Easy Front Door Updates

The sun is shining, get-togethers are happening, and beautiful weather is in full swing! If your door has not been season ready, get set to see a few beautiful Front Door Paint projects that not only say hello to your guests in style, the fade resistant colors will last season after season.

Beautiful blue front door | Classic and Modern | Modern Masters Front Door Paint in the color Peaceful blue | Summer Ready Door Ideas

Brandie Bracy from Fresh Furniture Store used the color Peaceful to add a dose of modern chic to her home’s entrance. Love that pop of color against the clean, contemporary neutrals.

Gorgeous red front door by Larnerd Hill | Modern Masters Front Door Paint in the color Sophisticated Red | Front Door Ideas for the Summer

The beautiful red Sophisticated color added a dash of color and warmth to this beautiful traditional entrance. The project is by Larnerd Hill.

Fresh and Welcoming White House Door | Project by Diapers and Decor | Modern Masters Front Door Paint with the ultimate fade resistance | Color: Hopeful white

White Back Patio Door | Project by Diapers and Decor | Modern Masters Front Door Paint with the ultimate fade resistance | Color: Hopeful white

Chrissy from Diapers and Decor wanted to update her back door with fresh white as it lead into the patio – and the color Hopeful did the trick beautifully. Who wouldn’t love to spend time here?

Blue Front Door by Faux Time Design | Modern Masters Front Door Paint in the color Calm blue | Front Door Paint Ideas

The color Calm is a rich blue that adds depth and interest to any entrance. Faux Time Design shared their updated blue front door that looks fantastic against the creams, browns, and brick paving.

Isn’t it time to adore your front door? Learn more about our Front Door Paint with the ultimate fade resistance on our website and head over to find a local retailer! What seasonal Modern Masters projects do you have coming up?

Outdoor Design and Decor Ideas

If you’re looking to enhance your outdoor space this year, check out these amazing Modern Masters DIY ideas that not only look beautiful, they also save you time and and stay within budget!

Modern Masters Front Door Paint enhances both the front door and shutters of this lovely traditional home | Project by blogger Pursuing Vintage | Modern Masters Cafe Blog | Outdoor Design and Decor Ideas

It’s the perfect time to start thinking about an front porch exterior update – and what better way to kick off the season than a fresh, new door color! Kristen of Pursuing Vintage used our Front Door Paint with the ultimate fade resistance in the color Sophisticated for this rockin’ red front door makeover and the color Elegant to enhance her shutters, too.

Patina Letter Design for your Porch with Modern Masters Metal Effects | Tutorial by Ali Kay

Patina Letter Design for your Porch with Modern Masters Metal Effects | Tutorial by Ali Kay

Artist Ali Kay shared a Pattern and Patina Letters How-to with Metal Effects and the results make for a Home Sweet Home.

Before and After Exterior Lights Project with Modern Masters Metallic Paint - what a difference! Project by Living Rich on Less | Outdoor Design and Decor Ideas

What an incredible Before & After! Susan of Living Rich on Less completely updates her tired and worn exterior light fixtures easily with our Metallic Paint Collection and MasterClear® Protective Clear Topcoat.

Painted Old Window becomes a beautiful Garden Decor element | Project and How-to by Katie Gaines | Modern Masters Front Door Paint | Outdoor Design and Decor Ideas for Summer

An old, dusty window sees new life as a stunning, colorful garden decor accent with our Front Door Paint. Artist Katie Gaines shares her Painted Window Tutorial.

Coastal Inspired DIY Tile Coasters with Modern Masters Metal Effects | Outdoor Design and Decor Ideas | Project by Table & Hearth | Modern Masters Cafe Blog

Once you’ve created your own DIY oasis, you can sit back and relax with these coastal-inspired tile coasters patinated with our Metal Effects. So easy and so pretty! Get the patina coasters how-to from Table and Hearth.

Did you enjoy these outdoor design and decor ideas? With the warm weather in full swing, it’s the best time to enjoy an outdoor that you helped create yourself with the help of Modern Masters. Enjoy!

Modern Mastery: Carmen Benoit

We first featured the work of Arizona-based Carmen Benoit while doing a feature on children’s rooms and have avidly followed her creative work since then. We’re very excited to feature her artistry in our Modern Mastery series for you to enjoy.

