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:

white gold leaf ceiling

White Gold Leaf Tray Ceiling, Back Bay Residence

Richard Mandelkorn Photography, William T. Gregory, Designer

 silver leaf walls

Silver Leaf on Dining Room Walls


Metallic Oxidixed Bronze Paint Finish on Hotel Suite Door,

Commonwealth Hotel, Boston, MA, Dash Design

Damask Surface Design on Rose Gold Background, Fiorella's Cucina

Wellesley, MA

Gold Leaf Dome, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont

gold leaf dome

Gold Leaf Dome, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

gilded molding

Gilded Molding & Faux Marble Panels

metallic gate finish

Custom Metallic Paint Finish With Oxidized Patina Wash on Ornate Gate

silver leaf vanity cabinet

Silver Leaf Vanity

metallic paint finish

Metallic Paint Finish on Vanity Cabinet

copper metallic paint finish

Gridded Metallic Copper Paint Finish


metallic gold ceiling finish

Elegant Gold Finish on Tray Ceiling

metallic paint finish ceiling

Celestial Metallic Ceiling Paint Finish

Soderholm Custom Builders

metallic faux copper paint finish

Oxidized Copper Paint Finish on Tray Ceiling

stenciled gilded damask mirror

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

silver leaf on barrel ceiling

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

aluminum leaf backsplash

Tarnished Silver Leaf With Patina Wash on Kitchen Backsplash


silver leaf cabinet

Tarnished and Glazed Silver Leaf Cabinet Interior

Susan Feinberg, A Better Way Redesign

Chinoiserie Mural Painting With Metallic Copper Background



copper verdigris faux finish

Faux Copper Verdigris Faux Finish

Fiorella's Cucina, Wellesley, MA

Metallic Paint Finish on Accent Wall, Cambridge, MA

Dyer Brown

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


Custom Grisaille Ornamental Painting on Coffer Ceiling

With Gold Accents

metallic crown molding

White Gold Metallic Paint Finish on Crown Molding

Lisa Tharp Design

"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

metallic brocade stencil

Chinoiserie Painted Floral Wall Pattern With Metallic Background

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

platinum wall finish

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

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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