It’s time to stop shying away from the idea of using more than one paint on a wall. Say hello to colour blocking - something so simple that can completely change your room.
Playing around with colours is a great first step to adding vibrancy to your home. Many turn to the idea of adding cushions, artwork and other colourful accessories to their space to add a pop of colour but why do we all keep following the crowd? Colour blocking with paint isn’t just the less boring option, but it also allows your personality to bounce off the walls of your own home.
With summer soon around the corner, using bright and contrasting colours in different blocks, shapes and patterns gives any room that happy feeling we all crave, perfect for those sunny days. But equally you can also use a darker palette to create drama to your space but we recommend adding in a punchier brighter colour with it so that it doesn’t fall flat.
If you’re wanting to impress your guests, colour blocking is definitely impressive enough to ‘wow’ them and will have your visitors leaving wishing they had done the same. By bringing in a bright range of colours to your room in such an unusual way, it can help to highlight key features such as an old, and previously forgotten about, fire place by bringing much deserved attention to it. You could also colour block your ceiling to foster a unique style to your home, making your ceiling a statement piece.
So, you’re probably wondering how you actually do this because that was exactly my first thought until I asked Victoria BUT fear not, it’s easier than it looks.
First of all, it’s important that you know what kind of look you are going in terms of shapes, lines and colours. Make sure you bare in mind surrounding furniture which may be placed in front of the wall. Then, draw the shape/pattern on the wall with a pencil and once you are happy and feel as though the lines are straight, apply the masking tape to the lines. If your pattern is curved, you may want to think about investing in a stencil. Once you have done this, paint within the the lines of the shape and then carefully remove the masking tape or stencil after painting. And ta-dah, there you have it: an eye-catching, colour block wall!
Someone pass me the paints, masking tape and brushes already!
Are you brave enough to try it?