Carmen Benoit of Carmen Illustrates | Modern Mastery feature on the Modern Masters blog

Carmen Benoit of Carmen Illustrates

Carmen has been painting since she was a child, winning numerous awards along the way. She furthered her education by receiving a Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University. She started creating textile patterns and art for the clothing industry after graduation. And running into Carmen’s designs happened frequently. Whether it was seeing women buying her dresses at Lord & Taylor to watching Renee Zellweger sport another design as she’s romancing Tom Cruise in the film Jerry Maguire or even on the beach in Hawaii, seeing a couple laying on towels she had designed for the Disney Cruise Lines private label collection.

 

As exciting as the textile industry proved to be, Carmen felt she could do more. So in 1998, she decided to create her own business, Carmen Illustrates, that would allow her to work with people on a more personal level to create custom living and working environments. She specializes in creative environments for home decor, children’s rooms and commercial spaces. Her design options range from wall finishing and texturing to thematic murals, trompe l’oeil, and three-dimensional artwork. Absolutely any hand-painted technique can be incorporated, from loose and whimsical to fine art detail and photo-realism.

 

Modern Masters Shimmerstone, Venetian Plaster, and Metallic Paints combine to help create an incredible raised ceiling design by artist Carmen Benoit | Modern Mastery feature
Modern Masters Shimmerstone, Venetian Plaster, and Metallic Paints combine to help create an incredible raised ceiling design by artist Carmen Benoit | Modern Mastery feature
 ShimmerStone, Venetian Plaster, and Metallic Paints were combined with a V-Mask vinyl stencil to help create an incredible embossed ceiling design. The outer perimeter was also patterned and troweled with Antique Lace Metallic Plaster.

 

How has Modern Masters enhanced your business?
I was first drawn to the Modern Masters line through the rich colors offered in the Metallic Paint Collection and then slowly started incorporating their other products. Their Venetian Plaster is a staple product that I go to often for the traditional finish. . .its thick body works great for dimensional stencil effects and when thinned with about 15 – 20% water and brushed on furniture, it creates a really nice chalky refined finish. I also love using the Venetian Plaster as a base for mural work or fine painting as the acrylic pigment soaks so beautifully into the plaster as opposed to sitting on the surface giving it a nice authentic feel to the artwork. The other product I find using on a regular basis is their Wall Glazing Cream. It has a wonderful consistency and is not sticky at all which I have experienced with other glaze mediums and has a nice open time. I use it on walls finishes, for thinning my metallic colors, furniture, or anything I just want to build with nice, thin layers.

 

The cabinet was first sanded primed. A custom colored gray Venetian Plasters was thinned with water and brushed on vertically, giving a nice chalky finish. Diluted versions of Warm Silver and Champagne Metallic Paints were then used as a wash. The Wall Glazing Cream mixed with a little umber slight aged the piece and Silver/Platinum Matte Metallic was lightly added in the insets. Finally, moire like elements were painted in front of the cabinet in Champagne Metallic Paint. | Modern Masters | Painted Cabinet Artist: Carmen Benoit of Carmen Illustrates
 The cabinet was first sanded primed.  A custom colored gray Venetian Plasters was thinned with water about 15 – 20% and brushed on vertically, giving a nice chalky finish.  Diluted versions of Warm Silver and Champagne Metallic Paints were then used as a wash. The Wall Glazing Cream mixed with a little umber slight aged the piece and Platinum/Silver Matte Metallic was lightly added in the insets. Finally, moire like elements were painted in front of the cabinet in Champagne Metallic Paint.

 

Multiple colors of Modern Masters Front Door Paint create a unique front door | Modern Mastery: Carmen Benoit
Custom mixes of several Front Door Paint colors, including Motivated and Fortunate, helped Carmen create an inviting entrance for her own front door.

 

What is your dream art project?
If I were to put on my jammies and dream out loud it would definitely involve some travel to an exotic far off place. Europe for its history and wealth of knowledge, Morocco for its abundance of marvelous pattern and textures , and San Miquelle de Allende Mexico for its color and vigor, to name a few…working on perhaps a boutique hotel or destination space. I also love collaborating with other creatives, exploring new ways of approaching the creative process.

 

A custom mix of silver toned Modern Masters Metallic Paints add a geometric flair to a home gym. | Artist: Carmen Benoit of Carmen Illustrates
 A custom mix of silver toned Modern Masters Metallic Paints add a geometric flair to a home gym.

