As you discover different decor ideas for your home, don’t forget to consider the idea of creating a statement wall. A statement wall is so great because you don’t have to work as hard to accessorize the rest of the room. It’s also important to recognize that a statement wall only covers one wall. If you try to do multiple statement walls, you run the high risk of creating a room that looks like a scene from Alice in Wonderland. For a fun look, consider creating an ombre wall as a statement wall with these steps.
1. Get the right materials.
Purchase smocks, protective eyewear and face masks for safety purposes. Since you’ll be painting a wall, it’s nice to get a ladder so that you can comfortably paint the surface areas. You’ll want to get heavy duty surface protection for the furniture and floors in the space you’re painting in. TRIMACO has a lot of protective gear to keep everything clean and streamlined. Last but not least, purchase the different shades of paint.
2. Decide the direction of the gradient.
For an ombre effect, there really aren’t any rules regarding the direction. You can choose to start in a corner and allow it to take shape as it moves across the wall. You can also opt for the standard look that moves from the top to the bottom. You can paint the lighter colors at the top and have the darker colors toward the floor. You can do the opposite and start with dark at the top. Take a look at different examples and go with whichever option speaks to your soul the most.
4. Create the game plan.
Pull out the paints and a canvas board. Practice on the canvas so that you can get an understanding of your game plan. When it’s time to paint a specific section, you want to do so quickly. However, you still need to leave room for the paint to dry. Get a good understanding of the potential mixtures you’ll use. Keep a bucket of water nearby because water plays a huge role in the ombre effect. You only get one shot to get it right. You might as well practice on small canvases first.
5. Give space for the paint to dry.
As you go through the process of painting the wall, it’s easy to get in the zone and focused that you paint without thinking. After you finish painting a certain section, give yourself an opportunity to allow the paint to dry a little bit. When the paint dries, take a look at how it really looks. When the paint is wet, the effect is different. Once it dries, that’s when you get the real deal. As you paint a layer of the ombre, give the paint a chance to dry so that you can understand how to continue the mixing of the colors to create the ombre wall of your dreams.