Want a feature wall with a difference? Or fancy creating a look full of texture and colour? Then creating a dreamy ombré affect on your walls could be the answer. Ombré is the gradual blending of one colour or shade to another, usually going from light to dark, to create a unique look.
You could use pastels or dramatic colours, different shades of one colour or a few colours, the choice is yours. Just let your imagination run…
What you will need to create and make an ombré wall
• Paint: light, medium and dark colours, preferably of the same hue
• Foam paint roller
• Spirit level
• Paint trays
• Paint brushes
Choose three different shades from the same colour family: light, medium and dark. Make sure you fully prep and prime your chosen area before you begin. For more preparation tips follow this how to prepare walls for painting guide
Use a roller to coat the entire wall in the lightest shade. Once dry, measure three equal horizontal sections along the wall and mark this lightly using a pencil and spirit level. The top section will be the lightest shade, then this will lead down the wall to merge into the medium and dark hues.
Apply the medium shade first, leaving six inches in between the edges of each section (at the top and bottom), then add the darkest shade.
In a fresh paint tray, mix the light and medium shades at a ratio of 50:50. Use this new colour to blend the six-inch gap in between the light and medium paint. Taking a dry brush and holding it at an angle, gently brush over the area where the two colours meet to fully merge the two.
Using a second fresh paint tray, mix the medium and dark shades at a ratio of 50:50, then use this next new colour to blend the six-inch gap in between the medium and dark hues. Again, take a dry brush and hold it at an angle, then blend this section to merge the two.
Continue to gently brush the three sections until you have achieved the level of ombré you desire.
Stand back and admire your handiwork! Then take a photograph and get it on your instagram – or even better share it with us…
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