How to geometric paint wall
You can never go wrong with a geometric shape when painting your walls.
Plan the design.
Before you dive into the execution of your geometric wall design, take some time to consider the logistics and plan it out. Do some research on the internet to find a design that you like. What colors do you want? Will it be symmetrical or asymmetrical? Do you want different colors, shapes and sizes mixed together?
Draw a rough sketch with measurements of your home and draw in your design where you want it to go. Make sure that all of the pieces fit in their allotted space before taking any further action.
If this all seems too complicated, there are professionals who can help make your dream wall come true, but they will cost you big time!
Use a ruler and pencil to draw a design template on craft paper.
To get the exact shapes you want, it’s best to use a template. Craft paper is perfect for this. You can draw your design on the paper with a ruler and pencil. Then use scissors or an Exacto knife to cut it out.
Cut out the template pieces with scissors.
Now it’s time to cut out the pieces of your template. Lay the template on a table or other flat surface. Measure from the edges of each piece with a ruler and place a mark with pencil at every inch along all six sides. A sharp pair of scissors is ideal for cutting through the paper, but if you don’t have one available, use whatever you have handy that can make clean cuts through the paper. To cut straight lines between two points, align your scissors with those two points and clip them by closing the blades together. For curved lines, turn your hand so that the tips of your thumb and pinky are aligned with one end point and then trace along that arc until you reach the other end point before clipping it as well. If you need to cut out circles, simply draw as perfect of circle as you can manage against a round object (such as a mug) and then make small snips into that circle until it’s completely cut out!
Transfer the template to the wall with chalk.
This part is tricky. Start by taping the template to the wall with painter’s tape. Make sure that it is firmly attached and not moving around, because you will be using it as a guide in the next few steps. Next, use a piece of chalk to trace the template shape onto the wall. Because there is no real standard for how wide or thick pieces of chalk are, I recommend trying this first on scrap paper or cardboard to see if your chalk fits within the lines of your printable template. If it doesn’t fit, try another piece until you find one that works well enough so that you can see your tracing on the wall without being too big (or small).
Once you’re happy with what’s going down on your wall, remove the template from its place and use some painter’s tape to make sure everything stays put while you get ready for painting.
Tape around the perimeter of each wall section if desired.
Taping around the perimeter of each wall section is optional but helpful if you want clean edges. To tape your walls, first use a level to draw a straight line on the wall at the height you desire for taping. Place painter’s tape along the line, making sure it is stuck to the wall and that there are no bubbles. Once you have taped out all four corners of your wall section, go ahead and paint inside those lines!
Paint each section according to your design plan.
Now is the time to stand back and admire your work.
- With your wide brush and paint, paint each section according to your design plan. Remember that it’s important to press the brush firmly up against the tape so you get a clean, straight line (we like using long strokes and pressing firmly at the start of a line).
- Do not paint over the tape as this will create an undesirable effect when you remove it later on.
- For larger sections, use a wide brush or roller.
- If you are painting in fine detail (e.g., a thin chevron stripe) try using a small brush for accuracy and detail work. If you choose to hand-paint any of your lines, remember that practice makes perfect! You might even want to try practicing on scrap wood before painting directly on your wall with permanent paint color. This can save you some headache if things don’t go exactly as planned during your first attempt! Good luck!
Create a border by painting additional lines with a contrasting color around each section.
In a new home, you’re going to have to paint your walls. Picking out a color scheme is important and can be fun with how many options there are out there. However, it can also get overwhelming if you don’t know what to choose or how to pick it out. Don’t worry about the process too much! Just take the time and figure out what kind of look you want for your house. Chances are that you want something basic and easy to maintain throughout its lifetime so that it will still look good years down the road when people come over for dinner parties or other get-togethers with family or friends. So I went through all my friends and family members who were painting their houses and asked them, “what color was yours? Tell me what colors they used on their walls? Was it a true ‘homey’ color like white or gray? Or was it more of a hipster color like black with blue accents? Or was it just a solid medium gray wall like me?”
