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What sheen for book nook, walls, trim and more?

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I adore matte finish but need something easier to clean for a guest suite with narrow halls, small doorways, and the wear and tear of luggage. The ceiling, walls, doors, and all trim will all be Linen White. I want the walls in eggshell. My designer is recommending satin for the trim and doors, but that seems glossier than my comfort zone. All of my paint choices are Benjamin Moore.

Trim - What do you think of eggshell on the walls and eggshell on all of the doors and trim?

Ceiling - Should I still use matte on the ceiling?

Book closet - Open closet will become built-in bookshelf, painted Racccoon Fur black. I want shine here so books easily slide on shelves and just a moment of pizazz. Is satin enough for this space or should I go even glossier?

Cabinetry - I usually paint kitchen cabinets and walls the same color and both eggshell. The cabinet maker wants to use satin. That seems super glossy to me. Will it look weird to have eggshell walls and satin cabinets in the same color? Should I go with my eggshell and eggshell standby?

Doorway on the right is the book closet. Adding extra shelves and good light.

Linen White - Walls, ceiling, trim, doors

Raccoon Fur - Interior of book nook

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