. Wow!

Metallic Plasters and Metallic Paint on Stenciled Archway Ceiling | Project by Beautifaux

Metallic Plaster, the Metallic Paint Collection, and Swarovski crystals were used by Beautifaux for a dazzling stenciled plaster finish on a barrel ceiling. Love how the mirror expands the size!

Champagne Metallic Paint elevates a rectangular ceiling and adds a layer of sophisticated chic | Project and Photo by Toni Crockett Design

Our Champagne Metallic Paint makes for a simple and sophisticated effect on a long rectangular ceiling. It’s the perfect complement to the space and hanging chandeliers. The project and photo are by Toni Crockett Design.

We hope you’ve enjoyed seeing these extraordinary projects! Head over to our Ceilings board on Pinterest – it’s loaded with more wonderful Modern Masters project ideas. If you have a #ModernMasters ceiling of your own, don’t forget to share it with us on social media!

The Versatility of Texture Effects

Plasters lends texture, depth, and dimension to any room, and the feel of plaster adds a natural, organic touch to its surfaces. The creation of both classic and modern decorative finishes is easy with Texture Effects from our Decorative Painter’s product line. The water base plaster is tintable, readily sandable when dry, and endlessly versatile. Let’s take a look at a few beautiful projects!

An age old and alluringly aged plaster treatment was created on a kitchen range hood by Bella House Faux with Modern Masters Texture Effects | Texture Effects projects

A rustic and elegant farmhouse style aged plaster finish was textured onto a kitchen range hood by decorative artisans Bella House Faux. The matte, mottled finish gives a seamless timeworn appearance.

Industrial style home office with a faux brick focal wall created with the help of Texture Effects and Dead Flat Varnish from Modern Masters | Project by Organic Finishes

Industrial Style Faux Brick and Lettering on Home Office Focal Wall | Modern Masters Texture Effects | Project: Organic Finishes

Using Texture Effects to create a faux grey brick finish, Shawn Reeder of Organic Finishes brought the perfect treatment to an industrial style home office loft. Our Dead Flat Varnish help give a final matte finish to the large lettering and brickwork. Amazing!

Unique garden decor created with Modern Masters Texture Effects and Metal Effects | Artist: Allyce Lees

A bowling ball makes quite the starting point for this intriguing garden accent! Artist Allyce Lees used both Texture Effects to create the raised relief stenciling and finished with the Metal Effects Rust Patina. Mother Nature takes care to keep evolving its look!

Multi-color plaster wall finish in greys, beiges, and off-whites. Stunning troweled treatment by Organic Finishes with the Modern Masters Texture Effects.

Shawn Reeder of Organic Finishes custom tinted Texture Effects in various shades of khaki, brown, green, and grey to create a multi-hued smooth and abstract plaster finish. One tip he shares is to thin the Texture Effects with water for a more subtle coat during the troweled layers. Shawn shares that the finish proved a show-stopper and he still receives compliments on it to this day.

Plain pots elevated with tinted Texture Effects | Garden planter project by Finding Silver Pennies

A little interest is added to plain terracotta pots with lightly tinted Texture Effects sponged onto to the surface. Let dry and voila! The charmingly rustic project is by Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies.

DIY Art Canvas with a love quote created with Modern Masters Metallic Paints and Texture Effects | Project by Debbie Hayes

Embossed lettering is also possible with the Texture Effects and helped create a DIY Keepsake Lettered Canvas by Debbie Hayes. Our Pearl Metallic Paint was used to paint the canvas first and then the Texture Effects was troweled with a palette knife over a custom vinyl stencil printed with the chosen quote. Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Are you buzzing with ideas with Texture Effects? Texture Effects can also be used to fill existing textures (orange peel and knock-down) and correct wall imperfections without shrinking or cracking during the drying process. It is self-priming and tintable, eliminating extra steps in the finish. It is also self-sealing, so once dry, it can be over-glazed without the worry of it absorbing the glaze. Head over to our Modern Masters website to find your local retailer and use Texture Effects for projects large and small. Be sure to pin these project ideas and share yours with us on social media using the #ModernMasters hashtag!

