Sunday, January 10, 2021

How to colour wash a focal wall

colour wash wall
We had this DIY stencil wall for about three years now and wanted to change the look of this room by adding more indoor plants. With the indoor plants hanging the wall looked a little crowded, so we changed it up with this easy and fun colour wash technique. Depending on the lighting, this room looks different and beautiful in person.
stencil focal wall
For this quick and easy painting technique we used three different colours of acrylic based paint we had. You can use any type of paint you have in hand to try this. We found it easy to blend the paint using a wide paint brush and do a whole hand movement. We haven't put a top coat on this wall yet, and looking forward to doing this soon. 
colour wash wall diy
For this project you will need...
primer or base colour
paint any colour combination you want
3" to 4" wide paint brush
2" wide paint brush
paint tray
painter's tape
top coat glaze

First remove any outlet plates that are on the wall. Then frame the area you want to paint with painter's tape. Use a primer or base colour and paint over the wall. 
colour wall wash diy
Pour the colour combinations onto the paint tray, we used a mustard, yellow, and white paint. Dip the brush into the three paints so all the three different colours get individually picked up by the brush without mixing the paints, this will make the colours stand out more. You can use a smaller wide brush and blend it in. 
colour wash wall diy
Use a crosshatch motion and overlap the paint to cover the surface. Play around with the paint and blend to get the effect you want. 
colour wash wall diy
Once the paint dries completely remove the painter's tape.
colour wall wash diy
Depending on the lighting the look of this wall is different and it brings out the greenery in the room. 
colour wash wall diy
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36 comments:

  1. I've gotta say that I love the blue and white stencil wall

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    1. lol we loved it too but with lots of plants we added in this room it looked crowded so wanted a change

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  2. wow I love the yellow one, sure brightens up the room

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  3. This is totally cool,love to try this !

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  4. Nice reno project, it turned out pretty good!

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  5. I've never seen this technique before

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  6. This wall looks amazing with the beautiful plants

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  7. Maybe this would bring a nice addition to my family room where all my plants are !

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  8. Looks fabulous and brings some nature touch!

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  9. I like the colours you used

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  10. I love the color of this wall

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  11. I really like the colors you chose !

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  12. Great macrame plant holders

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  13. The texture of this wall is amazing

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  14. Looks fresh and calm with plants around!

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  15. You have great lighting

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  16. What a cool looking idea! Id be nervous Id mess up though!

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  17. I love the color and the texture of this wall

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  18. Looks nice and peaceful, like at a nature corner set up!

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  19. I would like this is grey tones for my house

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  20. This wall looks great with the plants

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  21. Looks absolutely lovely! Love the color!

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  22. Your plants are so beautiful, love the life of plants

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  23. I like how it turned out at the end, nice and pretty!

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  24. This must of taken a while to do

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  25. The wall goes great with the plants

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  26. I like spider plants, they are a special addition to a room design!

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  27. I love the colors you chose - it looks wonderful and cheery!

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