Gilding & Metallic Paint

Luminous, Glamorous, Elegant, Regal. All of these words are perfect adjectives for gilding.

Thin layers of precious metal are applied to surfaces, and the results are stunning! The pure beauty of a silver leaf panel, for example, needs no other ornamentation.

Gilding & Metallic Paint Finish Project Gallery:

Custom White Gold Leaf Tray Ceiling

White Gold Leaf Tray Ceiling, Back Bay Residence

Richard Mandelkorn Photography, William T. Gregory, Designer

Custom Silver Leaf Wall Panels

Silver Leaf on Dining Room Walls


Custom Metallic Oxidized Bronze Paint Finish On Door
Metallic Oxidized Bronze Paint Finish on Hotel Suite Door,

Commonwealth Hotel, Boston, MA, Dash Design

1. Custom All Over Stencil Wall Finish Pattern Metall Rose Gold Painted Wall
Damask Surface Design on Rose Gold Background, Fiorella's Cucina

Wellesley, MA

Custom Gold Leaf Dome Finish

Gold Leaf Dome, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

Custom 22 Karat Gold Leaf Finish On Harvard Dome

Gold Leaf Dome, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Gilded Molding And Faux Marble  Panels

Gilded Molding & Faux Marble Panels

 Metallic Paint Finish With Faux Oxidized Patina Wash

Custom Metallic Paint Finish With Oxidized Patina Wash on Ornate Gate

 Custom Silver Leaf Bathroom Vanity Cabinet

Silver Leaf Vanity

Silver Metallic Faux Finish Patina Wash Bathroom Vanity

Metallic Paint Finish on Vanity Cabinet


Gridded Metallic Copper Paint Finish

Gridded Metallic Copper Paint Finish


Elegant Gold Painted Ceiling Wall Art Finish

Elegant Gold Finish on Tray Ceiling

Custom Celestial Ceiling Finish In Silver & Gold

 Celestial Metallic Ceiling Paint Finish

Soderholm Custom Builders

Faux Oxidized Copper Ceiling Paint Finish

Oxidized Copper Paint Finish on Tray Ceiling

 Stenciled Gilded Damask Bar Mirror

Gilded Damask Bar Mirror, Fiorella's Cucina, Concord, Ma

Silver Leaf Gilded Barrel Ceiling Finish

Silver Leaf on Barrel Ceiling, Shreve, Crump & Lowe, Boston, MA

 Tarnished Silver Leaf With Patina Wash Backsplash Finish

Tarnished Silver Leaf With Patina Wash on Kitchen Backsplash


Tarnished Glazed Silver Leaf Cabinet Interior Finish

Tarnished and Glazed Silver Leaf Cabinet Interior

Susan Feinberg, A Better Way Redesign

Chinoiserie Mural Painting With Metallic Copper Background

Faux Copper Verdigris Finish
Faux Copper Verdigris Faux Finish Fiorella's Cucina, Wellesley, MA


Faux Metallic Steel Accent Wall Paint Finish

Metallic Paint Finish on Accent Wall, Cambridge, MA

Dyer Brown

Faux Copper Paint Finish on Garage Doors, Trompe L'oeil Faux Stone Surround

 1. Custom Grisaille Ornamental Painting Coffered Ceiling

Custom Grisaille Ornamental Painting on Coffer Ceiling

With Gold Accents

metallic crown molding

White Gold Metallic Paint Finish on Crown Molding

Lisa Tharp Design

 Specialty Wall Finish Mixed Media with Aluminum Leaf On Ceiling

"Cosmic Dust" Multimedia Surface Design with Aluminum Leaf Background

Diana Cress, Divine Designs

Distressed Aluminum Leaf Accent Wall

APC Services Headquarters, Topsfield, MA

silver gold crown molding

Antiqued Gold/Silver Metallic Paint Finish on Crown Molding

metallic trim paint finish

Patina Metallic Paint Finish on Chair Rail With Verdigris Copper Walls

 Chinoiserie Painted Floral Wall Pattern Metallic BackgroundChinoiserie Painted Floral Wall Pattern With Metallic Background

Faux Tarnished Silver Painted Wall Finish

Tarnished Silver Paint Finish on Walls, Mark Needleman, Signature Interiors

 Metallic Platinum Hand Painted Raw Silk  Paint Finish

"Raw Silk" Platinum Wall Finish, Nine Zero Hotel, Boston, MA

Faux Corroded Rusted Steel Beam Finish

Faux Corroded Steel Beam Finish Legal Seafoods, Boston, MA



The look of gilding is unparalleled. When the design calls for the highest level of polish, precious metal leaf is the ultimate decorative finish.

Gilding Services Include:

  • Architectural Details
  • Patina Glazes
  • Interior and Exterior Applications
  • Domes
  • Tray Ceilings
  • Walls, Panels
  • Furniture and Sculpture

Like Faux Finishes, Metallic Leaf or Gilding has been practiced by decorative artists for over 1,000 years. And during that time, the technique and precious quality of this work has not changed. Respecting the craft and the material is important to creating beautiful gilded finishes. Along with the traditional methods of application, Arteriors has developed several variations in order to produce more artistic finishes.

Carat gold leaf ranging from 12 to 24 will create various intensities of gold, with the highest carat content leaning towards a cadmium yellow tone. White gold, silver, aluminum, palladium, copper and other metals are just a few of the many choices available. Applications can be customized for a softer luminosity, or distressed, for an Industrial Chic look.

Gilding Projects:

Shreve Crump & Low, Boston, MA

Residences in Sudbury, Paxton, Boston, Weston, MA and Palm Beach, FL


Our metallic paint finishes are loved for their adaptability to many design styles.

Oxidized copper is perfect for Arts and Crafts interiors.

Platinum finishes are sexy and modern.

Burnished bronze works wonders in an eclectic interior.

The artistry of Arteriors is in the invention of various looks from the combination of metallic paint layers, pigments and faux finishing techniques. We go far beyond the prescribed methods of applications. Decorative paint finishes with metallic paints yield uniquely beautiful results.

No longer made from copper or aluminum and oil base paints, metallic paints that are available now utilize ground mica for superior luminosity. And they never tarnish. They are also incredibly durable and withstand years of exterior wear and tear!

Metallic Paint Finishes include:

  • Oxidized Copper
  • Patina Washed Bronze
  • Burnished Bronze
  • Corroded Steel
  • Raw Silk Finish
  • Damask
  • Animal Print
  • Contrasting Sheen Wide Stripe
  • Pearl Rag Roll
  • Dry Brush on Architectural Details

Decidedly traditional, Chinoiserie Mural Painting is often done over a silver or gold background. Our most recent project in this genre involved creating a background of both silver and gold which was over-laid with a pattern of carefully hand painted floral medallions.

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