 

A Masterful Chinoiserie Mural

Stunning Chinoiserie Wall Mural painted with the help of Modern Masters products | Artistry by Sylvia T. Designs

Chinoiserie is a gorgeous art that always seems to be on trend. We recently spied master artist Sylvia Thompson, of Sylvia T. Designs, sharing an intriguing Chinoiserie mural commission on her Instagram and we followed its progress faithfully. We’ve previously featured Sylvia on our Modern Mastery series and jumped at the opportunity to feature another one of her gorgeous projects created with the help of several Modern Masters products.

Sketch for a Chinoiserie Mural | Modern Masters | Artist: Sylvia T. Designs

It all starts with a sketch. Sylvia shares, “We were commissioned to do decorative finish work as part of a renovation of an 18th century residence in the French Quarter of New Orleans. One aspect of our work was to design and paint a Chinoiserie mural along the walls of the dining room. This challenging mural encompasses the room and then winds up the stair finishing in the 2nd floor stair hall.”

Chinoiserie Mural in Progress | Sylvia T. Designs project feature on the Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Following the approved sketch, Sylvia started with an very light off-white gray base and began the preliminary drawings and used a background leaf stencil as the filler. This important work would provide the base for the Chinoiserie mural.

Adding Metallic Paint glazes to an ongoing Chinoiserie Mural by Sylvia T. Designs | Modern Masters Cafe Blog project feature

The Creation of a Chinoiserie Mural | Modern Masters Cafe Blog Feature | Project by Sylvia Thompson of Sylvia T. Designs

Sylvia used the Metallic Paint Collection along with the Wall Glazing Cream to help handpaint and finish the mural. The walls were given a soft pearlescent glaze with Oyster Metallic Paint. In addition to the Oyster, she also glazed Metallic Paint on top in layers using Nickel, English Brown, and Smoke. Mixtures of Pale Gold, Green Gold, Venetian Blue, Copper, Sashay Red, and Hunter Green were also used.

Chinoiserie Mural Detail by Sylvia T. Designs | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection and Wall Glazing Cream were used to create the stunning mural | Modern Masters Cafe Blog feature

Chinoiserie Mural Close-up | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection and Wall Glazing Cream were used by artist Sylvia Thompson of Sylvia T. Designs to help paint and finish the mural | Cafe Blog feature

Sylvia says, “Chinoiserie is making a comeback in the decorative arts due to its classic and timeless beauty. It is an European interpretation and imitation of Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions and it first began appearing in Europe in the 17th century. Now, it is traditionally hand painted wallpaper, which can be cost prohibitive. On this project, there is great depth and a soft glow in this particular space without being too overpowering. Moreover, the cost was less than half per square yard versus wallpaper. The handpainted design ensures a permanent lifespan of the mural that can be easily touched up and maintained, which can be difficult with wallpaper.”

Maquette of a Chinoiserie Mural | Project by Sylvia T. Designs using Modern Masters Metallic Paint and Glazing Cream | Cafe Blog feature

Gorgeous Chinoiserie Mural created and painted with the help of Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection and Glazing Cream | Stunning artistry by Sylvia Thompson of Sylvia T. Designs | Modern Masters Cafe Blog project feature

What stunning artistry! The mural has an elegant drama to it and creates incredible interest, all while connecting the dining room and adjacent stairwell. Sylvia concludes, “It was a pleasure to work with the designer and owner to capture the imagery, color, and overall feel of what was important to them. Modern Masters are “go-to” top quality products for me that helped produce the texture, feel, and depth that I desired in the mural.” Be sure to follow Sylvia’s artistic projects over on Instagram and if you’d like to read more on this project, head over to her blog. Thank you so much, Sylvia, for sharing your incredible project with us. If you’d like to find your local Modern Masters retailer, head to our Where To Buy page to find the products that will inspire your next project!

