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Ombre Bedroom Walls Tutorial

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This DIY project takes a little bit of patience, but it’s a lot of fun to create Ombre Bedroom Walls!  So if you’re looking to tackle a new paint project, check this one out! Ombre walls are beautiful and if you’re looking for a beachy vibe then this paint technique is a perfect one to try. A dramatic ombre effect can be as easy as painting! Learn this simple technique to achieve the look of an ombre wall in your bedroom.

How to Ombre Your Walls to create a beautiful, beach bedroom. This DIY is totally doable and a fun home decor update.

What is an ombre wall?

An ombre wall typically is one color that fades from dark to lighter. You can also have more intense ombre walls where you might go from black on the bottom to white on the top. Basically, it’s creating a variety of shades from darker to lighter.

One of my daughters loves all things beachy, so this ombre wall was a fun way to give her room a more custom paint design that doesn’t cost a lot of money but has a fun impact.

Here’s what you need to create your own ombre wall.  

Ombre Wall Supplies:

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How to ombre wall paint?

  • Start by cutting in your ceiling area with the lightest shade you selected. Cutting in the lighter section of your ombre bedroom wall
  • Cut in the base area of your wall, near your baseboard, with the darkest color you picked. I use an angled paintbrush for this.
  • Create the 3rd color of paint by mixing your dark and light shades together in one of your paint trays to create the color for your middle section.
  • I recommend working on about a 4-6 foot section (width-wise) at a time. Working in small sections will allow you to blend before it starts drying.
Working on the lower section of the Ombre Bedroom Wall
  • Roll the top 2/3 of your wall in the section you’re working on with the lightest shade of paint color you have.
  • Roll the bottom 1/3 of the wall in the section you’re working on with the darkest paint color you have.
  • Now roll the center section with the mixed color you created, the medium shade.
Blending the colors to create an Ombre Bedroom Wall
  • With a dry brush, using an “X” brush stroke, blend the colors where they meet. This is how you create a soft ombre look.
  • Blend, blend and blend some more where they meet. I went with the technique of going up and then down… blending the lighter color and then going into the darker color and bringing it up into the lighter shade and then back down into the bottom section. You want to move quickly while you have wet paint.
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Beautiful beachy DIY ombre bedroom walls.

Here’s my cheat sheet…

Step by Step Ombre Tutorial

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

This process does take a little more time than painting just one color, but once you have all your supplies/trays set it moves pretty quickly. I love how you get the different hues of blue. It reminds me of a sunset.

Fun bedroom makeover creating an Ombre Bedroom Wall.

But the results are SO worth it!!!  Have you wanted to try the ombre paint job on a wall? You could definitely just do an accent wall, but we did her whole bedroom.

How to Create Ombre Bedroom Walls with this COOL DIY paint technique - learn all the details!

53 Comments

  1. I’m trying to think outside the box for a wall that runs from my kitchen to my den in our condo. How do you think this would work doing it vertical rather then horizontal?

  2. Hi Mariyaan,
    The colors are beautiful . If I am using Benjamin Moore what color shades do I pick to keep the same wall color

    1. Hi, I’m not familiar with Benjamin Moore’s paint colors. I would recommend going to their store with a screenshot and ask their color consultant for help in matching.

  3. 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…

  4. 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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