Instead of stenciling a full wall, try stenciling just a section. Here, a herringbone stripe painted on the wall behind the sofa does the eye-catching trick. The tone-on-tone pattern is subtle, but striking.
If you want to make a bigger commitment, go for allover stenciling. Tone-on-tone stenciling is a sophisticated approach, but if you're going for bold, make sure your colors aren't too similar. Look at a paint strip and choose colors that have one or two shades between them.
Tip: Take a trip to The Home Depot and look at paint chips from PPG and Glidden for ideas and inspiration. When selecting your colors, choose hues that have one or two shades between them.
Introduce a touch of whimsy with a wall mural. For a fresh and up-to-date look, keep it simple. A sparse, two-color birch forest design does the trick in this room.
Take stamping to a larger scale by stamping a design on your walls. We created this geometric design with stamps made from crafts foam.
Draw notice to the wall behind your vanity in your bathroom, desk in your office, or bed in your bedroom. In this bathroom, a stamped herringbone pattern creates modern appeal, while the faded finish appears whitewashed and casual.