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.
- 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
- Start by measuring the wall and planning the pattern so everything looks geometrical.
- Measure, mark and use the painter’s tape to trace the pattern.
- Apply the paint.
- 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!
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