Striped walls is by no means a new trend. Striped wallpapers have been around for over a century. However, updated stripe styles are making a resurgance in today’s modern interiors. Here we have created a gallery of various striped walls with descriptions as well as informative techniques for producing wonderful wall stripe techniques for yourself.
Here are a few of my favorite examples of wall stripes:
Here is a wonderful taupe and white stripe with a silver metallic edging. Ralph Lauren makes a metallic paint that would be perfect for an application such as this.
A bit of a plaid is created in this look by the overlapping of stripes. Starting with a gray base, the white and black combine in a basketweave pattern to make a great-looking contemporary space.
How wonderful and daring! The vertical stripe is continued onto both the floor and ceiling, becoming a horizontal stripe. And to add a bit of the unusual, the two opposite walls are striped in the opposite direction to complete the look.
Here a thin chocolate brown stripe has been applied over a wall with a marble faux finish. What a beautiful look.
This pencil thin stripe creates a great chair rail illusion helping to create a contract between the stark white on top and the warm yellow base.
This bold blue stripe takes on an even bolder look when continued from room to room, and not just contained within one. It also creates the illusion of a larger room.
In this room the white becomes the focus of attention when used in this manner. The over-sized taupe stripe dominated the wall and adds drama in a subtle way.
And speaking of drama, continuing the stripe motif from the wall onto the ceiling is the best way to create drama in a room. Additionally, the stripe is contained to the center of the wall and is not distributed throughout as in other rooms.
This traditional application of a stripe is a great use of color. Navy, orange, grey and white combine to create a stunning look with stripes of equal widths.
Perfect for a summer beach house, this stripe effect creates the look of a wood planked wall. By combining stripes of slightly varying sizes the look is asymmetrical but classic.
To create the striped look in your own home simply follow these easy steps:
1) Prep the walls by painting the base coat for the walls. The base coat can be primed then painted, or simply painted. However you would normally paint, bring your walls to a finished look before continuing.
2) Decide on the type of stripe you would like to create. If you need inspiration, refer to the sample photos above for ideas.
3) Using a level (preferably with a laser, for better accuracy) tape off the stripes using blue painters tape. It is important to use painters tape because it will not leave residue behind nor will it pull the paint off the wall when removed.
Remember that the edge of the tape needs to be on the outer Cialis cheap edge of the stripe so that the painted portion inside is the entire width desired for the stripe.
4) Paint the stripes. The same finish as used on the walls can be used to create a more cohesive look, or a different finish, such as a high gloss or lacquer can be used to create additional drama and depth. Do not be afraid to play with the paint finish and color.
To create a bold look, use a paint brush and/or roller to completely fill in the stripe. To achieve a lighter look or simply a different texture try using a sponge or rag rolling technique within the stripe.
5) When finished, simply remove the painters tape from the wlls in a careful manner. The look you will be happy with for years to come.