As I found the answers to my paintings question I realized however that there were obviously lots of variations in every painter’s choices of colors they chose in their house. There were some here who used more traditional colors such as green, red and blue while others went very bold with dark purple furniture, black wallpaper or red accenting around plants in their living room. Some others painted their walls using tons of different designs including geometric shapes, maybe even an abstract design along the lines of making up something totally random, but all these different types of designs made each home unique from one another!
Add embellishments such as stenciled patterns, stippling or raised plaster sections within your design.
- You can also add embellishments such as stenciled patterns, stippling or raised plaster sections within your design. Stippling is a painting technique where a sponge is used to create a textured pattern on the wall. The raised plaster technique involves filling a hole with plaster and then scraping it away to create a raised pattern. You can use stencils to paint more complex designs on the wall.
- The decorative possibilities are endless when you select geometric shapes for your wall design. Using simple paint and wallpaper techniques, you can construct an entire room around the basic principles of geometry. Select just one shape to cover the entire room, or combine many different shapes for an eclectic appearance that stands out in your home decor.
How do you paint a geometric wall?
You don’t need an expensive artist or even a professional painter to create a geometric wall design. You can do it yourself. If you have walls of different colors, getting straight lines between them with paint is pretty easy as long as you take your time and use the right tools.
- masking tape
- a level
- painters’ tape (if you’re not painting over white paint)
- a razor knife to cut the tape
How do you make a pattern on a wall?
If you have the steady hand of a surgeon, then you can use a pencil to draw your pattern right on the wall! A slightly less sketchy way to do this is to put up tape in the pattern you want and then trace over it with pencil. If you’re afraid of going freehand, consider using graph paper as a guide.
Another method is to project your chosen pattern onto the wall and trace over it. If your wall has an existing sheen, try tracing over that with regular graphite pencil or colored pencil in whatever shade will work best for your design scheme. For instance, if you’re creating a black-and-white geometric design, but you don’t want to paint all of those shapes white, just draw them in with a white colored pencil instead.
How many colors are on a geometric wall?
There are many colors on a geometric wall, but you can choose any that appeal to you. You don’t need to be a color expert to know pink and purple, or orange and blue, will look horrid together. Opt for colors that either contrast or complement each other—you can use a color wheel to determine which hues pair well. Limit yourself to three different shades at most, unless you’re painting the Sistine chapel!
How do you paint a geometric canvas design?
You’ll want to begin by painting the canvas with a color of your choice. This will be the base color that shows through the space between each geometric shape. Then, use a pencil to draw your design on the canvas—you can just eyeball it if you have no drawing skills, but there are plenty of tutorials on how to create more complicated designs.
Next, cut strips of painters tape and lay them down on top of the lines that you drew. Create different shapes in this way (triangles are an easy one). Take care not to let any part of your design overlap, or else you’ll see some bleed-through when you paint over it (that’s never a good thing).
Finally, use a second paint color to fill in all non-base-color areas. When you’re done with this step, remove the tape while the paint is still wet so that no paint peels off with it. For an added touch, try adding an accent color at some point during these instructions!
Painting a DIY geometric wall design
Have you ever wanted to paint a DIY geometric wall design just to see if it would work? Of course you have! It looks so simple but can be a little tricky. If you are lucky, there will be a seamless blend from one color to the next. If not, it is difficult to go back and fix any mistakes. This post will help!
How to geometric paint wall
In our experience, planning is the most important part. Use a ruler and pencil to draw a design template on craft paper. It can be anything that speaks to you: a geometric design, an ombre effect, or whatever else inspires you. Once you finalize your design on paper, cut out the template pieces and use them as stencils for transferring your design onto the wall.
Use chalk to transfer the outline of your pattern onto each section of the wall. Begin painting each section according to plan—this may be one color or several colors depending on what you’ve chosen for your design. We used painter’s tape around the perimeter of each wall section if desired; this helps ensure a more precise line between colors.
