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2014 Interior Design Trend: Patinated Walls

Old Turkish Coffee House with patinated walls

Old Turkish Coffee House with patinated walls

If you have ever been to Stambul or any other ancient city in Turkey, you must have seen those famous coffee houses which had existed for centuries. The owners of these coffee houses try to keep interiors as they used to be ages ago, avoiding any changes. The main feature in these coffee houses are the patinated walls – distressed, faded walls that bring something very distinguish and noble into the room environment.

How to Created Patinated Walls

Metallic paint and special oxidizing emulsion (available in major part of hardware stores) are the key elements of patination process. If you decide to antiquate your interior through patina, then the first step would be priming the walls. In case of patination you do not have to care about aligning.

Living room with patination effect on the walls

Living room with patination effect on the walls

The second step is painting walls. Pick any color you want, however keep in mind that the trendiest color of 2014 is green. Afterwards it is time to apply the special emulsion. To reach the best effect, it is better putting emulsion chaotically: in the corners, around the moldings, at the junctions of the walls and ceiling – this way patination will look maximally natural and will remind the remains of rust or leak. If you are tending to enhance the outcome, than you better apply the emulsion over the whole wall.

Blue colored patinated wall

Blue colored patinated wall

Take into consideration temperature and on which material you play to apply patination: in a few hours or a couple of days emulsion sour the metallic paint and you will see spots, stroke marks and faded stains. This is the simplest way of patinating your walls.

Red colored patinated wall

Red colored patinated wall

I believe patinated walls look stunning, especially considering the fact that they do not require reconditioning of the whole room. These walls will perfectly match modern furniture pieces and can be completed with contemporary accessories like curtains, chandeliers and rugs. The only thing I would advise – adding vintage decorative elements. Bring in statuettes designed in gitchy (retro) style, paintings, vases or lampshades.

Patinated wall in combination with vintage elements

Patinated wall in combination with vintage elements

Modern interior and patinated walls

Modern interior and patinated walls

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