Another significant advantage of powder paints is the almost boundless color palette, as well as shades and textures. The surface gains properties which are unattainable with traditional technologies or at a much higher cost. For example, golden, silvery and aluminum metallic and fluorescent paints gain greatly from powder paint with an inexpensive process. There are also unusual shades: for example, a series of colors "antique" which will stylize a surface with ancient copper, bronze or silver objects. When painted, shades are controlled by the degree of gloss, forming glossy, matte and semi-matt surfaces. A variety of colors complement special effects, including "moiré", "granite" and others.