Subtle Blue Painted Wall Stripes in the Dining Room
by Brad Salunek
(Mason, Ohio, USA)
"Barely there" paint striping effect
My dining room was terribly outdated when I moved into my current house. It had floral wall paper on the top half of the walls and maroon paint on the lower half.
I decided to sell the old dining set and china cabinet that came with the house and use the money to re-do my dining room.
I bought a new set to keep the room clean and simple, and overall I think I got the effect I was looking for. I was going for more of a contemporary look and I think I achieved it.
The brand paint I used was BEHR Premium Plus ULTRA. The color of the base is Gentle Sky and the stripes are Crystal Waters.
My inspiration came from my love of the ocean and the beach. I like bright, cool colors and clean color schemes. I knew going to the hardware store what I had in mind as far as paint color goes.
I started off with yellow, but after I slept on it I really disliked the look of the room. I took another trip to the store and settled on the Gentle Sky Blue.
I was browsing a BEHR paint brochure and saw a dining room with an accent wall that featured lighter colored stripes, and I very much liked the look. I then picked out a lighter toned blue and chose the Crystal Waters for my stripes.
The stripes on the wall add some drama to the room. Although I'm a fan of clean and chilled designs, some drama was necessary here. I don't tend to entertain much, only on holidays, so I wasn't too concerned about my furniture pieces and wall treatments.
My advice to others who are new to DIY projects and renovations is to enjoy and have fun with what you are doing. Use your imagination and implement into your project, what makes you, you.