 

What was your most memorable, challenging, and/or rewarding project?
A project that I did with Kim Harvey Creamer Interiors to create an interactive and sensory rich garden-themed bedroom quarters for a mentally and physically disabled special needs adult. The wheelchair access and durability of the walls were paramount. Every square inch was painted and had to have a purpose to either educate or to stimulate.

Extensive planning was done to take into account imagery, colors, fabrics, and sheen levels. Interactive sound and light elements that were built into the wall to coordinate with mural elements. The main walls were done in a soft white with silver flecks that ombre down to deeper tones of grey, achieved with my fave Wall Glazing Cream and Glazing Cream Colors. The murals consisted of the family dog ready to go for a walk, a bird that would make sounds when activated by a button and a balloon that lit up when the sound of being filled with hot air.

Garden murals flanked either side of the bed with real tree limbs that was painted and fastened to the wall with birds and ribbons. A huge garden house constructed on site around the specialty bed was painted with black and white shingles, stripes and polka dots accented with splashes of color. The room had to function in so many ways but mostly as a positive uplifting space made to inspire and to make life a little more beautiful and easier for its occupant. It was truly magical and even more exciting to see my client’s face when she saw it for the first time.

Garden Themed Room and Wall Mural for a Special Needs Client | Artist: Carmen Benoit of Carmen Illustrates | Modern Masters Blog
Garden Themed Room and Wall Mural for a Special Needs Client | Artist: Carmen Benoit of Carmen Illustrates | Modern Masters Blog
Garden Themed Room and Wall Mural for a Special Needs Client | Artist: Carmen Benoit of Carmen Illustrates | Modern Masters Blog
Garden Themed Room and Wall Mural for a Special Needs Client | Artist: Carmen Benoit of Carmen Illustrates | Modern Masters Blog
Isn’t her work incredible? Thank you, Carmen, for sharing your extraordinary work with us! We hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the heart and art of Carmen Benoit and be sure to visit her company website, Carmen Illustrates, for more. You can also follow her on Facebook and Instagram. Stay inspired!

 

BOHO Style with Debbie Hayes

Spring/Summer 2018 Issue of Boho Style featuring Debbie Hayes | Modern Masters Projects

Artist Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky has created many beautiful DIY projects for us at Modern Masters and we are so pleased to see her home featured in the Summer 2018 issue of BOHO Style by Country Sampler!

The feature, written by Elyse Major, is entitled Patterns of Behavior and showcases both the exterior and interior of Debbie’s charming, colorful abode. Her ‘elegant bohemian’ style warmly invites visitors and also showcases a few of the projects she’s created for us. The beautiful photographs are by Mark Lohman and the styling is by editor Fifi O’Neill.

Modern Masters Metallic Plaster on Wall and Folding Screen with Metal Effects stenciled with the Metallic Paint Collection | Artist: Debbie Hayes | Boho Style magazine | Photographed by Mark Lohman, Styled by Fifi O'NeillStenciled Rust Screen created with Modern Masters Metal Effects and the Metallic Paint Collection | Artist: Debbie Hayes | Boho Style magazine feature | Photography by Mark Lohman and Styling by Fifi O'Neill

Her master bedroom features many inspired creative touches, including a focal wall troweled with our Metallic Plaster and a stenciled folding screen patinated with our Metal Effects Rust Finish. If you’re inspired to try the projects, click for the Metallic Plaster Feature Wall and Shimmery Rustic Folding Screen how-to tutorials.

Metallic Paint Collection with ceiling stencil enhances a plain light fixture and white ceiling | Artist: Debbie Hayes | Boho Style magazine feature | Phtoograph by Mark Lohman and Styling by Fifi O'Neill

Enhance a plain white ceiling easily by stenciling a ceiling medallion. It also adds depth, size, and interest to any light fixture. The project was stenciled with Antique Bronze from our Metallic Paint Collection.

Bright Green Front Door | Artist: Debbie Hayes | Boho Style magazine feature | Photographed by Mark Lohman and Styled by Fifi O'Neill | Colorful Front Door Ideas #bohostyle #frontdoorpaint

A brightly colored door greets your guests in style! Debbie used our Front Door Paint in the color Fortunate, a beautiful and vibrant lime green. Front Door Paint features the ultimate fade resistance, so the color will stay true season after season. She made the update in just a few hours and shared her how-to front door project with us.