Winter Whites with Modern Masters

Fresh and Crisp Winter White Hues from Modern Masters | Metallic Paint, Matte Metallics, Venetian Plaster, Metallic Plaster, and Front Door Paint

Cozy winter whites are a part of carefully curated neutral spaces and they exude a warm, inviting warmth. Layering beautiful oyster, parchment, and sand colors from the Modern Masters product lines achieve beautiful and long-lasting results. Take a look at these gorgeous winter white projects that can help inspire your next update and bring these beautiful, stylish looks look to your space.

Coffered Ceiling created by Connie of Beautifaux with the help of the Modern Masters Venetian Plaster and Metallic Paint Collection | Winter White Project Inspiration

Connie from Beautifaux layered our Metallic Paint Collection and Venetian Plaster to add interest and depth to a beautiful coffered ceiling. So lovely.

Horizontal Metallic Plaster Wall Finish by decorative artist Caroline Lizarraga and team | Winter White Project Inspiration by Modern Masters

Decorative artist Caroline Lizarraga created a unique and fresh horizontal linear finish with various colors from our Metallic Plaster. The naturally luxurious space was designed by Elena Calabrese and featured in Rue Magazine.

Gold Rush Matte Metallic by Modern Masters used to highlight the trim of a contemporary dresser | Project by Centsational Style | Winter Whites with Modern Masters

Centsational Style used Gold Rush Matte Metallic on a contemporary dresser to add chic interest and subtle shimmer to the trim of a white painted dresser.

Gorgeous decorative wall finish with Modern Masters Metallic Plaster | Project by Decorative & Faux Finishes

Decorative & Faux Finishes used our Metallic Plasters to create a stunning embossed pattern plaster finish for a client’s walls. Don’t miss their other incredible Modern Masters projects, too!

Crocodile Embossed Pattern on Modern Masters Venetian Plaster | Project by Caroline Lizarraga and team | Photography by Catherine Nguyen

All white and so elegant! Caroline Lizarraga stuns again with a Venetian Plaster finish showcasing a crocodile patttern. Photography by Catherine Nguyen.

Inviting Front Door Painted with Modern Masters Front Door Paint with the ultimate fade resistance | Color: Hopeful | White Front Door | Winter White Project Inspo

Our Front Door Paint has 25 beautiful hues to choose from and each features the ultimate fade resistance. This cozy home showcases the color Hopeful white.

Oyster Metallic Paint from the Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection | Metallic Painted Dresser Project by Do Dodson Designs | Winter White Hues with Modern Masters

Oyster and Pearl White from our Metallic Paint Collection were used by Do Dodson Designs to paint a shimmery, elegant sideboard. Such a beautiful result!

Beautiful Decorative Painting Wall Sample finish by Mary Childs of Focal Points, Inc. with the Metallic Plaster by Modern Masters and the Pennies Stencil by Wallovers

Mary Childs of Focal Points created a modern, scalloped wall treatment with our ShimmerStone and Metallic Paint Collection. Head to our website for the Shimmering Scales How-to Tutorial.

Stunning linen finish on walls by Stanger Projects | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection | Winter White Project Inspiration

Zebrawood linen horizontal stripes were painted by Stanger Projects with our Pearl Metallic Paint for this serene bedroom.

Winter whites are all about layering colors and these cool tones are anything but stark! We hope you’ve enjoyed their attainable luxe style. Be sure to visit our Modern Masters website for more on our product lines and share your projects with us on social media!

