I had so much fun adding this color blocked wall in our entryway. It all started with this art print from Juniper Print Shop (here). I knew I needed to add something to this space to tie everything together and decided that a color block would be the perfect thing for this space.
Here is the before.
The great thing about painting anything is it’s SO easy to quickly sand and repaint if you end up not loving it after awhile.
First I picked out a color for the color block arch. I wanted to tie in our rug, my favorite pillow and this gorgeous art. The color I ended up getting is called Dusty Ranch Brown by BM lightened 50%. Don’t let the “brown” get you. Its actually a really cool shade of deep blush. Its hard to really explain the color but it is so pretty and really ties everything together.
Next, I measured the art that I had planned to put in the arch to be sure that there would be some of the paint color on either side of the frame. I added 12 inches (6″ on each side) for a total of 4 feet for my width. I measured out how high I wanted my arch to be and decided on 4 ft as well. So I grabbed a nail + hammer and pounded the nail right in the center at the 2’x 2′ mark.
I then cut a string to 4′ because that is the width I want my arch to be and tied a little knot around the nail on one end and on the other end of the string I attached a pencil. This will act as your guide for your arch.
You will want to start horizontally level from your nail and use your pencil to draw a line on your wall going up and around keeping tension on the string that is attaching the nail and pencil. Keep going around until you are horizontally level on the opposite side of the nail. Make sure you love the arch you made (if not magic erase will take the pencil right off and try again).
I had my arch done and I took a ruler and make straight lines down to the bottom of my color block.
I then used frog tape to tape everything off and started the fun part – painting!
I forgot to grab a roller at the hardware store so I ended up using the brush and did two coats.
I LOVE how it turned out and how it tied everything in. What do you think? Would you ever try color block?