How to paint geometric pattern on wall
The first step in learning how to paint a geometric wall design is using painter’s tape to mask off your walls. You can create the look of chevron or even more complex shapes, such as triangles and diamonds.
Next, you’ll select your paint colors. Choose two or three complimentary hues that will work well together. You’ll want at least one light color, one dark color and a medium shade if you’re working with three tones.
Painting over the painters tape requires a steady hand and patience. Once you fill in all of the shapes with paint, carefully remove the tape while the paint is still wet so it doesn’t pull off any dry areas along with it.
Let everything dry before adding a second coat of color where needed and admire your hard work!
Geometric wall design with painters tape
This geometric wall design is a great alternative to hanging art or photos. It’s not permanent, so if you want to change your mind later, you can paint over it. But for now, here are the steps for getting this look.
- Cut template
- Tape off design: Apply painter’s tape to the wall with the template underneath as a guide for making straight lines and angles.
- Paint: One color at a time, apply two coats of paint with a roller or brush within each section of the design before moving on to another color.
For flexible results that make living easy, try using painter’s tape when planning your next geometric-patterned focal wall!
Painting shapes on walls
To get the best result when painting shapes on walls, you’ll need to plan and prepare like a pro. That means:
- Painting one section at a time – Use painters tape to keep your lines sharp and straight.
- Using masking tape to protect the part of the wall that isn’t getting painted.
- Drawing the design on the wall first. A pencil is easiest. You can also use a ruler and pencil to draw out a design template on craft paper or printer paper first if you want extra precision (it’s cheaper than masking tape).
Geometric wall paint color ideas
The color you choose for your wall is equally as important as the design itself. A geometric design will look great on its own, but it is especially striking when it is paired with a color that perfectly complements the design.
Color theory helps us understand which colors go well together. It dates back to Aristotle, and refers to three main concepts: warm colors (reds, oranges and yellows), cool colors (blues and greens) and complementary colors. Complimentary colors are those that are opposite each other on the color wheel – red/green, blue/orange and yellow/purple.
For example, if you want to create a room with a calm feel to it, you should choose cool colors like blue or green because they have a calming effect on people. If you would like your room to have more energy or feel passionate, then warm colors like red or orange will work better for creating this kind of atmosphere. You can also use complimentary colors such as orange-blue or purple-yellow combinations which provide contrast without being loud about it!
Bedroom geometric wall paint
You’re going to need a number of different paint colors for this project. I recommend at least seven, but you can use more if you want! I used white, pink, blue, purple, yellow, green and black.
As for the design itself, there are tons of ideas out there. You could just draw up your own pattern if you have a favorite shape or symbol that it would look nice on the wall in your bedroom. Alternatively you could use tape to make clean lines between colors by painting over it with one color at first before removing it (but not before adding another layer!)
If you’re using two colors then make sure they contrast heavily so they really stand out against each other – this will help bring some life into whatever space has been dull lately. The best part about this project is that anyone can do it!
You can make a colorful geometric wall pattern in your home by planning carefully and using painter’s tape to get clean edges.
So you’ve decided to decorate in bold geometric patterns. Great! The next step is choosing a shape and then figuring out how many of them to paint on each wall. Start by sketching some simple designs on paper — rectangles, triangles, squares, diamonds and chevrons work well. Then pick one and decide how big it should be. For example, if you’re going to use triangles, make them all the same size or have three sizes that all fit together nicely (biggest at the bottom, middle-sized in the middle and smallest at the top). Use a ruler and pencil to draw your chosen design template on craft paper; cut out each piece with scissors so they can be transferred onto walls easily using chalk dust from a colored piece of chalk rubbed over their edges.
To get clean edges for your painted shapes, apply painter’s tape around each wall section before painting its interior surface color(s) according to plan: First pull off any excess adhesive from underneath by hand; then start applying pressure from one end as far back as possible until reaching full contact everywhere while keeping tension constant across entire width so paint doesn’t seep under tape when finished applying it completely along its length (i.e., don’t stop halfway through).
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