Ceilings, often times an afterthought, can be coated with a metallic paint to carry and reflect light through a room.
The Wall Street Journal lists five interior design and paint color trends for the fall. A New York designer made everything in his den purple — including walls, moldings, doors, and sofas — to provide a sense of calm. Age-old techniques like Venetian plaster and Tadelakt have returned. Black details and pink surfaces are good, too.
“The right pink has warmth and depth,” said Los Angeles designer Michael Smith. “It can be empowering.”The current trending version is not pale or cotton-candy pink but a gender-neutral shade dirtied with a touch of blue or gray, like Farrow & Ball’s Setting Plaster. Mr. Rolston pairs pink with beige, likening the scheme to Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus.” “It’s so perverse, so beautiful.”