Trendcasting: Lacquered Walls

Lacquered walls are a long-standing design tradition, but in recent years, they have been making a resurgence. Designers like Miles Redd, Steven Gambrel, and Markham Roberts have helped reintroduce lacquered walls to the popular landscape.

The highly reflective finish of lacquer creates dimensionality, particularly when combined with a deeply saturated color like sapphire blue or emerald green. The liquidlike sheen is sumptuous, dramatic, and opulent.

True lacquer, as opposed to high gloss paint, must be applied by skilled professionals. The reflective finish magnifies any imperfections, so expert prep and application is a must. Check out some of my favorite lacquered walls below! 

Orange Red Lacquer Lacquered Walls Atlanta Homes Magazine Chinoiserie

Orange lacquered walls via Atlanta Homes Magazine

Aerin Lauder Black Lacquer Office Grey Slate Blue Lacquered Walls Steven Gambrel

Left: Aerin Lauder’s sophisticated black office via Elle Decor. Right: Blue-grey lacquered walls in Steven Gambrel’s W. 10th Street townhouse

Lee Ann Thornton Coastal Peacock Blue Butler's Pantry Lacquer Lacquered Walls Cabinets

A peacock blue butler’s pantry from Lee Ann Thornton Interiors

Emerald Green Lacquer Lacquered Walls Livia Mucchi Roberto Lioni Ark Pad

Emerald green lacquer via ArkPad

Steven Gambrel Peacock Blue Lacquer Lacquered Walls

A striking home library designed by Steven Gambrel. 

White Lacquer Lacquered Walls Black Herringbone Floors Navy Blue Lacquer Miles Redd

Left: White lacquered walls pop against black herringbone floors, via Westerman Farm. Right: Miles Redd’s navy blue lacquer, via Apartment Therapy

Lacquered walls are a long-standing design tradition, but in recent years, they have been making a resurgence. Designers like Miles Redd, Steven Gambrel, and Markham Roberts have helped reintroduce lacquered walls to the popular landscape.

The highly reflective finish of lacquer creates dimensionality, particularly when combined with a deeply saturated color like sapphire blue or emerald green. The liquidlike sheen is sumptuous, dramatic, and opulent.

True lacquer, as opposed to high gloss paint, must be applied by skilled professionals. The reflective finish magnifies any imperfections, so expert prep and application is a must. Check out some of my favorite lacquered walls below! 

Orange Red Lacquer Lacquered Walls Atlanta Homes Magazine Chinoiserie

Orange lacquered walls via Atlanta Homes Magazine

Aerin Lauder Black Lacquer Office Grey Slate Blue Lacquered Walls Steven Gambrel

Left: Aerin Lauder’s sophisticated black office via Elle Decor. Right: Blue-grey lacquered walls in Steven Gambrel’s W. 10th Street townhouse

Lee Ann Thornton Coastal Peacock Blue Butler's Pantry Lacquer Lacquered Walls Cabinets

A peacock blue butler’s pantry from Lee Ann Thornton Interiors

Emerald Green Lacquer Lacquered Walls Livia Mucchi Roberto Lioni Ark Pad

Emerald green lacquer via ArkPad

Steven Gambrel Peacock Blue Lacquer Lacquered Walls

A striking home library designed by Steven Gambrel. 

White Lacquer Lacquered Walls Black Herringbone Floors Navy Blue Lacquer Miles Redd

Left: White lacquered walls pop against black herringbone floors, via Westerman Farm. Right: Miles Redd’s navy blue lacquer, via Apartment Therapy

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  1. These walls looks great! This is the first post that I have seen highlight lacquered walls this year. These walls add a very sleek and unique look to these rooms. Another good aspect is a few these walls are beautiful, bright colors. This is a really awesome post!

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