Understanding colour blocking
- Think carefully about your colour blocking design and sketch it out beforehand to help you visualise it on your wall.
- Consider which colours you want to use and how they’ll play off each other.
- Make sure to clear your painting area before you start.
- It’s a good idea to paint on top of a neutral base colour, to avoid any issues with your new colours.
- Get creative with how the size, shape and colour with your blocks. This project is completely bespoke.
- Make sure your stepladder is standing on flat ground if you need to use one to reach high up areas.
Preparing to paint
Marking your wall for painting
Painting your first blocks
Painting the next blocks
Re-apply masking tape to the edges of your painted blocks, making sure to leave a tiny edge of your newly added colour showing.
This small overhang helps your colours to butt up against each other and meet seamlessly, so that your base coat is completely covered.
Starting at the edge where the wall meets the ceiling, cut in by hand around the edges of your next block before filling it in with your roller.
Once it has dried, carefully remove the masking tape, but leave any strips that don’t need to be covered again before you paint the final block.
Painting your final block
Mark out any final blocks in the same way as before, leaving a small gap of colour where it connected with an already-painted block.
Paint it using the same method as you did for the others, taking care not to drip any paint if it’s situated above a block that has already been painted.
Allow the paint to dry before removing any remaining masking tape.
This guide simply gives you the method. It’s entirely up to you how you choose to block your colours.
Add a splash of colour to a playroom or lounge, or opt for soothing colours to create the ideal relaxing environment in your bedroom.