Today I’m trying out a new paint from the Earth Elements collection by Valspar. They have a collection of colors they categorize under Earth, Fire, Wind and Water.
There are two applications you can choose from that add a shimmering quality to your walls; Brilliant Metals & Granite. The best applications for both are in an area that receives a lot of natural light so you can actually see the shimmer effect. I’ve selected the Brilliant metals which adds what they call a ‘vibrant metallic sheen’ to wall.
I’ve selected an accent wall in the entry of our home that has a skylight above it and a color that will tie in a unique painting on the dining room wall that you can see at the same time as the accent wall when you walk in to our home. We’re guaranteed lots of natural light due to the skylight and because the metal will add a dressy effect I figured the entry would be a good place for it; I plan to hang a couple of simple chandeliers, too.
The color I chose is “Copper Gleam”. First you apply a basecoat of a color in the same family then apply the Brilliant Metal color over the top of it once it’s dried thoroughly. There is a specific application process so I’ll let you know how it goes and will be sure to include before and after photos once it’s complete!
For more on the Earth Elements collection, go to www.valspar.com The granite application looks very interesting, too but I got attached to the Copper Gleam color so opted for Brilliant Metals instead.