145th Power of Paint Party… Ombre Bedroom Wall Tutorial

Welcome Paint Lovers to this week’s Paint Party… the party all about paint and only paint!

I promised you guys I would share this week on how I ombred my oldest daughter’s bedroom.

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We are in the middle of making over her bedroom.  She turned 10 over the summer and was done with her bubblegum pink walls.   She loves teal blue right now and anything beachy, so I figured having some ombre blue walls would fit perfectly!

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The good folks over at Dutch Boy sent me 2 gallons of their Refresh paint for this project.  Have you tried their paint?  I’ve used it a few rooms now and I’ve been very pleased.  I LOVE their easy pour spout and the great paint jug with handle. Their Refresh paint covers great and I don’t notice any paint smell… a win – win.  Dutch Boy recently redid their Restore My Décor site.  You can find lots of great tips there and enter to win a room design makeover!

Alright… onto the tutorial…

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The lighter shade of blue paint we used is Hawaiian Sky and the darker shade is Half Moon Bay.

When on the 8th step…Blend, blend and blend some more where they meet.  I went with the technique of going up and then down… blending lighter and then going into the darker and bringing it up into the lighter shade and then back down.

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This process does take a little more time then painting just one color, but once you have all your supplies/trays set it moves pretty quickly.

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But the results are SO worth it!!!

So what have you been painting?
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  1. Cg says

    hoping you will find this and have an answer for me…

    in your instructions, you state: ‘5th- Roll the top 2/3s with the lightest shade.’

    is this correct, or did you mean ‘Roll the top 1/3 with the lightest shade.’

    i am about to try this is my granddaughter’s room and after all the new sheetrock hung and mudding work done, i do not want to get it wrong…

  2. Monica says

    Very nice! I was wondering though ….. I have a palette that I’ve used throughout my house. We’ve used the lightest, middle, and darkest colors from *one* paint chip card. Would that have the same effect without mixing the lightest and darkest? Seems like it would be okay. Thinking this might be the way to go in my basement craft room area. :-)

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