Many people have come to associate going green with giving something up. Though many home improvement projects that increase energy efficiency, for example, are pretty utilitarian, renovating green doesn't mean that you have to sacrifice style. Speaking of 'pretty,' here are several ideas to incorporate metallic wall finishes that are surprisingly eco-friendly.
With the Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection, you can add a little sparkle to your wood trim or paint an entire wall a luminous, metallic shade. The paints contain metal particles and pearlescent pigments for a realistic effect, but they are water-based and low-VOC. Modern Masters also sells Venetian and metallic plasters as well as ShimmerStone, a trowel-applied wall finish that mimics subtle layered stone or raw silk.