Venetian Plaster HomeDesign Trends /  2011 Color Trends



Veneshe Venetian Plaster re-interprets a 2011 Color Trends palette of vintage wine paired with pearl gray and etruscan gold, adding a depth of color, texture and polish to make this trend pop with "wow" factor.  We expect to see these rich paint hues show up in 2011 designer homes and offices - and Venetian plaster takes the look to a whole new level.

The pearl gray sample was created in luxurious Grassello di Calce, a polished Venetian plaster finish that creates a marble-like luster and smooth, cool touch that is elegant, dramatic, and unmistakably Italian.  We paired this with an interpretation of the 2011 color of the year, a deep wine that hints of smokey violet and rich cocoa and anchors the color scheme. A warm golden terra cotta Milano Venetian plaster, shimmering with lusterous metalic aggregates infused in the plaster, provides the pop that paint can't deliver.

Browse through our Venetian plaster pictures to see examples of Venetian and Italian plaster finishes and application techniques. Get close-up views of Venetian plaster finishes, traditional Italian plaster finishes, rustic Tuscan plasters and captivating "Old World plasters."  These finishes are so rich in color and texture, that it's impossible for the pictures to do them justice! Divertiti...Enjoy!

2011 Designer Trends

Venetian Plaster Color Trends

Elegant, organic Italian plaster hues in soft taupes, grays and vanillas will continue to remain on trend, but the latest Venetian plaster colors will introduce rich tones and textures that pop against neutral backgrounds. Color and design experts point to three colors expected to gain popularity in 2011 when paired with natural, neutral tones - a rich wine, a vibrant honeysuckle pink, and a sunny citrus.  We've interpreted these colors along with ever popular neutrals into four venetian plaster color palettes utilizing a variety of plaster finishes, to illustrate the very different looks that can be achieved when designing Venetian plaster walls and ceilings.

Looking for the famous Veneziano mirror-like shine on a cool lime surface? Check out our polished Venetian Plasters that blend beautifully with modern decor.  Do your tastes lean towards an old world aesthetic? You'll find our selection of Old World Italian Plaster finishes like Tuscan Scone to be the perfect backdrop to classic furnishings or modern eco-friendly style. As for classic Italian Plaster finishes, we offer a wide variety of imported Marmorino plasters with application techniques that range from the rustic to the refined.


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Venetian Plaster Colors - Elegant Neutrals - taupe Tuscan Stone, vanilla Marmorino, gray Grassello


Venetian Plaster Colors - Green Earth - add a splash of cool citrus Grassello for a natural, eco-chic palatte


Venetian Plaster Colors - Modern Passion - graphite Marmorino Berlina, honeysuckle Marmorino Classico and pearl gray Grassello



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