Dreamy Ombré Wall - Tutorial

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12 Hours

I wanted to do something different with my master bedroom walls. My original plan was to build a super original and rustic headboard, but that would take time, money and skills I didn't have, so I decided to stay in my comfort zone: paint. And I couldn't be happier with the result.

This is how my wall looked before. Boring, right? I decided to do an ombré wall using dark gray, navy blue and white. I will show here you how I did it, but I recommend that you watch my video tutorial of the entire process.

First I painted a large stripe the darker color (gray) on the bottom. You can use a roller to save time at this point.

Did the same thing on the top, with my lighter color (white).

When I got to the middle area, I started adding water to my brush, and overlapping the colors on the wall, letting them blend softly.

I worked in a crisscross pattern, but that is optional, since the colors will blend and the pattern won't show.

The middle area had several shades of blue, since I blended it with the gray and the white.

I worked all the way across my wall, two colors at a time (gray and blue, then white and blue), always keeping my brush wet.

I covered the entire wall and, the next day, with fresh eyes, I made all the adjustments I wanted, adding more dark or light color to some spots, or making some harsh areas more blended by adding watery paint.

I mixed the approximate shade of color in my tray before brushing it to the wall.

This is how my bedroom looks now. Much cooler, right? If you decide to try, check out my blog post with the detailed tutorial and extra tips.

And here is the video tutorial.

Thanks for reading!

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  • Rsgrage Rsgrage on Jul 18, 2020

    Beautiful, now all you need is the thunder and a gentle rain to sleep like a baby!

  • Eve Eve on Jul 18, 2020

    My walls are gold they were painted when I moved in , I have black leather furniture , I liked the gold walls then but 5 yrs later it’s time for a change . I love color but could I ombré this gold & would it look good for a living room ? Suggestions welcome !!

  • Val hetherington Val hetherington on Jul 18, 2020



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  • Susan Dunn Susan Dunn on Jul 06, 2021

    Looks like clouds. Love it!!

  • Barbara Barbara on Jul 27, 2021

    We tried something like this in my daughters room with shades of grey, purple and white. She hated it once it was finished and I was so disappointed in all the work we had done, just to start over with the dark purple.