UPDATE 8: Paint
Painting the Attic Interior
Time to get out the drop cloths, rollers, and painter’s tape! We chose paint colors for the Attic that would coordinate with the millwork, floors, fixtures, and finishes to create a Nordic modern vibe. We also considered existing materials when choosing paint. The existing chimney brick inspired an accent wall paint color. The paint colors for the Owner’s Bedroom are Hushed Auburn and Dorian Gray by Sherwin Williams. The Bath will be painted Knitting Needles also by Sherwin Williams.
Choosing A Finish
Our client prefers matte to shiny, so the Attic walls have an eggshell finish, while the ceiling is painted with Snowbound by Sherwin Williams in a flat finish. Flat paint has a velvety look that absorbs light, hiding imperfections and uneven textures. Eggshell has slightly more luster than a flat finish and can be cleaned with a soft, wet cloth without ruining the finish. Scrubbing flat paint can wear down the finish, creating uneven patches on your walls. When choosing a paint finish, consider the durability needs and surface conditions to determine the best choice for your project.