How To Mix Paint Sheen In A Room

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Combining paint sheens on a wall is a unique way to make the space look modern and unique. Let me give you a few trade secrets on how to get it to look right.

How To Mix Paint Sheen In A Room

Annie, Ace's Paint Expert, is here to give you a few tips on how to add dimension in your room by including two paint sheens in the space.


My first tip for you is, limit the paint sheens at two. Any more than that and the room is going to be more distracting then inviting. Don’t worry about any trim or molding in the room, the mixing of paint sheens for the sake of this video is the wall.

Alright, so what sheens do I suggest? Flat and satin or flat and semi-gloss are what I suggest using when it comes to stripes, shapes and stencils. This room is a perfect example of that. I followed the rules with room using Clark and Kensington’s color New Beginnings. I kept it to 2 sheens, placed them close together and my sheens are sheens Flat and Semi-Gloss.

Another option is high gloss and matte are probably. The high-gloss finish gives the color some depth of and when matched against the exact same color in a matte finish it looks like you’ve used a different color. The pairing will bring a modern sleek look that guests may even mistake for luxury wallpaper.

Tip number two, keep the sheens you plan to next to each other. Spacing them out too much makes it look like you got lazy and grabbed the wrong paint.

Combining sheens is a unique way to add sophistication to a room. To get inspired on what colors to use, visit the Paint Studio at your neighborhood Ace or online at

Published on 2/23/2022.
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