Want An Eye-Catching Room?
An ombre wall treatment begins with a single paint color and slowly melts into another, creating a dreamy, water-colored effect as it covers the spectrum between two colors.
It’s not as hard to pull off as you might think. All you need is a little patience and a good set of directions.
These simple, step-by-step instructions will take you from start to finish, offering plenty of helpful tips and tricks along the way.
Important Tip: Choose Colors That Blend Well
Choosing shades that blend well can be tricky, especially if you hope to fade from one color into another.
- For a soft, soothing effect, pair a pale pastel with a medium hue, or choose a single shade of paint to blend with white.
- Prefer a bold look? Go a little deeper into the spectrum, starting with a pale-to-medium shade and finishing with something a little richer.
- Measuring tape
- Ladder or step stool
- Masking tape
- Two colors of paint
- Disposable measuring cup
- Five-gallon bucket (for mixing)
- Large mixing stick
- Three large paint trays
- Three medium-sized paint rollers
- Small paintbrush
- Several large paintbrushes
- Clean your surface.
- Wipe down and remove anything on the wall you’ll be painting.
- Whenever possible, remove all furniture in the room to give yourself room to work.
- Cover anything you cannot move and all floors with thick plastic to prevent spills and slips.
2. Start With A Light Shade of Paint
Begin by painting the entire wall the lightest shade of paint and let it dry. Instead of using a primer first, buy paints that have primer mixed in. This ensures good coverage on the wall, which will make a fresh surface for your paint treatment to blend. Don’t skimp on the paint.