Modern Masters Hot List: Finishes in Review 2017

Modern Masters Hot List: Finishes in Review 2017

2017 has been a banner year with decorative finish projects from both professionals and DIYers alike! It started in January when designer Young Huh wrote Why You Should Reconsider Faux Finishes in Architectural Digest to more recently faux finishes being ‘In’ by Country Living. We’ve seen decorative plaster finishes featured more in online articles and on magazine covers, too. Modern Masters products have been used for many beautiful decorative paint projects this year and we’d like to share some of the hottest social shares with you.

FRONT DOOR PAINT

Front Door Makeover with Modern Masters Front Door Paint | Ultimate Fade Resistance | Color: Playful | Project by Ashley Harris Home

Ashley Harris Home painted a stunning front door makeover with our Front Door Paint in the color Playful purple. It’s an unexpected and yet oh-so-welcoming color. The bonus is the ultimate fade resistance our Front Door Paint offers. It’ll look fantastic for years!

Turquoise Aqua Front Door Entrance with Modern Masters Front Door Paint | Color: Tranquil blue | 2017 Hottest Finishes

Bright colors such as Happy yellow and Tranquil blue (pictured) were popular this year for front doors – and we love it! They make for a fun and inviting entrance for homeowners and guests alike.

METALLIC PLASTER + VENETIAN PLASTER

Modern Masters Metallic Plaster in color Tungsten over pewter foil followed by a Modern Masters Black Pearl glaze | Master Bedroom Wall Finishes | Beautiful project by decorative artist Tracy Wade Design

Decorative artist Tracy Wade Design used our Metallic Plaster in the color Tungsten over pewter foil, followed by a Black Pearl Metallic Paint glaze, for this truly unique master bedroom wall finish. Many of our fans and followers were completely taken with the contemporary finish!

Dining Room decorative plaster wall finish by Linda Gale Boyles of Southern Inspirations | Product: Custom tinted Modern Masters Venetian Plaster hues troweled over bronze foil that was already applied to the wall. It was then glazed with a dark brown. | Designer: Amy Wagner

A dining room decorative plaster wall finish by Linda Gale Boyles of Southern Inspirations was a hit with many of you! She used three custom tinted Venetian Plaster hues troweled over a bronze foil that was already applied to the wall. It was then glazed with a dark brown. Linda worked with Interior Designer Amy Wagner for this project.

METALLIC PAINT COLLECTION

The Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection was painted on the dome ceiling and also used for the stenciled ceiling surround! The decorative painting is by VKMSL and the gorgeous interior design and photography is by Toni Crockett.

Interior Designer Toni Crockett designed a chic and sophisticated ceiling for her client, which was painted and stenciled by VKMSL using our Metallic Paint Collection. So important to never forget the fifth wall – the ceiling!

 Stunning Metallic Paint and and Leaf Finish by Leslie Albritton of LA Custom Art | 2017 Hot Finishes

Everyone loved this finish when shared on Instagram! It was created with the help of multiple Metallic Paint Collection colors, such as Silver, Pearl White, and Pale Gold, by decorative artist Leslie Albritton of LA Custom Art.

METAL EFFECTS

Stunning sideboard patinated with Modern Masters Metal Effects by Marcotte's Design in Largo, Florida

Metal Effects was very popular this year for multiple surfaces like walls, ceilings, decor accents, and of course, furniture. This was one of the most popular project shares and it featured the Green Patina finish by Marcotte’s Design in Largo, FL.

Incredible Metal Effects Patina Wall by Heather Jozak Studios | Interior Design by Robert Jenny Design | Modern Masters Hot Finishes 2017

Decorative artist Heather Jozak was featured in our Modern Mastery series and shared this stunning Metal Effects wall finish using all three patinas. Many fans and followers continue to be charmed by the project collaboration with interior designer Robert Jenny.

Were some of your faves this year included? Did you discover new ones? We hope you’ve been inspired by the truly creative artists who have shared their projects with us. We are also honored to see the endlessly inventive ways both professionals and homeowners alike use our Modern Masters products and can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2018!

