The two most important things to remember when using this paint are 1) be sure to place on a wall that is subject to natural light, the more light the better. It really makes a difference is showing the depth of the color. And 2) even application is tricky. Be patient and know you may have to go over areas a few times to even out the lines between strokes.
In the pictures shown here of the Lustrous Amber there was actually a color applied to the walls that was not the companion color that Valspar recommends. It was a color I’d painted a few years back and I was bored of it so decided to put the metallic over the existing paint. It worked out fine because I selected a metallic color from the Valspar selection that best paired up with the recommended base paint. So if you’re bored of a room and want to make a change, you may be able to just put the metallic over your existing paint if they are in the same family. I loved the fact it cut out the step of applying the base color first!