Debbie shares, “I love how Fifi, Mark, and Elyse captured our BOHO home style and decorating personalities. Our home and décor evolves almost daily due to the wonderful products by Modern Masters. They offer so many choices of texture, colors, metallics and more, that get all of the looks I need on all types of surfaces, large, small, indoors, outdoors.” Thank you, Debbie – and congratulations for the well-deserved feature! Our appreciation also goes out to Fifi O’Neill, Mark Lohman, and BOHO Style for the use of their images.

Want to see more? The Summer 2018 issue of BOHO Style is available at your local craft stores and also at your favorite news stands. Be sure to pick one up to enjoy this inspiring feature and many others. Enjoy!

Garden Design Ideas with Modern Masters

One of the small pleasures of the warm weather seasons is enjoying the outdoors and our gardens. We also enjoy seeing creative Modern Masters projects that are made to enhance our outdoor time and that can be made easily. Read on for a few quick and beautiful garden decor DIY projects!

Garden Decor Projects with Modern Masters products | Metallic Paint Collection | Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

Old and Broken Fountain gets a new life with pretty patina coloring with the Metallic Paint Colleciton by Modern Masters! Check out the link for more Garden Decor DIYs. Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky.

Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky created two glam garden accents, a decor metal artichoke and a planter turned birdbath, with shimmer and an aged patina using the Metallic Paint Collection, MasterClear® Protective Clear Topcoat, and the Decorative Painter’s Products. Since the products are not made to be submerged in water, she painted and sealed areas of the birdbath just to the water line. Click in for both of her garden decor tutorials.

Geometric and Modern Concrete Blocks with Metallic Paint | Take plain concrete blocks and make them an extraordinary garden decor accent | Project by Mary Childs of Focal Points

Concrete blocks can go from plain to extraordinary with a little tape, your preferred pattern, and our Metallic Paint Collection! The modern Geometric Concrete Block DIY is by Mary Childs of Focal Points.

Fade Resistant Garden, Herb, and Flower Markers painted with Modern Masters Front Door Paint | Garden DIY How to Tutorial by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Garden Decor Projects and Ideas

Painted signs help organize the flowers, herbs, and plants in your garden easily. Using our Front Door Paint, you can paint and create garden markers that resist the fading of the sun’s rays, keeping your outdoor design looking as beautiful as ever.

Herb Cans made from discarded vegetable cans are giving an incredible rusty patina makeover with Metal Effects by Modern Masters! See this and more garden DIYs idea via the Modern Masters Cafe Blog link! Project by Seeking Lavender Lane.

What to with the herbs you grew in your garden? Seeking Lavender Lane wanted a super easy upcycle combined with a farmhouse look for her herb display and came up with a genius idea! She combined cleaned vegetable cans with our Metal Effects Rust Finish to create a DIY Rust Herb Cans. So pretty!

We hope you’ve enjoyed these Garden DIY project ideas! If you have some of your own to share, be sure to tag us on social media and/or use the hashtag #ModernMasters. Stay inspired!

Paint a Front Door Refresh for Spring!

A colorful painted front door makes for a welcoming entrance! In fact, Pinterest 100 recommended that ‘colorful statement doors’ are the new way to greet your guests and that shares for ideas and project inspiration are up 121% on their site. Our Front Door Paint makes it a breeze to refresh your home’s entrance. The water base formula is easy to paint with and also dries fast, which means you can close your newly updated front door in just a few hours. Better yet, the Non Fade Technology ensures your door will look beautiful season after season. Ready for a few ideas?

Aqua Turquoise Blue Front Door with Modern Masters Front Door Paint in the color Tranquil | Project by EB Home Life | Front Door Ideas for Spring

EB Home Life painted their formerly ‘dull’ front door with the color Tranquil and they love the results!

Beautiful Blue Front Door painted by Linda Gale Boyles of Southern Inspirations | Color: Serene blue Front Door Paint by Modern Masters with the ultimate fade resistance | Front Door Color Ideas and Inspo

Linda Gale Boyles of Southern Inspirations painted her front entrance with the deep blue color of Serene. It looks wonderful against the bright,colorful flowers!

Classic Black Door painted by Madson Goods with Modern Masters Front Door Paint in the color Elegant | Non Fade Technology | Painted Front Door Refresh Project Ideas

After seeing positive reviews online of Front Door Paint, Shannon Shepard of Madson Goods decided to update their front door with the color Elegant black. Their door receives direct sunlight all day and so they needed the ultimate fade resistance that our Front Door Paint provides. Looks great!

