WHAT IS SHEEN?
After you have your perfect product you will need to choose the perfect sheen. Sheen refers to the how shiny the finish will look. When deciding on sheen you will want to consider whether that area is high/low traffic and the condition of the wall.
Semi-gloss is particularly durable and stands up well to repeated cleanings. It is often recommended for moldings and trim.
High-gloss sheen allows rich, deep color but magnifies surface imperfections.
Matte is great for low-traffic areas, where minimal washing is required. This finish allows for gentle scrubbing when cleaning. The look of a matte finish provides great depth of color that is also ideal for less-than-perfect surfaces.
Satin, similar to pearl, is in the middle of the sheen spectrum. This finish creates a smooth, less porous surface, it’s easier to clean and is often used in kitchens and bathrooms, as well as for trim details, such as doors, window frames, base moldings, and crown moldings.