Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Striped Walls - Revisited

Back in 2012, I posted two entries on this blog where I did striped walls--my foyer and a friend's condominium.  I love striped walls.  Striped walls can transform a plain room into one that is spectacular.  While on Pinterest a few nights ago, I searched for rooms with striped walls.  I found a variety of rooms that I want to share with you.

First up, is a tone-on-tone effect.  I did this striping technique in the foyer of my second home.  I painted the walls in a flat finish and then did the stripes in the same color but in a satin finish.  My colors were similar to the color in the picture below.  I love this look because it is very subtle.  The tone-on-tone stripes would look great in a formal dining room, a master bedroom, or bathroom.

The next set of pictures shows stripes in the same color family, but with different shades.  This is similar to the tone-on-tone stripes, but with this look, you use the same paint finish, i.e., flat, eggshell, or satin.

I would love to do this in my breakfast nook!

I am seriously thinking about doing this in my master bedroom!

Another striping technique is a color-block look.  This is probably the easiest technique to do.  Color blocking is using one to three colors and using wide stripes.  A color-block look would work well in a transitional or contemporary space.

Take a look at my foyer again.  I still love these stripes.  The original color of the wall is Sherwin Williams Latte.  I then added two Sherwin William colors--Steady Brown (my dining room color) and Coconut Husk (my living room color).  Since I have no walls to display artwork or place furniture pieces, the stripes add interest to an otherwise boring space.

For a really bold look, you can use colors opposite each other on the color wheel.  Or, colors that create a contrast.  Check out the look of these rooms:

I love this black and white together!


  1. The walls are all beautiful. The single thick blue striped wall in that living room with the fireplace really caught my eye... :)

    1. The thick blue stripe is my favorite one also, and easy to do.

  2. I have always liked that look especially when it's a little bit subtle. Also, I love the look of solid walls with the big horizontal stripes on drapes. :)

    1. The tone-on-tone is my favorite of all of the striped walls. I think it's a classic look. When you're tired of it, just paint over it!