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!

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!

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!

Fall Features for Modern Masters!

It’s always so exciting to see the projects our creative customers create with our Modern Masters products and it’s also exciting to see these projects featured in the media! We’ve discovered a few media features that usher us into the fall season perfectly with Metallic Paint, Metallic Plaster and our non-fade Front Door Paint. Let’s dig in!

Gorgeous Modern Masters Metallic Plaster Wall Treatment by San Francisco-based Caroline Lizarraga | Interior Design by Elena Calabrese | Traditional Home October 2016

Caroline Lizarraga and her team are incredible artists and it’s no surprise we find them in the pages of Traditional Home (October 2016 issue). The beautiful design is by Elena Calabrese. Caroline and team used our Metallic Plaster for a multi-hued organic wall treatment.

Feature on non fade Front Door Paint by Modern Masters on Green Craft Magazine

The Autumn 2016 issue of GreenCraft magazine shared a nice review and feature of our non fade Front Door Paint. Pick up your issue today – they share so much goodness on repurposing projects, ecologically-chic creations, and exploring today’s most stylish and sustainable projects. Love it!

Suggested Fall Color Swatches by the Wall Street Journal include Modern Masters Champagne Metallic Paint

The Wall Street Journal shares their 5 Fresh Paint Trends to Try for Fall and they feature our Champagne Metallic Paint (above, far right). New York Designer Adam Rolston says “Metallics are great for reflecting light into dark spaces.” Designer Kati Curtis further recommends a shimmering ceiling next to matte walls. Love the interior design tips!

Painting Your Front Door in a Day - and hello, Curb Appeal | Los Angeles Times | Modern Masters Non Fade Front Door Paint Projects | This one is by A Spoonful of Imagination with the color Spiritual

The LA Times recent wrote the article, Painting Your Front Door a New Color Can Be Done in a Day – and Hello, Curb Appeal. They featured several projects with our non-fade Front Door Paint, including this fall front porch with the color Spiritual by A Spoonful of Imagination.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these color palettes and decor ideas for the Autumn season! We’ll be sure to continue sharing more ideas (and Holiday DIYs) very soon. Stay Creative!

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#ModernMasters Instagram Inspiration

We see so many great #modernmasters projects and finish inspirations on Instagram and love to share them on our Instagram account! We thought we’d share just a few of the beautiful projects here with you on the blog . Coincidentally, the five Modern Masters projects we’re featuring today all have calming blue, gold, pearl and silver hues. They’ve left us feeling blue – in a good way, of course!

Canvas Art painted by artist Brenda Allison with the help of Modern Masters Metallic Paint | Modern Masters Blog

Artist Brenda Allison is a versatile and prolific painter based in California. Her works have spread far and wide in both residential and commercial locations, including 150 paintings for The Venetian Las Vegas alone. Of this piece she says, “Pearl Raindots bring on rain in California and cooler weather” and it’s so lovely to see the ethereal way she used our Metallic Paints. Find her on Instagram: @brendaallisonart

Metal Effects Rust Finish on Furniture Hardware | Project by Junk'd Up

Our Metal Effects Rust Finish looks amazing on this hardware handle! Junk’d Up thought it would be the perfect accent for the chippy dresser they were working on and we agree! Find them on Instagram: @junkdup

Metallic Paint and High Gloss White to Contrast | Wall Stripes | Project by Guided Home Design

Of this office project, Guided Home Design says, “A bold stripe on the wall can transform a room! Here we used Modern Masters Metallic Paint and a high gloss white to contrast.” Looks like an inspiring space to work! Find them on Instagram: @guidedhomedesign

Metallic Plaster Wall Treatment on Wall by Bella House Faux | Modern Masters Blog

Bella House Faux shared this gorgeous bedroom wall treatment created with our Metallic Plaster. We love the movement they created with the color combinations! Find them on Instagram: @bellahousefaux

Metal Effects on Silver Leaf by artist Allison Cosmos | Modern Masters Blog

Artist Allison Cosmos creates amazing canvas art pieces and she’s been featured in publications such as Veranda, House Beautiful and Elle Decor. Here, she shares how Metal Effects patinas react on silver leaf – so beautiful. Find her on Instagram: @allisoncosmos

We’ll be sharing more of the incredible Modern Masters projects we come across on Instagram soon! If you’d like to share yours, be sure to use the #modernmasters hashtag and feel free to tag us on the pic. Have a creative day, everyone!

