Written on August 4, 2012 at 10:00 am , by Kate
There’s a big trend going on right now in retail and among the do-it-yourself crowd, and it’s the two tone dipped paint treatment in furniture and accessories. The technique is referred to around the design community as “dipped” or “dip dye” and it combines the best of both worlds in home decorating – wood tones and pretty paint colors.
This trend is a cousin of the ombre fad and the enthusiasm for using colored dye to dip textiles or clothing. The dipped look for furniture is a simple DIY treatment involving two ingredients: painter’s tape and your vibrant paint color of choice.
To get the look, simply choose the point where you want to stop the paint color and keep the wood exposed. Choose one-third or halfway up as your starting point where you want the paint to stop and apply the tape. Next, simply paint the chair or table legs for a fun dose of color.
Looking for retail options instead? Here is a roundup of dipped furniture and accessories available for the home!
From top left: Bread Board, Terrain, $228; Spice Cellar, Leif, $45; Dipped Wood Knife Block, Terrain, $20; Dipped Servers, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, $38; Candleholders, Bo Concept, $19 each; Dip Dyed Stool, Serena & Lily, $68; Blue Vases, West Elm, $24-89; Perette Container, Woonwinkel, $168; Windsor Love Seat, Anthropologie, $1,498; Milking Stool, Um Project;
Are you a fan of this creative and fun two tone dip dye trend?
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