What is Venetian plaster?

Traditional Venetian Plaster, also known as Italian plaster or marble plaster, is made of lime or gypsum, marble dust and added pigment and water. The thin layers of applied plaster cure through a carbonization process and become stone, with an intentionally created textured finish, or as a foundation for a highly polished finish that can look stunning like marble itself. Because of the mineral origin of the material, the final wall finish looks and behaves like stone – impervious to mold, hypoallergenic and it naturally regulates humidity and purifies air.

More than an accent wall

In a contemporary setting, an accent wall transformed with the Venetian plaster treatment is enough to impact the experience of a room, elevating the impression of it to an elegant and sophisticated space.

Soft play of texture and light

The tangible Venetian Plaster texture is created by application of the material in layers achieving an organic feel of a natural stone. The plaster material applied in several shades of the same color also creates a visual texture, even if the application itself has a smooth wall finish.

Adding a touch of refinement to any space

A Venetian plaster wall finish elevates the room and sets a tone of refinement for the space. Any room – a bedroom, bathroom, living room, entry room, or a kitchen – can be transformed into its upgraded version with the application of Venetian Plaster.

The metallic effect of shimmering light

With the metallic component added to Venetian plaster, an additional layer of texture is being created by the effect of reflected shimmering light.

A great choice around interior stoneĀ 

Mineral based natural pigments added to Venetian plaster for coloring traditionally tend to be in the warm spectrum of earth tones. As such they are a great way to either frame or create a sense of continuation for stone elements such as stone tile, counter tops, sinks or architectural features made of stone.

Warm and grounding effect of natural colors

The natural mineral source of Venetian plaster as a material lends itself perfectly to creating organic and natural feel of the interior, pairing beautifully with other natural materials like wood and stone.

Painted and 3D raised stencil decorative elements

Both painted and 3D raised stencil decorative elements have been used in the traditional as well as contemporary Venetian plaster techniques for creating ornamental texture, either as a focal detail, or a pattern as a part of an interior design.