I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, PAINT IS MAGIC! We transformed an all-white hallway into a space of dimension and interest by using leftover paint from previous projects. Check out our hallway glow-up and how you too can use paint to create magic!
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How to Create a Custom Color Block Accent
A color block accent is a very affordable way to create a large piece of art in your home. These are so fun and allow you to be as creative and bold as you want to! We used leftover paint and an original design to transform this hallway corner. If you have textured walls and want to achieve clean, crisp paint lines, then you’ll want to continue reading!
If you’re a visual person like me, then taping out the design first is very helpful. You can keep adjusting until you’re satisfied with the final layout. We also highly recommend using a laser level to make sure your tape lines are straight. Due to the complexity of this color block design, we tackled the painting in sections.
Paint Tip #1
Our secret weapon for consistent crisp lines is using caulk in every painting project! You want to apply caulk along the tape line as shown below. Then make sure you smear it along the tape line and clean off the excess. The goal is create a seal along the tape line which will prevent bleeding on textured walls. Do not wait for the caulk to dry before painting.
Paint Tip #2
Immediately after painting the second coat, you want to remove the tape. This is a very IMPORTANT step in the process! Gently remove the tape, pulling away from the painted section.
We have very textured walls in Arizona and if this method works for us, I think it can work for you too! Check out those perfect paint lines!
Paint Tip #3
When creating color block accents, you’ll likely need two types of tape. The first type we use is the green frog tape. This has medium adhesion and we use this one when taping cured painted walls. The second type we use is the yellow frog tape. This has light adhesion and we use this one when taping freshly painted walls.
All About the Added Paint Details
Could we have just painted the color block accent and be done? Sure, but why stop there? This hallway was entirely too white for me and so I really wanted to bring some mood and drama to the space. We decided to paint the baseboards the same gray color as our interior doors (SW Dorian Gray) and we went dark (SW Iron Ore) on the ceiling! Painting your baseboards and ceiling a contrasting color is just another way how you can use paint to create magic in your home!
Hallway Glow Up – Reveal
This is probably my favorite paint project we’ve done! When you walk this hallway, there’s so much to take in but in all the best ways! I’m also sharing all the paint colors below!
I love creating designs that can stand on their own or require minimal decor! This view was already stunning with the new paint job. But, when you pair it with a few decor pieces, the result is a show stopper and I’m here for it!
The fact that I can also see our girls’ photos from this corner just makes the view all the more gorgeous!
Now if you follow us on Instagram then you know these flush mount ceiling lights all too well! I originally purchased them for our front entryway, but I think they fit better in this space. What do you think?
Photographing this hallway was so fun that I got carried away and couldn’t decide which shots to share. So I posted them all, but I don’t think you guys mind, right?!
Our Must-Have Paint Project Supplies
If you’re looking to start a paint project but you’re not sure about the supplies needed, I’m sharing all our favorite paint supplies! Just tap the image below to shop for these products!
Paint is one of the most affordable and creative ways to transform a space! It’s also very forgiving, so if you try a color and you don’t like it, it’s an easy fix! I hope this project has opened your eyes to how paint can create magic! Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and have a little fun! Until next time friends!