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Modern Mastery: Kelly Peterson

We discovered the lovely work of decorative painter Kelly Peterson on Facebook. She was sharing several of her Modern Masters projects during a viral one-week showcase by decorative artists and we contacted her immediately to learn more. We’re happy to present her varied works with our products and talk about her studio, Layers of Color.

Kelly Peterson of Layers of Color | Modern Mastery Series Feature on the Modern Masters Cafe BlogKelly Peterson was in the construction industry for over 20 years running projects and managing an aluminum frame manufacturing company before starting her decorative finish business. “When decorative painting was introduced to me many years ago, I knew I finally found my passion. I couldn’t wait to figure out how to do it and share it with others. In 2003, I was very fortunate to move to very art-inspired cultural area outside of Sacramento, California. It was the perfect time to start my decorative painting business. I was so fortunate to find IDAL and the talented people at Modern Masters.” She became a Platinum Training Center for Modern Masters and through the studio and product lines, was able to create amazing finishes for her clients. A love of teaching also led her to begin faux finish classes for a local junior college. She now teaches classes each semester and has an amazing team of decorative finishers that create almost all the finishes for her studio, Layers of Color.

Modern Masters Metallic Finish | Stenciling done with Metallic Paint | Project by Kelly Peterson and featured in the Modern Masters CafeThe wall finish has a lovely Plum Metallic Plaster base and the stenciling is done with our Pale Gold Metallic Paint. The pattern is the Fabric Damask Wall Stencil by Royal Design Studio.

Kitchen Cabinetry painted with Modern Masters Statuary Bronze Metallic Paints | Project by Kelly PetersonThese kitchen cabinets were transformed with Statuary Bronze Metallic Paint and topcoated for durability. Kelly did the laundry room with the same cabinet finish!

What are some of your favorite Modern Masters finishes?

We love working with Metallic Plaster, the Metallic Paint Collection and the Glazing Cream Colors. They are so versatile and can be used in so many applications from walls to cabinetry to furniture. We also have lots of fun with the Metal Effects patina finishes.

Metallic Plaster by Modern Masters creates a contemporary concrete look for a fireplace | Project by Kelly Peterson of Layers of Color | Cafe Blog FeatureTungsten and Shimmered Moon Metallic Plaster create a contemporary concrete look for a 27′ tall fireplace.

A Shimmery Metallic Paint Base for a Chair | Glam Chair Transformation by Kelly Peterson of Layers of Color | Cafe BlogWarm Silver Metallic Paint helped update a chair with a shimmery, glam makeover.

What is the most inspiring space or place you have visited?

We created a number of finishes for an amazing castle project in the Los Altos Hills Community of California. It was a 8000 square foot renovation from the original castle built in 1924. It took several years to complete the project. The new owner was dedicated to restore as much of the original character as possible. We even got to stencil an entire carport concrete floor with Modern Masters Metallic Paints and Modello Designs vinyl stencils! It was so much fun to work on until the day several of the other contractors told us the castle was haunted…We weren’t scared… We created finishes using the Metallic Plasters, Metallic Paints and Venetian Plaster.

Home Construction and Restoration Project by decorative artist Kelly Peterson with Modern Masters Projects | Studio Feature on the Cafe BlogA sampling of the decorative paint finishes during the construction and renovation of a modern castle project in California.

What is your dream finishing project?

