The Art Of Industrial Style Distressed Finishing

The industrial style is renowned for its shabby chic, distressed finishes that give most interior designs an edgy, mechanical, machine age vibe that is truly out of this world. On a scale of one to ten, the trendiness factor increases tenfold whenever you go for a distressed finish for your renovation. So further, we’ll be featuring 5 ways you can emulate the art of industrial style distressed finishing in your homes.



1. Studs and tiles

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Grey is the default color scheme of any industrial style interior design. This hue perfectly captures the edgy bleakness of this style, and brings out the best of any contrasting colors. You can capture this aesthetic by using the cloudy grey tile with studs’ aesthetic. It is usually implemented on a feature accent wall, and has become the quintessential go-to visuals for most industrial style distressed finishes


2. Mismatched laminates

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Another sleek and stylish way to emulate some trendy distressed finishes in your interior designs is by using mismatched laminates. This aesthetic is best captured in a kitchen interior design, where you can use mismatched textured laminates to create a stylistically effortless design. It’s an efficient and effective way to emulate such finishes in your spaces.



3. Distressed paint jobs

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If you’re aiming for a truly authentic distressed finish, then go for a stylishly botched paint job. This aesthetic works best in either a bedroom or a living room accent wall. You can feature shabby chic paint streaks with strategic and asymmetrical patches of concrete in the middle to achieve such visuals. They’ll definitely lend your space an agrarian vibe.




4. Wall tile cladding

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Wall tiles are usually used in bathrooms to replicate the distressed finish effect in a modern way. You can go for either a glazed or a matt finish – however, matt works best when you’re trying to emulate authenticity within the design. You can match and contrast the lighter distressed finishes with the darker counterparts to create visual contrast within the ambiance.




5. With wooden grain

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If you’re looking for a halfway point between distressed and sleek, then this idea would be the best for you. You can use smooth, wooden textured laminates to imitate the distressed aura in a more contemporary manner. You can even pair it up with cove lights and smooth finishes to balance out the whole aesthetic.

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