If you want to bring some drama and sophistication to a formal living room for example create a focal wall of tone on tone 6" wide stripes in alternating matte and metallic finishes. When done correctly it will look like wallpaper.
I created these stripes for a nursery:
Because really there is nothing worse than taking the entire day to measure out, mask off and paint or glaze your stripe only to pull the tape and find that the beautiful blue seeped over that rich brown. A wonky line is a finisher's worst nightmare!
So you get your tape up and your stripes are ready to go. Here's what to do. Take your base coat and paint a line right down the inside edge of your stripe, the area where you are going to be putting the finish. Make sure to cover a little bit of the tape itself. Let it dry for about an hour and then complete the finish.
- When doing the exact opposite run a little wall paint instead
- If painting everything including ceilings, trim is usually completed last so start at the top and work your way down