Unfinished Wall Jobs As someone who likes a neatly painted wall with crisply contrasting trim, I was surprised to find myself hunting the world wide web in pursuit of “unfinished” and imperfect paint jobs. Offering color, texture and ease, could this be a new trend? I like how it embraces laid-back comfort, imperfection, and even decay — these are some of the ideas behind the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi. Architect Tadao Ando explains wabi-sabi (the celebration of imperfection) in this way: What do you think about this paint treatment? Is it something you would try in your home?