Metallic Venetian plaster is made by adding metallic particles into the plaster mix. It can be finished in a variety of textures such as smooth, matt, or glossy, and even used to create stencil patterns. The result is luxurious, eye-catching and unconventional; ideal for high-end hospitality venues or offices, or even to bring a style statement to your own home.
Here’s a look at some of the ways that metallic plasters can be used to add a touch of shimmer and shine to your surfaces.
Metallic paint finish
For the wow-factor, choose a metallic paint finish combined with Venetian plaster for walls and ceilings. This can be used to infuse the surface with a subtle shimmer, or applied over a textured surface to create a more dramatic effect. The golds, coppers, silvers, or bronzes can be mixed alongside colours or allowed to speak for themselves.
It’s also a great way to pick out architectural details such as door frames, crown mouldings, or columns. This can create focal points to a room and bring a sense of opulence and grandeur.
Metallic stencil patterns
Stencil work can be used to create intricate patterns to bring depth and interest to the surface, or to add a distinctive logo to a corporate environment. It creates a particularly stunning effect when used with contrasting colours and textures, such as oxidised copper or gold and concrete.
Kitchens and bathrooms
Metallic venetian plaster can even be used to stunning effect in kitchens and bathrooms. Stand out from the crowd with shimmering kitchen cabinets or luxurious vanity and sink units in the bathroom. Choose a metallic hue that complements the fixtures and fittings in the room for an unexpected use of materials in a space that is so often rather bland and safe.
When using Venetian plaster in more humid environments, avoid applying it in areas that will be in frequent direct contact with water such as splashbacks because it is a naturally porous material. It can be used in other areas, but it’s advisable to treat it with a special moisture-resistant coating that will keep it in top condition.
In the bedroom
Create a luxurious boudoir with some metallic touches throughout the bedroom. For example, it can be applied to picture frames, headboards, and bedframes to provide a memorable hotel experience or to elevate your own home with style and elegance.
Transform items of furniture
Metallic plaster finishes can be used to provide interest to items of furniture, by picking out certain features or used as a coating for the entire surface. It can be used to revive a tired dresser or coffee table for example, or used to bring interest to chair frames or panels of cupboards and wardrobes.