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4 Reasons Why Using Matte Paint Is the Practical (Yet Trendy) Way To Achieve Your Desired Style

4 Reasons Why Using Matte Paint Is the Practical (Yet Trendy) Way To Achieve Your Desired Style

It’s a matte, matte, matte, matte world.

There’s nothing like a fresh paint job to make an interior feel brand new. But picking the right colour is just the beginning; it’s also important to select a finish that will set the tone for your home’s overall look and feel. And if there’s one trend that’s currently in vogue, it’s matte paint.

Thinking of trying out this luxe look for your next paint project? Here are 4 reasons why you should embrace the matte trend!

1. It offers a rich, velvety appearance for a contemporary look.

Unlike gloss or semi-gloss paints, a matte finish is much more pigmented, giving it a rich and highly saturated look that provides superior coverage. Its soft, velvety texture also creates a sense of elegance that makes it ideal for formal sitting areas and plush bedrooms.  gush paintLocal paint specialist gush has a vast selection of all-matte colours to tickle your aesthetic fancy. Apply a vibrant hue like Beesechurger and Peeptoe to create a bold statement wall, or go for moodier tones like Ensconce and Moonlight as a contrasting backdrop to showcase artworks. 

2. It’s capable of covering up imperfections on surfaces.

One major pro of going matte? It’s perfect for concealing imperfections such as uneven textures and patchy spots. Unlike other reflective finishes, matte paints are designed to soak up light and make surface marks less noticeable thanks to their sheen. This makes it a great choice for camouflaging any damages in ceiling and wall applications, which tends to be a common problem in older homes. Darker shades like Vader are particularly useful in hiding DIY blunders, since they tend to absorb more light than other colours. gush paintPlus, it allows for fuss-free application and saves you time (and money) on touch-ups. If you want a quick fix without spending a ton on repair or remodeling works, a matte paint makeover is the way to go. 

And if you need a helping hand, gush’s team of expert painters are always ready to offer their painting services. Get in touch with us via our Materially Guide and we’ll link you up with the gush folks!

3. It helps to absorb light and reduce glares.

Matte finishes are best used in spaces that get a lot of natural light, such as home offices and dining rooms. The muted, non-reflective qualities of matte paint help to absorb bright sunlight and prevent glares from hindering your everyday productivity, so you can focus on the task at hand. Calm shades like Blooming and Linen do wonders in soothing the mind, while vibrant hues like Mango and Mamma Mia help to stimulate creativity. All #WFH-approved! gush solar filmFor an added line of defense, consider gush’s clearcool solar film. It's an eco-friendly thermal solution that blocks out harmful UV rays AND keeps your space nice and cool at 25ºC. That means A) you don't have to use the AC as often, and B) you conserve energy and save on electricity bills – a win-win, if you ask us!

Another bonus: this innovative film is built to withstand years of sunlight exposure without discolouring, and also comes with a 12-year warranty to ensure that you’re protected for a long time.

4. It’s durable enough for high-traffic areas.

A common misconception about matte paints is that they're not suitable for high-traffic areas, as they can be tough to maintain due to their low resistance to moisture. But not for gush – its flagship products, cair and cair fresh, come with anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties to keep your surfaces free of germs, mold and mildew. It also absorbs and releases moisture to regulate humidity levels, which means you’re able to use it even in humid spaces like the bathroom.gush paintOn top of its air-purifying benefits, the cair fresh series is also washable, which makes it much easier to clean the oil and food stains off your kitchen wall without damaging the paint coat. Maintenance is also a breeze so your surfaces are always kept clean and looking fresh. Neutral palettes like Sandy Mandy give the space a clean, streamlined look that’s made to last.

Find the perfect matte finish with gush!  

gush paintGive your home a gorgeous matte look with gush. Its selection of high-quality paint products are formulated to cover surface imperfections with ease, leaving you with a smooth, clean slate that breathes new life into the space. Browse more samples here, and get them delivered to you for free!

Need some palette inspiration? Reach out to us via the Materially Guide for tailored insights and recommendations based on your needs. You can also make an appointment to your preferred showrooms through Materially and get access to exclusive perks with our partners when you quote “Materially”!

Alternatively, you can also head down to our Materially Fair taking place on 12 March 2022, 11am to 5.30pm at the OUE Downtown Gallery to check out the different brands and get on-site advice from professionals. Don’t miss out on the exciting promotions happening on the day itself, along with a spin & sure-win giveaway where you can win attractive prizes worth over $3,000 from participating brands!

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