Different Sheens of Interior Paint

The interior of your home is more than just a place to sleep and eat, it’s an expression of who you are as a person. And with so many different sheens available on the market today, choosing which one best reflects that can be difficult. Ethereal Painters offers complete painting services throughout all types of homes because we understand how important it is for your space to reflect exactly what makes your spirit shine brightest!Our team will perform a thorough assessment and provide recommendations on suitable paint sheens and other important elements.

Interior Paint Sheens and Common Uses

When it comes to paint sheens, there are several practical factors that affect which type you choose. Most homeowners prefer the look of matte or eggshell paints and these usually come in low-luster finishes while those who want more shine opt for high gloss (or semi gloss) coats on their walls. Here is a list of common types:
Since most homeowners like matte or eggshell appearances for indoor spaces such as living rooms, hallways etc., they tend to use low luster finish colors instead of glossy ones so that dust isn’t easily visible on surfaces with light reflection capacity against them.


This type of paint does not reflect light at all, so it’s very flat and easy to clean. However, such a low sheen is used for ceilings in spaces with little traffic since this makes them seem cleaner while also hiding imperfections on the surface which might need attention later..


A matte sheen is a type of paint finish that provides excellent depth and color while feeling smooth to the touch. Unlike flat paints, it can withstand frequent washing making them suitable for high-traffic areas such as walls in living rooms or bedrooms.


Eggshell provides a low-luster and is easy to clean – it reflects more light than flat or matte paints, but not as much as semi-glosses. Eggshells are suitable for high traffic walls in living rooms, bedrooms, and dining rooms.


When painting walls, doors and cabinets in high-traffic areas with satin paint you should know that they’re more susceptible to showing flaws like lap marks. This kind of paint is also great for providing a depth effect but can be difficult clean.


Semi-gloss paint is a luminous and reflective choice for highlighting details within your home. It’s easy to clean, but also difficult to apply without flaws.


This high-gloss sheen offers a mirror-like finish that reflects light exceptionally well, especially for lighter colors. It is highly durable and easy to clean but also the most difficult to apply properly.

When it comes to applying paint, the sheen matters. A poor or rushed application can result in a gritty texture and blemishes such as unevenness. If you want your house painted properly with high-quality results that last for years.To guarantee the best possible result contact Ethereal Paintersat 604-788-3382 or fill out our estimate form .