Painting A Half Wall- Ideas For Adding That Pop Of Color Into Your Childs Room

Pink Walls

Photo from Pinecone Camp

In the west, when most of us think about repainting our walls, we tend to think of painting the entire wall, and it never enters our mind that we could spilt the wall in half with paint.  In the US and Canada for that matter, when walls are painted, a color is usually applied from the base of the ceiling to the floor boards, but that isn't the case in Europe.

While many of would cringe thinking about painting an entire wall candy pink, electric blue, or grass green, painting half the wall in a vibrant color could be the solution for those who want color, but at the same time don't want to be overwhelmed with it.

How To Pull Off This Look:

Consider painting your line at the half way point on the wall, or even closer to the ceiling.  Consider painting the baseboards in the same color as the lower half of the wall.  If you plan on working with satin or egg shell paint for the walls, consider painting the floor boards in a semi gloss or a gloss, which will allow them to be slightly different.

Purchase a quart of paint in gloss, which you could then use the left over paint on a nightstand, or stool, or to paint picture frames for wall.

The upper color can be white, and it also can be several shades lighter than the vibrant color you choose for the lower half of the wall.  Have your local paint store mix up a shade of white, with the same properties or color tones as the vibrant color you have chosen.   By breaking up the wall with two tones of color, the room will look larger, and more child friendly for smaller kids.

Painting Half Of The WallPhoto from Design Attractor

photo from Skona Hem

Photo from Skona Hem

photo from M. Design Interiors Inc. via Modern EvePhoto from M. Design Interiors Inc. via Modern Eve

Painting A Half Wall- Ideas For Adding That Pop Of Color Into Your Childs RoomPhotos: Inspirationforhome.com ; housetohome.co.uk

Painting A Half Wall- Ideas For Adding That Pop Of Color Into Your Childs RoomPhotos: Inspirationforhome.com ; housetohome.co.uk

Painting A Half Wall- Ideas For Adding That Pop Of Color Into Your Childs RoomPhotos: Inspirationforhome.com ; housetohome.co.uk

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