Ideas to paint the walls with original effects

Walls with effects

Are you bored of the white walls of your home? Do you want to give them color but do not want to resort to plain tones? Are you looking for walls with original effects for your home? At Decoora we share with you great resources to give your walls an original touch and thus transform the decoration of an entire room.

We are not going to deceive you, there are effects that we are talking about today that are not easy to achieve.  It takes some creativity and dexterity to achieve a good result. If you have time you can venture out and try one of them; If what you want is a quick job with a guaranteed result, however, you will move forward by hiring a professional.

Watercolor effect

There is an artistic effect that has gained prominence in the last decade and it is none other than what we have dubbed the watercolor effect.  Using the water-based painting technique, an effect is achieved that fits perfectly in bohemian-style rooms to which it gives a sophisticated air.

Watercolor effect walls

You can create striking motifs and / or bet on gradients and tie-dye effects and incorporate them into any room in the house. Living rooms, bedrooms and studies are, however, the rooms in which they acquire the most prominence. Probably because for a wall with a watercolor effect to look in all its splendor, it needs to be wide and clean of frames or furniture.

To achieve these effects, you will need a brush, a container of water and as many acrylic paintings as colors you want to apply. They should be at least two: one with a softer tone that you will apply as a base and another with a more intense color and then "draw" on it. What? Applying brushes of this color on the wall and then dragging them by dipping the brush in the container with water first and pressing it on the paint previously applied later.


Another proposal to paint the walls with original effects is the gradient. This technique consisting of progressively decrease the intensity of a color even making it disappear is ideal for creating relaxed and creative environments like the ones you can see in the following image.

Weathered walls

What color are you going to use? Where are you going to place the most intense tone? These are the first decisions you must make. If you have a piece of furniture in the room that you want to stand out and contrast in color with the tone chosen for the wall, the ideal will be to use the most intense tone below. If, on the other hand, you want a more neutral environment, the best strategy is to place the most intense color on top.

Although the degraded effect can also be achieved with water-based painting techniques, it is not the only way to do it or the simplest. If you want to try paint a wall with this effect At home, the first thing you should do is apply two coats of water-based primer to the wall. Once dry, you should apply the darkest shade paint on the bottom / top with a roller, the medium shade in the middle and the light shade on the top / bottom. To finish, you just have to blur the boundaries between layer and layer, before they dry, with a sponge or brush to create this gradient effect.

Worn effect

The return to organic in the world of decoration has warmed up the rough walls. Many hotels and restaurants dress their walls with worn effects to achieve a certain effect of nudity, both in rustic, industrial or bohemian environments.

Such effects can be achieved by working with acrylic-based patinas, oil paints or even with techniques like stucco. However, they are not easy to imitate without resorting to a professional. Because as a tone the apparently casual, deconstructed or with unfinished effects, deceives.

Worn effect walls

Does that mean you can't try? Not at all! Pick a background color for the wall and give it a couple coats of plastic paint. Choose gray colors or soft warm tones; they work very well. Now dilute the chosen color with 50% water and apply it unevenly with brush strokes, cleaning and blending it later vertically with a damp cloth. Work small areas so the paint doesn't dry to cover the entire wall. Then, let it dry and repeat the process using a spray with water in some areas before wiping it.

Chipping effect

There is something captivating in the decadent, in the old cities and in their old houses. Hence, it is increasingly common when renovating a house to discover and preserve original details, with their imperfections, which testify to the passage of time.

Chips and cracks

These aged walls fit perfectly in bohemian settings, but also in other contemporary styles to which they provide a certain softness and warmth. And you don't have to wait for them to crack or peel to achieve walls with effects like these. It is enough to use lime techniques with natural pigments or with a sponge, which imitate this deterioration.

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