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How to Paint a Fun Chevron Pattern on Your Walls

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How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

I really like the color of my kid’s bedroom. The room was already painted with that hue when we moved in and we decided to keep it that way. It’s an unusual shade for a toddler, but it works great as a neutral canvas for all the colorful toys that are laying around the room.

There is just one problem with this shade of gray-blue, it darkens the space.

So I decided to add a lighter color that will balance the light in the room. At first, I was just going to paint the whole wall in white. But then, I was inspired by the idea of painting some waves, that would look great with the acrylic octopus mobile that my son has above his crib. My son is really into animals, and water, so I knew it was going to be perfect.

Instead of covering the whole wall, I brainstormed and came up with a simple chevron pattern that simulates waves, and looks versatile and modern.

How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

MATERIALS:

  • 1 gallon of Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint. Sheen: Matte. Color: Snowbound SW 7004
  • ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock
  • 1 Purdy® White Dove™ Roller Cover 9″
  • KWIK-Release™ 9″ Roller Frame
  • 1 Mil 9′ x 12′ Plastic Drop Cloth

How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

STEPS:

  1. Start by measuring the wall and planning the pattern so everything looks geometrical.
  2. Measure, mark and use the painter’s tape to trace the pattern.
  3. Apply the paint.
  4. Wait few minutes after you finish painting and remove the tape. Do it carefully to avoid pulling up any paint.

The wall looks great, and the white pattern actually lightens up the room. I also moved things around in the bedroom, so everything looks new and fresh!How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

How to paint a fun chevron pattern on your walls | Live Colorful

This post was created in partnership with Sherwin Williams. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful. Find the original article in Spanish here. 

Meet Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2017

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Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2017: Poised Taupe (SW 6039). Es clásico y moderno a la vez, el balance perfecto entre cálido y frío.

When I moved to Asheville, North Carolina, I felt captivated by the warm tones that covered the streets of the city during fall.

I arrived with the idea of painting our new apartment in a cool gray tone, but the warmth of the place made me decide for a cozy brown named Mocha (SW 6067).

I painted just a few walls with Mocha (SW 6067), and that was enough to create an intimate and comfy space that we loved for years. However, I dreamt constantly about cool gray walls, something about it made me think of modern and stylish spaces, and I wanted that feeling in my apartment too.

Last week, Sherwin-Williams announced Poised Taupe (SW 6039), as the 2017 Color of the Year. This modern take on a timeless classic is that color I dreamt about 6 years ago, when I moved to Asheville, North Carolina! A beautiful neutral that brings warm and cool tones together to create one irresistibly versatile color.

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2017: Poised Taupe (SW 6039). Es clásico y moderno a la vez, el balance perfecto entre cálido y frío.

“Poised Taupe celebrates everything people love about cool gray as a neutral, and also brings in the warmth of brown, taking the color to an entirely new level. Not cool or warm, or gray or brown, Poised Taupe is a weathered, woodsy neutral bringing a sense of coziness and harmony that people are seeking,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams.

 

A Sherwin-Williams team traveled the world to identify the latest color. From there, they discovered that the neutrals are in a transition from monochrome gray of the past five years to a more complex brown.

The current trends related to natural, organic influences and earthy tones also inspired the selection of this color as a winner for this upcoming year. “Consumers crave spaces where they feel welcome and welcome to get in. The brown earth combined with a conservative gray, creating Poised Taupe, embodies all these emotions,” said Wadden.

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2017: Poised Taupe (SW 6039). Es clásico y moderno a la vez, el balance perfecto entre cálido y frío.

 

TIP: You can incorporate interesting details around your home in bright colors, like the orange bowls and fresh flowers in the image above, so your space always looks fresh and happy.

COLOR PALETTE INSPIRATION:

You can pair Poised Taupe with many rich colors. Some favorites are Stardew (SW 9138), a vibrant Rave Red (SW 6608), a deep teal like Marea Baja (SW 9185) or a sunny hued Bee (SW 6683).

Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2017: Poised Taupe (SW 6039). Es clásico y moderno a la vez, el balance perfecto entre cálido y frío.

 

Which space would you like to paint with the new color of the year 2017, Poised Taupe (SW 6039)? What color combination do you like more?

 

 

Image credits: All images provided by Sherwin-Williams. 

Interior Designer-in-a-Box and Right to Your Doorsteps

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These gorgeous spaces and inspiration from SwiftDecor.com | Live Colorful

Some of you might know already that I went to school for Interior Design. I had always been obsessed with home accessories, paint colors, wall finishes, wall patterns, textures and all those beautiful elements that create a perfect space.

So when I received Carolina and Martha’s email from swiftdecor.com, I was intrigued. I really needed to know more about this interior design-in-a-box service and I really wanted to see what they had to offer.

Martha and Carolina are two sisters living in South Florida. Their business idea sparked after Carolina started decorating her home. She had zero artistic ability, a busy career in Finance, in the midst of finishing her MBA and a new baby at home. One day she came home frustrated after a trip to different home decor shops. She showed her sister what she had bought and as a good designer, Martha told her that the things she bought didn’t match at all. She felt overwhelmed. That night Carolina started looking for home decor sets online. She wanted to find quality sets that include everything she needed, curtains, curtain rods, throw blanket, pillows, wall art, table accents, etc. She couldn’t find anything. So they decided to join forces and with Carolina’s business knowledge and Martha’s understanding of the interior design industry started Swift Décor.

Interior Designer-in-a-Box and Right to Your Doorsteps | Live Colorful

I have to say that I really like their curated collections, they look really cohesive and have their own vibe and feeling. My favorite decor set is the bold collection, and that’s because, well, I can’t say no to bold colors!

They will be launching new collections this summer in collaboration with other designers and online curators so stay tuned.

As a surprise for all of you, Swift Décor. is offering a special $50 OFF coupon using the code: LIVECOLORFUL. So now you know, decorating can be easier than this! And prettier as well.

*All images courtesy of  Swift Décor. Check out their adventures hunting trends and inspiration on their Instagram account.