How To Paint An Ombre Wall

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How To Paint An Ombre Wall
How To Paint An Ombre Wall

This ombre watercolor technique combines colorful paint with clear glaze over a pastel base to create stripes. It has a watercolor-like effect since the stripes do not have definite edges…which also make this technique much easier to paint than regular stripes!  No messing around with tape, paint bleeding under the tape, and making sure that everything is perfectly straight.

For anyone who isn’t sure, ombre is a French term meaning “shaded” and usually implies shades of a color that changes from dark to light.  In this case, we actually used 2 dark colors (green and blue) since that was the color scheme in the room.

Guest Bedroom "Before"
Guest Bedroom “Before”

The bare beige walls in this guest room cried out for something interesting and different.  My inspiration came from an article I had seen in Better Homes and Gardens Special Publication “Walls with Style.”

Want to see the rest of this bedroom makeover?  Click here to see how to take the “blah” out of a builder grade guest bedroom.

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