Beautiful Furniture Projects with Metallic Paint

The secret to a glamorous painted furniture piece is Metallic Paint. Whether using the understated beauty of Oyster or Pearl White Metallic Paints or the stunning beauty of Sapphire Metallic Paint, each color in our Metallic Paint Collection adds a jewel-like quality to the finished result. Read on to see a few creative projects we’ve spied – and don’t forget to pin these inspired furniture pieces!

Beautiful sideboard painted with the help of Modern Masters Metallic Paint in Oyster and Pearl White | Gorgeous project by Do Dodson Designs | Metallic Paint on Furniture Feature

Talented furniture painter Do Dodson Designs used our Oyster and Pearl White to create a shimmery yet elegant finish for a client’s sideboard. Beautiful styling, too.

Blues and Sapphire Metallic Paints on a stunning buffet by Pat Rios of The Wood Spa | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection

Pat Rios of The Wood Spa is a fan of our Metallic Paint Collection and used several colors, including Sapphire, Pewter, and Black Pearl, to enhance the design details of a Jacobean buffet. She also used the Silver Metallic Paint to update the hardware. What a stunning piece.

Beautiful metallic desk by Reclaim and Relove for the Jade Wedding Events studio | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection | Metallic Paint on Furniture feature

This beautiful metallic desk was painted by Reclaim and Relove for the Jade Wedding Events studio in Boise, Idaho. We love the seamless look our Metallic Paints provide!

4 - Geometric Metallic Pattern on Furniture

Design & DIY ninja Leigh Ann Allaire of Canada’s Cityline TV shares this stunning piece that was inspired by fashion! The projects for the Homeshow Toronto “Upcycle Challenge” had to be fashion inspired and she was excited to flex some haute couture DIY muscle. She selected a metallic geometric catwalk look and totally transformed a sticker covered dresser into a chic, stylish beauty with the help of our Metallic Paints.

Add a touch of gold to any painted furniture piece with Modern Masters Metallic Paint! This beautiful project is by Rehab to Fab.

Stephanie Coon loves rehabbing furniture pieces and her studio’s name, Rehab to Fab, reflects that. Here she used our Pale Gold Metallic Paint to add beautiful distressed details to an ornate jewelry armoire. If you’d like to see more pics, head over to her Facebook page.

Feature on Painted Metallic Furniture pieces | This beauty is by Pamela Field and features the Gold Rush Metallic Paint by Modern Masters drybrushed over the ornate details of the sideboard

A navy blue buffet sideboard has the embossed scroll pattern highlighted by our Gold Rush Metallic Paint. Lovely! The painted furntiure project is by creative customer Pamela Field.

Beautiful painted buffet with Champagne Metallic Paint by Modern Masters. The gorgeous project is by Gray Gardens Design.

This beauty was painted with our Champagne Metallic Paint and exudes a charming sophistication. The project is by the talented Gray Gardens Designs.

A beautiful black and Copper Metallic Paint combination by Reinvintaged by Jo | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection | Feature on Metallic Painted Furniture

Reinvintaged by Jo uses our Metallic Paints quite a bit in all her projects and we love seeing them! This coffee table has our Copper Metallic Paint painted on the hammered metal insets. So lovely and striking against the black!

Softly distressed dresser with various custom shades of Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Beautiful project by Revive in Style | Feature on beautiful painted furniture pieces with Metallic Paints

This softly distressed dresser is by Alicia of Revive in Style. Alicia used several custom colored metallic shades to add lush, shimmery details along the tops and bottom of the piece as well as drybrushing over the ornate details.

It’s easy to incorporate these sophisticated details with both our Metallic Paint Collection and Matte Metallics. Whether you prefer golds, coppers, silvers, or other hues, the metallic shimmer will give a polished look to all your projects. Each Metallic Paint color can be used as an overall coat, an accent color, and also be used to highlight ornamental details and hardware. We look forward to seeing how YOU use our Metallic Paints!