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About Interior Paint Sheens

Get the look you want and the protection you need for any room in your home.

It's great to find the perfect color for your interior painting project, but finding the proper sheen is just as important. Choosing the proper sheen for the different surfaces and areas of your home will help you choose the best interior product and get the most from your paint for a beautiful look that will stand the test of time. Visit the Color Center at your local Home Depot for more tips on choosing the right sheen for your project.

FLAT

A flat sheen has a non-reflective finish that touches up well and hides minor surface imperfections.


Flat Sheen Paint sample
  • Applications:

    Low-traffic areas; interior walls and ceilings

  • Areas:

    Ceilings

  • Durability:

    Medium-Low

  • Product(s):

    PREMIUM PLUS® Interior Flat

MATTE

A matte sheen has a low-luster, reflective finish that is durable, easy to clean, touches up well and also hides minor surface imperfections.


Matte Sheen Paint sample

EGGSHELL ENAMEL

An eggshell enamel sheen has a soft, velvety appearance that resists dirt and grime, as well as mildew.


Eggshell Sheen Paint sample

SATIN ENAMEL

A satin enamel sheen has a pearl-like finish that's easy to clean.


Matte Sheen Paint sample

SEMI-GLOSS ENAMEL

A semi-gloss enamel sheen is sleek and radiant resisting mildew, moisture and wear.


Semi-gloss Enamel Sheen Paint sample

HI-GLOSS ENAMEL

Hi-Gloss enamel sheens provide have a brilliant, shiny appearance and a durable, glass-like finish that allows dirt and grime to be wiped clean.


hi-Gloss Enamel Sheen Paint sample

INTERIOR SHEEN USAGE CHART

Use this chart to help you easily choose the best sheen of paint for your upcoming indoor paint projects.


Project Flat Matte Eggshell Satin Semi-Gloss Hi-Gloss Flat
  • Flat
  • Matte
  • Eggshell
  • Satin
  • Semi-Gloss
  • Hi-Gloss
Family Rooms Applicable Applicable Applicable Applicable
Living Rooms Applicable Applicable Applicable Applicable
Bedrooms Applicable Applicable Applicable Applicable
Dining Rooms Applicable Applicable Applicable
Ceilings Applicable Applicable
Kids' Rooms Applicable Applicable Applicable Applicable
Hallways Applicable Applicable Applicable
Kitchens Applicable Applicable Applicable
Bathrooms Applicable Applicable Applicable
Doors Applicable Applicable Applicable
Windows & Shutters Applicable Applicable Applicable
Trim Applicable Applicable Applicable
Cabinets Applicable Applicable Applicable
Interior Furniture Applicable Applicable Applicable