By Concetta Cancio. kitchen design. At Thursday, July 11th 2019, 04:08:59 AM.
Although aged paint finishes are currently popular, it’s a lot more difficult to achieve a pleasing result than you may think “You don’t just slap a couple of layers of paint on and rub it with a piece of sandpaper,” says the designer of this renovated kitchen, Keith Capell. He points out that real aged surfaces are rubbed gently over decades of use, and the pattern of wear is usually quite subtle and smooth. In this case, the cabinets were painted with layers of terracotta, cream, and blue — chosen by the owners to complement the colours and texture of the floor Hies which they had already purchased. These had been aged by the manufacturer to create a 50-year-old look. The cream finish was detailed with blue, and the centre panels of the cabinets were crackled to expose the terracotta colour, and then all the surfaces were both fatigued and antiqued. Fatiguing is the wearing away process, and antiquing is adding the patina of age — the impression of years of dust and dirt.