Well, it finally came time to paint my daughter's room. She has a love of pink and yellow, so I suggested we paint an ombre wall for her bedroom to look like a sunset!
She was totally down for that.
I let her choose from some soft pink and yellow colors that would ombre well together, and off we went!
We used pink and yellow as our ombre paint color example. Just keep in mind how well your 2 ombre colors will blend together when you are choosing your colors. For example, green and red may be difficult to blend together using only 2 colors, since they are opposite colors on the color wheel and there are quite a lot of colors between them.
Try to go with 2 colors that are closely placed together on the color wheel. Here is a color wheel we grabbed from Sessions College that you can look at.
The ombre wall we painted using pink and yellow paint turned out amazing. The 2 paint colors blended together seamlessly.
*Please be sure to read this entire article before beginning your project to make sure you understand the steps that are coming up. This will help you as you go.
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1. Safely remove anything on the wall that you don't want to paint over, such as wall covers. This is the point where you would want to fill any holes in the wall as well.
2. Prep your surface. I recommend painting a primer underneath to get a smooth color, especially if you are painting over a dark color or an existing color in the yellow family, as they can show through.
3. Decide where your colors will meet and draw a light line with pencil. Next, paint the trim in your colors. I chose my colors to meet at the halfway point of my wall, so I painted my ceiling trim and any areas around doors and closets near the top in my yellow and did the same around the bottom for the pink.
4. Paint in your wall with your 2 paint colors. I painted the bottom half pink and the top half yellow. I let these two colors dry overnight before continuing.
If you are doing the same, you can use saran wrap around your roller and paint to keep it wet until you continue.
I created a visual guide to show you how to ombre your two paint colors, so for this my yellow will be color 1 and my pink will be color 2.
Let's pick up where we left off, moving on to step 5 after having painted your two base colors and letting them dry.
5. Next, you are going to blend your color 1 and color 2 in a separate container. We will call this color 3. Use your eye to determine if you need more of one color to create the perfect blend.
6. Paint a thick stripe of this newly blended color (color 3) with your roller, right along the line of where color 1 and color 2 meet.
7. You will then split the paint you just made, color 3, into two more containers: labeled color 4 and color 5.
*In container 4, you will add more of color 1, slightly changing the color (color 4)
*In container 5 you will more of color 2, slightly changing the color (color 5)
6. Paint a stripe of color 4 over the line where color 2 and color 1 meet.
7. Using your sponge brush, blend the top of color 4 and the bottom of color 4. Use light, feathery strokes and just use your eye here.
8. Paint a stripe of color 5 over the line where color 2 and color 3 meet.
Again, use your sponge brush to blend the lines on top and bottom of color 5. Use light, feathery brushstrokes.
When you are done, your colors should look something like this afterward, but a bit more blended after you use your sponge brush to blend them a bit more smoothly:
Here is how my daughter's bedroom ombre wall turned out:
Well, we hope this gives you a great visual guide on how to paint an ombre wall with 2 colors of paint.
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Have a colorful day!