Wall Painting Techniques including Ideas for Painting Harlequin Diamonds on the Wall
As a decorator, I’m always interested in stylish wall painting techniques. I recently did a room that had argyle diamonds painted on the walls and I was very pleased to find how quick and easy it was to get the designs painted. I loved the versatility the patterns and had lots of fun with the cool way I could mix and match my paint colors.
The argyle wall painting technique takes very little more than painting diamond patterns on the walls in two colors. Then with an accent color you have to come back after the diamond wall patterns are dry and draw an X shape in thin lines. If you need ideas of how to turn your diamonds into a traditional argyle pattern, take a look at your best argyle sweater or socks for color and pattern ideas.
This has become one of my all time favorite decorative nursery wall painting techniques. The diamond wall patterns look super as a background for a striped crib set as well as a break from a flowered or floral print. Plus, the diamonds are large and airy enough that you can use more than one painting technique.
Paint a large plaque, swag or banner across an area with baby’s name on it
At the points of the diamonds, paint small, round polka dots in a complimentary color
Stencil inspirational words or sayings across an area
Give your diamond wall patterns an antiqued look with one of the faux wall painting techniques that give an aged look.
Use your diamond wall shapes as frames for similarly shaped framed art work that matches your nursery design
One of the more important aspects of all painting techniques is the appropriate Selection of color. In theory painting diamond wall patterns in pink and white in a baby girl’s nursery sounds perfect, but when you see it in person you may find that it’s a bit too much even for the most feminine room. The best way to cool down all that pink paint is to bring in some cool, sea foam green as an accent color. Use it for your wall words or as the X shapes in your argyle painting technique or the polka dots we mentioned, but find some way to break up the cotton candy color scheme. I don’t mean to be negative on pink and white; a combination of three colors is always more pleasing than two.
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