Tips to make ombre wall painting easier than ever


When it comes to doing some DIY painting, you might wish to take on a project with a bit more challenge than the norm. if that is the case, then we highly recommend that you take a look at doing some ombre wall painting. Fun and creative, the end results are always impressive. Ombre wall leaves an almost watercolour impact on the wall, which can look positively wonderful if you go about doing it in the right way. How, though, can you ensure that your ombre wall painting is going to look as good as it should?

Preparation counts

Before you do anything else, you need to get the wall ‘ombre ready’ before you start painting. This requires a fair amount of time, as when you start painting with an ombre idea you need to work fast to blend all of the colours in to get it just right. It’s not as hard to do as you expect, but preparation is key to ensuring the end results are worth the effort.

You need a blend, not a contrast

Many people make a mistake with ombre wall painting by using two colours that contrast as opposed to combine. You need two colours that can work in tandem with one another, so you want something more like blue and green as opposed to green and red. A combination that works well together, though, is often to use two shades of the one colour. It creates a subtle yet stylish finish that blends together.

Go darker for dramatic results

Of course, one good idea to make this really shine is to take the shade you like, and then pick the lighter and dark equivalent of it at either side. This leaves you with a more specific contrast, though it still combines well. The darker the colour you use for the dark tone, though, the more impactful and impressive the general results are going to be when it comes to creating an impressive, visually detailed wall.

Get a white coat on first

Going back to the prep momentarily, always start with a coat of white primer paint before you do anything else. This gives you that ‘blank canvas’ approach that allows for the colours to come through in the way that they are supposed to. As the primer is drying, make sure that you get ready for the next part of the process which is injecting the colour that you want onto the wall itself.

Tackle the wall in sections

You should always try and create a sectional approach to this kind of painting. Not only does it make your life a bit easier, but it allows for a better and generally crisper finish in the end. Try that out, and you should be likely to get the kind of impressive results that you were hoping for visually. Sectioning the walls allows for a much more robust, impressive finish than you might have expected overall.