How to paint your walls with Ombre effect

To create:  Chose three paint colors in a light, medium, and darker shade that hail from the same color family.  As image shows, it’s got Valspar’s Ultra Green (light), Beach Blanket (medium), and Sea Treasure (dark).   

STEP 1: Trim wall with painter’s tape and use a roller to paint entire wall the lightest hue.

STEP 2: Paint a bottom panel with the darkest hue. 

STEP 3: Mix your medium and dark shade together to create the 2nd darkest color and paint a section.

Next, move up on the wall and paint the 3rd section the middle color only. 

STEP 4: Blend the colors together using a smaller paint brush that is DRY, until areas and lines bleed together.

You may need to touch up with mixed paint as you go, as it takes on an amazing ombré effect.

(Source: ps-imadethis, via slinkyorange)


Posted on August 24, 2012, in Design and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Loved the ombre effect 🙂

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