Painting & Decorating Question

I want to paint a feature wall in a bedroom. i prefer silk finish, but the colour i want only comes in matt emulsion. would it look odd if i had one wall in matt and the other 3 in silk emulsion?

Thanks to everyone who gave their time and wisdom. Really helpful and appreciated.

5 Answers

Best Answer

Make that whole room matt. Otherwise try asking to mix color u want on the white silk base.


Answered 26th Jun 2011

Abbott & Costello Interiors

Member since 6 Sep 2010

Take the colour to your local paint supplier and they'll mix it for you in silk

Answered 26th Jun 2011

Foster Electrical & Property Maintenance

Member since 25 Mar 2009

You could get the colour mixed at a decorators merchant, If you don't want the high sheen of silk you could always opt for a soft sheen...

Answered 26th Jun 2011


Member since 26 Oct 2008

It sounds unusual not to get the same colour in matt and silk. If the colour has a bs number then you should be able to have it mixed in both, Try dulux or Crown.
but no I do not think it would look too odd try some tester samples

Answered 26th Jun 2011

A. D. Services

Member since 31 May 2011

Go to crown or dulux trade paints depots they will mix the colour for you in a silk finish, or give the wall a couple of coats of satin varnish (water based).

Answered 26th Jun 2011

Proctor Decorating

Member since 6 Mar 2011

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