The art of faux finishing has been present in all periods of the decorative arts since ancient times. From marbled pottery to gilded frames to simulated wood finishes, special glazes and novelty finishes, people have made faux renditions of the textures and colors found naturally in the natural resources of the earth such as marble, stone, wood, and precious metals.
In recent years, the art of faux finishing has experienced an exciting renaissance. The revival and perfection of faux finishing techniques has led to new detail and originality in the design and craftsmanship of painted finishes.
The design palette has been broadened to include a myriad of color, textures, shapes and special effects that create surroundings unique to the individual and/or business. Finished looks include glazing, marbling, tortoise shell, wood grain, verdigris, stone, crackle lure, lapis lazuli, gilded, decorative malachite, sponged, ragged and more. From subtle to bold, faux finishes, can redefine an existing environment, or create a totally new one.