Decorate a plain wall to make it pop?

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  • Dwp7470b Dwp7470b on Sep 05, 2018

    To make anything 'pop', usually the traditional method is to use a complex color that is comprised of 3 or more colors, and highlight that with all the colors that the complex color is made of, for example:


    Light Forest Green=Dark Green+White+(Black or Gray)

    Light Baby Blue=Dark Blue+White+(Black or Gray)


    Thus, you buy a darker color version of the color you like, and reserve at least half of that, and you mix that dark color with many different shades from white to light gray and you get a spectrum of matching colors, that you can use to highlight, many different ways.


    After you make these splotches for test colors, you find the blends you most like, that catch your eyes most.



  • Penny Penny on Sep 05, 2018

    i love gallery walls! i have several of them in my home..so, for me, i like contrast. i have a wall of mirrors going up stairs. they were all different colors and shapes. well, i just finished painting them black! fabulous! i hope this was helpful. i am not suggesting you paint everything black, but whatever works with your color scheme.



  • Dokey Dokey on Sep 05, 2018

    Wallpaper is coming back!! They have some great designs to choose from.

  • Mindshift Mindshift on Sep 05, 2018

    Making a wall pop simply means creating contrast. Contrast can be dark and light: https://foter.com/photos/pi/250/the-modern-eclectic-mix-textures-animal-print-and-palette-contrast-make-a-dramatic-statement.jpg Or it can be color and neutrals: https://alleideen.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/diy-projekte-und-bastelideen-wohnzimmer-sofa-couchtisch-europaletten.jpg Stenciling a single wall will make it pop just because it is different from other walls, and it doesn't require two different colors, just two different sheens, for example semi-gloss over eggshell: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/69/de/f0/69def0401f394ef38eb9e73c87bdb14a.jpg The reflective quality of semi-gloss paint will stand out.

    Art is a common and effective way to make a wall pop. The art can be large or a grouping of smaller pieces: http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/221294715929-0-1/s-l1000.jpg It can be a painting, photography, a tapestry, or sculpurtal wall art. The only thing it needs to be is pleasing to you and your family. When you shop for art make sure you understand a store's return policy before you buy. When you get the piece home place it in the room where you want to hang it. Positioning doesn't have to be perfect, you just want to see how it looks. If it doesn't "feel" right return it.