Generally used on ceilings and closets the flat or matte finish provides the least amount of shine and works well for hiding imperfections in low traffic areas.
Eggshell & Satin
Eggshell is the most common sheen for walls in most medium-high traffic areas including the dining room, living room, kitchen, hallways, and children’s rooms. Surfaces painted with eggshell or satin are more durable and easier to clean than areas painted with Flat.
Satin overlaps both eggshell and semi-gloss sheens and is more commonly used on trim, doors, and cabinets.
Semi-gloss is very durable and easy to clean. It is often recommended for use on moldings, trim, and high moisture areas like bathrooms.