Most of our client projects have been dream projects. Any time a new client hires us and allows us to create beautiful and unique decorative finishes just for them is a dream project! It’s what keeps us motivated for the next one!

Italian-Inspired Metallic Plaster Finish for a Tuscan Home | Project by Kelly Peterson of Layers of Color featured in the Modern Masters Cafe BlogA Metallic Plaster wall finish graces the dining room walls of a Tuscan-inspired home.

Both Modern Masters Metallic Paint and Metallic Plaster create a unique finish for a bedroom wall and headboard | Project by Kelly Peterson of Layers of Color | Modern Masters Cafe Blog FeatureMetallic Paint and Metallic Plasters were combined to create a unique wall finish and focal point in a master bedroom.

We love how every new client is her ‘dream project’ – what a great appreciation for each of her commissions! Kelly has over 30 years of construction experience and a general contractor’s license in the state of California, as well as an experienced full service Interior Designer on staff at Layers of Color. Her expertise shows in her unique and beautiful finishes with our products. Be sure to visit her Facebook page and Instagram account as she shares many of her current projects frequently. Don’t forget to pin and share these lovely Modern Masters projects, too!

Gorgeous Range Hoods with Modern Masters

The kitchen has always been one of the most important spaces in any home. At the center of our beloved kitchen is the often overlooked range hood, an important feature which can easily be transformed with the use of paints, plasters and patinas. Of course, its main function is to absorb odors, airborne grease and smoke but it can also have a much more aesthetic purpose – to serve as an excellent focal point to beautify the kitchen! We share a few examples of some of our favorite range hoods and how Modern Masters has helped bring these wonderful pieces to life with customized finishes that provide a crowning touch. Let’s take a look!

A gorgeous range hood finished in Modern Masters Metal Effects Bronze reactive paint and blue patina solution | By Tom Henman Decorative Painting | Modern Masters Cafe blog

Tom Henman Decorative Painting used our Metal Effects Bronze Reactive Paint and Blue Patina Aging Solution for this unique range hood. We love the juxtaposition of the smooth, light cabinets with the darker, weathered patina!

A range hood elegantly finished in Modern Masters Pewter Metallic Paint | By Bella Tucker Decorative Finishes | Modern Masters Cafe blog

This lovely, contemporary kitchen received an elegant stria finish on its range hood with Modern Masters Pewter Metallic Paint by Bella-Tucker Decorative Finishes. It adds just the right amount of sophisticated brilliance to this space!

This range hood was finished with Modern Masters Metal Effects in a rust finish along with copper foil | By Carmen Illustrates | Modern Masters Cafe blog

This range hood received a fantastic finish with our Metal Effects Iron Reactive Paint by Carmen Illustrates. The rust created with the real metal particles in our reactive paint was beautifully enhanced with the use of copper foils. The result is a striking accent piece that complements the rustic wood tones of this kitchen!

Modern Masters Red Russet Metallic Plaster was used for this beautiful range hood | By Craig Getty Painting | Modern Masters Cafe blog

Modern Masters Metallic Plaster works perfectly with the natural wood cabinetry of this inviting kitchen. Craig Getty Painting used our Espresso, Suede and Red Russet metallic plasters to create a subtle, shimmery finish for this range hood. What a great way to top off this space!

Modern Masters Metal Effects helped transform this unique range hood | By Broads with Brushes

Broads with Brushes embellished this range hood with the use of color glazes and our Metal Effects in order to tie in the colors of this fabulous kitchen! Doesn’t it look great against the rich, dark wood and tiled backsplash? We love the work of Andrea Blair Murrill and her team!

We hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how the range hood can play an important part in your kitchen’s design by serving as functional art! Do you have one that may benefit from a little color? If so, which design style would you prefer?

It’s always a pleasure to see some of the amazing work created with our product lines. Be sure to catch more inspiration on our Facebook fan page and Pinterest boards. We look forward to seeing you there!