Silver leaf faux finish. She started with an icy blue background and added a gray wash on top. Next came little squares of silver (actually aluminum, she said) that are toned with washes of more silver and gold. "When you add the silver squares, you leave a little background showing to give it interest, " she said. "A common application would be a ceiling, like a dome ceiling in a stairwell, or a powder room or a funky wall."