Techniques - Ombre wall

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Ombre wall

Dreamily beautiful, ombré walls are like sunsets: an array of different tones. And as choosing one paint, colours can be tricky process, why not go for three?

  1. Choose three different colours from the same colours family – one light, one medium and one dark shade. Make sure to fully prep, prime and tape off your chosen area.
  2. Use a roller to coat the entire wall in the lightest shade.
  3. Once the base coat is dry, measure three equal horizontal sections on your wall using a level and mark them lightly in pencil. The top section will be the lightest colours and the bottom the darkest, leaving the medium colour for the centre. Apply the medium shade first, leaving 30cm between the edges of each section, then apply the darkest shade.
  4. In a fresh paint tray, mix the lightest and middle shades at a ratio of 50:50. Use this first new colour to blend the 30cm gap between the lightest and medium colours. Taking a dry brush and holding it at an angle, quickly blend this section up to fully merge the two sections together.
  5. In another fresh paint tray, mix the middle and darkest shades at a ratio of 50:50. Use this new colour to blend the 30cm gap between the middle and darkest colours. Again, taking a dry brush and holding it at an angle, quickly blend this section up to fully merge the two sections together. Continue to brush the three sections together until you achieve the level of ombré you desire.   
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