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Many of the watercolor walls we see have the so called
ombre effect. Ombre is when one color fades into
another. It tends to be gradual, although sometimes
it can be a stark difference (see the variegated wash
method). Color boundaries are blurred to create a
beautiful transition of contrasting shades. It doesn’t
matter how many colors you use. The options are
Create a focal point
A watercolor wall is not just an accent wall, it adds the
most unique character to any room. Most of the current
photo’s we see displaying watercolour walls, are in homes
which are modern and clean cut.
Even when one is more inclined to muted walls of
magnolia or white, a focal wall with either popping colour
or muted tones can accentuate a room and give it a
completely different feel.
My advice is to go ahead and choose a wall to try one of
the techniques on. Make the most of the trend and try it
out. If you do not like it, just paint over it again, but do
have some fun. We are all too conservative in our wall
colour choices, and this trend is giving us the opportunity
to be a little daring.
* Photo referances avalible on request.
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