This photo shows the contrast between the smooth alis clay paint and the texture of the coloured earthen plaster. The powdered mica in this alis gives it a shiny finish, whereas the earthen plaster is a matte finish with texturing from the trowel application.

The young boy whose bedroom this is had one request for the wall colour: “green”. The parents decided to have the two drywall walls done in a strong avocado green plaster to satisfy the “green” request. The two straw bale walls were finished with pale lily green alis paint to brighten the room, which is situated on the northwest corner of the house and doesn’t receive much natural light, especially in the winter.