Red Front Door painted with the color Ambitious from the Front Door Paint line by Modern Masters, which has the ultimate fade resistance | Project by Dwell by Cheryl | Colorful Front Door Ideas

A red front door makes such a stylish statement! Designer Cheryl Luckett of Dwell by Cheryl used the color Ambitious to brighten up and refresh her front porch entrance.

Gorgeous deep green painted front door with a custom mix of colors of Front Door Paint by Modern Masters | Project by Classy Clutter | Spring Front Door Update Ideas

The Front Door Paint colors can be mixed to create your perfect hue. Savannah and Mallory of Classy Clutter used both Natural and Successful to customize a deep green hue for this front entrance of a modern ranch renovation. Beautiful!

Front Door Paint by Modern Masters is perfect for doors AND shutters. It also has the ultimate fade resistance and the quick dry formula is easy to paint with and clean up. | Project: A Sweet Berry blog | Front Porch Door and Shutter Project Ideas

Front Door Paint is not just for doors! Shutters can be painted and updated to complement your home’s exterior colors, with long lasting results. The color Natural was used here by A Sweet Berry.

Medium Dark Blue Door painted with Front Door Paint by Modern Masters, made with Non Fade Technology | Color: Serene | Front Door Redo Ideas and Inspiration for any time of year

Home Made by Carmona used the color Peaceful blue to paint both the front door and the two sidelights. So welcoming!

Spring is the perfect time to refresh your home’s exterior – and the fastest way to do that is to paint your front entrance. Front Door Paint has a gorgeous palette of on trend and classic colors and you can find your local retailer easily. If you’re stuck on deciding which color you’d like, use our free Front Door Paint app (iOS and Android) to take a pic of your door and scroll through our available colors. Keep us posted on your Modern Masters projects by tagging us and/or using the #ModernMasters hashtag.

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!

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!

Holiday DIY Decor Ideas with Modern Masters!

‘Tis the season for handmade holiday gifts and decor! Here at Modern Masters, we love seeing seasonal projects and wanted to share some of our favorite ideas with you!

Holiday Mason Jars with Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection | Holiday Decor Ideas | Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

This is a quick and super easy project with glass jars, our Metallic Paint Collection, and vinyl holiday stickers. The Mason Jar Luminaries are by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky.

Stenciled Holiday Pillows with Modern Masters Metallic Paints | Beautiful and Easy Holiday Decor Ideas to Make | Project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky

This fun Stenciled Pillow DIY was created with our Metallic Paint Collection. We used polka dots and let loose our inner Scrooge but since the project is so versatile, you can easily feature your own favorite patterns and holiday quotes, too!

Painted Holiday Christmas Village with Matte Metallics by Modern Masters | Project by Centsational Style | Round-up of beautiful, quick, and easy holiday decor projects

Our Matte Metallics light up a hand painted winter village with a subtle glow. The Matte Metallics work well on wood and look beautiful during the day and in the evening glow as well. The lovely project is by Centsational Style.

Jolly Christmas Door Frame Wreath | Modern Masters Metallic Paint Project by Mary Childs of Focal Points | Gorgeous Holiday Decor Ideas for your Home

Welcome your guests in style with this stunning Holiday Door Frame Wreath that’s simple to make with craft or thrift store finds and both our Front Door Paint and Metallic Paint Collection.

Decorative Birch Tree Wine Glass | Modern Masters ShimmerStone project by Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky | Christmas Home Decor Ideas

This decorative DIY Birch Tree Glass for your holiday decor is sure to charm your guests! Debbie Hayes of My Patch of Blue Sky created the winter wonderland on glass with our ShimmerStone plaster and Black Pearl Metallic Paint.

Handpainted Stockists with Modern Masters Matte Metallic Paint | Holiday Project by Centsational Style | Beautiful Christmas DIY Ideas

Kate of Centsational Style used our Matte Metallics to create a brushstroke pattern on her DIY Handpainted Staircase Stockings. Such a warm and beautiful look!

Are you inspired by these holiday decor ideas with Modern Masters? We are – and are looking forward to seeing yours! Use the #ModernMasters hashtag or tag us to share your projects with us. To find your nearest local retailer, head to the Where to Buy section on our website. Happy Holidays!