Two Toned Walls
If you’re looking for something a little different from the classic feature wall, want to bring an ultra cool edge to your space, or simply after an interesting new paint project, look no further.
Two tone walls are all the rage right now. Not only does it give you the benefit of bold colours without overwhelming your space, but it’s the perfect way to emphasise interesting aspects of your home - from door frames and fireplaces to pieces of furniture or stairs.
It’s also much easier than painting the whole wall from top to bottom, especially if you’re lucky enough to have high ceilings.
Getting started
Start by picking your paint colour! Our large, no mess sample stickers are the perfect way to visualise different hues in your space.
Tint tip: If you’re looking to brighten up your room, choose a darker colour on the wall your window is on, with lighter colours opposite, reflecting light back into your space.
Once you’ve chosen your colour crush, give the area a good clean with a damp cloth and some sugar soap, and proceed to lay down drop sheets to protect your floors from any drips of paint.
Next, you’ll need to decide how high your half painted wall will be. And whilst the halfway point may seem like the obvious choice, it is by no means a must! You can use the line to frame your favorite furniture pieces or art work by creating your dividing point around them. We’re all about emphasising your space in whatever way works for you - whether that means quarter walls, diagonal walls or even vertical lines. We’re here to support in any way we can, so if you’re feeling unsure you can book an appointment with one of our stylists here
Now, time for the Tinting
If you’re planning on keeping your existing wall colour, mark where you want your colours to meet.
We’d recommend investing in a laser level to get your dividing line extra straight. But if you’d rather go the tape and pencil route, you can use a measuring tape to mark at regular intervals across the space you’re looking to paint.
If you’re going for a complete refresh, you’re going to want to start with the lighter colour. Using your roller, paint the half of the wall you want it to cover.
Once dry (yes, completely dry), apply a strip of Tint tape along your diving line, pressing down firmly to avoid any paint bleeding under. Cut in with the darker colour, being careful to paint just over the edge of the masking tape, use a roller to apply 2 coats across the wall.
Remove your tape approximately half an hour after your second coat, carefully peeling off the masking tape to reveal your paint project. Don’t wait for your wall to completely dry or you could peel off paint with the tape too!
We hope that guide helps you get your two tone wall project underway. Make sure to tag us on Instagram so we can share your incredible space too.
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