BorderBring a shine to the upper part of a wall, along a chair rail or under a plate rack with a solid line or stenciled border painted with metallic wall paint. Beautiful when hit with indirect light or the flicker of candlelight, a border of metallic paint adds that hint of glamor to any room that needs a little drama. Metallic paint accents are especially effective when used with a coordinating base wall color. For example, use a warm terracotta-colored wall paint and a copper metallic paint. A metallic paint border is a good choice for a dining room.
Checkerboard PatternMake a bold statement with a large silver-metallic and flat-black checkerboard pattern. Ideal to use on one wall in a family rec room or “man cave,” the silver metallic paint gives the whole room a theme to build upon. A suitable backdrop for a home bar, pool table or media room, it’s a design that requires only some painter’s tape and patience to achieve.
StripesPaint stripes in a child’s bedroom or a nursery with a colored metallic paint. A bit of striping goes a long way, so stripe only one or two walls in a similar shade as the wall paint, varying the size of the stripes from large to narrow for a fun, light-catching treatment. With the paint colors basically identical, the metallic element in the stripes adds drama without the chaos some people attribute to a striped pattern.
Frame a SectionUse the metallic wall paint as a backdrop for another piece of artwork when you paint a metallic square or rectangle on the wall to frame it. Take that awkward sculptural piece or rustic antique and hang it against the wall. Mark off a space around it with painter's tape, and then fill in that area with a metallic paint to act as a background for your unframed display. This will draw viewers eyes to the art and let them know that it has value and purpose.