Wondering what to do about that plain wall in your living room, bedroom, or office? Try this amazing DIY ombre wall treatment. With a gradient of monochromatic colors, this accent wall stands out and looks great paired with any aesthetic. Opt for bright shades for a wall that pops or keep it subtle with rich neutrals. No matter which hues you choose, your new ombre walls will look stunning with help from our easy-to-follow instructions.
What You Need
- Drop cloth
- Painters tape
- Two small buckets
- 2-3 paint colors, each 3-5 shades apart from dark to light
- Stir sticks
- Paint rollers and trays for each paint color
- Large paintbrushes
Step 1: Prep Room
Prepare the room for painting by taping off trim and baseboards with painters tape and laying down a drop cloth.
Step 2: Mix Colors
In a small bucket, mix equal parts of your darkest and medium paint colors. In a second bucket, mix equal portions medium and light paint shades.
Step 3: Paint
Working in small areas so your paint doesn't dry up, paint the bottom portion of the wall the darkest paint color. Leave a gap of wall space above the dark paint color; paint the next lighter color; repeat with all your colors.
While the wall is still wet, brush dark-medium paint mix onto the first gap and blend the colored layers together. Brush medium-light paint mix onto the next gap and blend the colored layers together. Repeat for all layers until you've achieved your desired ombre effect. Let dry. Remove tape.