Lime wash, a traditional exterior paint finish, gives buildings a soft, weathered patina of subtle streaks and color variations. Now you can bring the rustic lime-wash look indoors with a paint that gives a mottled appearance almost instantly. Called Interno Limewash, the paint "blooms" into a subtle layering of shades as it dries. To achieve the mottled look, seal the wall with a lime-proofing undercoat, then brush on two coats of the paint using strokes of random lengths and angles. The second coat will react with the first to create the color variation.
Get This Look
- The Pampered Guest: From Architectural Digest, Jane Smith Productions, (404) 555-4893; Norman Peabody, (890) 555-3223
- Fit For a Prince: William and Janine Ltd., (800) 555-3223
- Crisp and Modern: Frank Randolph, 011-44-654-654-6546