By Taylor Nies

Published on September 6, 2016

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Photography by MICHAEL WILTBANK

colorblocking

COLORS USED: ALEUTIAN (SW6241), ROMANCE (SW6323), NEBULOUS WHITE (SW7063)

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 gallon of HGTV HOME™by   Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in NEBULOUS WHITE (SW7063)
  • 1 quart of HGTV HOME™by    Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in ALEUTIAN (SW6241)
  • 1 quart of HGTV HOME™by    Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in ROMANCE (SW6323)
  • Painter’s tape
  • 3 medium paintbrushes (we used Purdy® XL™Elite™)
  • 3 paint rollers (we used Purdy® White Dove™roller cover with the Purdy® Revolution Frame)
  • 1 paint tray
  • 3 paint tray liners

STEP ONE: PREP YOUR SPACE

Clean your wall: Before you begin, make sure you wipe down the wall you are going to paint with a clean, damp cloth.

Tape the trim & lay your drop cloth: Tape off all edges that you don’t want to get paint on (trim, baseboard, molding, etc.) with painter’s tape. Make sure you lay down drop cloths to keep from getting any unwanted paint on your floors.

STEP TWO: TAPE + PAINT COLOR #2 (SECTION A.)

Fill your paint tray: Using a clean liner, fill with HGTV HOME™by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in NEBULOUS WHITE (SW7063).

Cut in the edges: Dip your clean, medium brush into the paint, coating the bristles. Run the brush along the outer edge of the tape that’s covering the trim, and working your way in onto the wall you are painting, about 3 inches, from all sides and edges in section a.

Roll it: Dip your roller into the paint tray and remove any excess. Roll the paint onto the wall, using the “w” technique in the general area of section a. Repeat this back and forth across the wall without lifting the roller, until this section of the wall is fully covered, recoating your roller with paint as needed. (Note: it’s ok if this base color runs into the other sections for now, we’ll cover it up later.)

Let it dry: Let NEBULOUS WHITE (SW7063) dry completely.

STEP THREE: TAPE + PAINT COLOR #2 (SECTION B.)

Stick it: Once section a. has dried completely, tape off the area that you will be painting with HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in ROMANCE (SW6323) (section b.)

Fill your paint tray:  Using a clean liner, fill with ROMANCE (SW6323).

Cut in the edges: Dip your clean, medium brush into the paint, coating the bristles. Run the brush along the outer edge of the tape that’s covering the trim in section b., working your way in onto the wall you are painting, about 3 inches, from all sides and edges.

Roll it: Dip your roller into the paint tray and remove any excess. Roll the paint onto the wall, using the “w” technique. Repeat this back and forth across the wall without lifting the roller, until section b. is fully covered, recoating your roller with paint as needed.

Let it dry: Let ROMANCE (SW6323) dry completely.

STEP FOUR: TAPE + PAINT COLOR #3 (SECTION C.)

Stick it: Once section b. has dried completely, tape off the area that you will be painting with HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in ALEUTIAN (SW6241) (section c.). The tape should be lined up with the edges of section a. and section b. to create a crisp line.

Fill your paint tray: Using a clean liner, fill with ALEUTIAN (SW6241).

Cut in the edges: Dip your clean, medium brush into the paint, coating the bristles. Run the brush along the outer edge of the tape that’s covering the trim in section b., working your way in onto the wall you are painting, about 3 inches, from all sides and edges.

Roll it: Dip your roller into the paint tray and remove any excess. Roll the paint onto the wall, using the “w” technique. Repeat this back and forth across the wall without lifting the roller, until section c. is fully covered, recoating your roller with paint as needed.

Let it dry: Let ALEUTIAN (SW6241) dry completely.

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go graphic

COLORS USED: ROMANCE (SW6323), BORSCHT (SW7578)

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 gallon of HGTV HOME™by Sherwin-Williams  INFINITY® interior paint in ROMANCE (SW6323)
  • 1 quart of HGTV HOME™by Sherwin-Williams  INFINITY® interior paint in Borscht (SW7578)
  • Two rolls of white gaffer’s tape, cut into various sized strips (we did 4″, 5″, and 6″ strips)
  • Painter’s tape
  • 1 medium paintbrush (we used Purdy® XL™Elite™)
  • 1 small paintbrush (we used Purdy® XL™Elite™)
  • 1 paint roller (we used Purdy® White Dove™roller cover with the Purdy® Revolution Frame)
  • 1 paint tray
  • 1 paint tray liner

STEP ONE: PREP YOUR SPACE

Clean your wall: Before you begin, make sure you wipe down the wall you are going to paint with a clean, damp cloth.

Tape the trim & lay your drop cloth: Tape off all edges that you don’t want to get paint on (trim, baseboard, molding, etc.) with painter’s tape. Make sure you lay down drop cloths to keep from getting any unwanted paint on your floors.

STEP TWO: PAINT YOUR WALL

Fill your paint tray: Using a clean liner, fill with HGTV HOME™by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in ROMANCE (SW6323).

Cut in the edges: Dip your clean, medium brush into the paint, coating the bristles. Run the brush along the outer edge of the tape that’s covering the trim, and working your way in onto the wall you are painting, about 3 inches, from all sides and edges.

Roll it: Dip your roller into the paint tray and remove any excess. Roll the paint onto the wall, using the “w” technique. Repeat this back and forth across the wall without lifting the roller, until the wall is fully covered, recoating your roller with paint as needed.

STEP THREE: APPLY YOUR PATTERN

Stick it: Once the wall has dried completely, begin applying your strips of gaffer’s tape in a random pattern to all of the wall (feel free to have fun here, adding your own personal touch!).

Paint it: Dip your small, clean brush into your quart of HGTV HOME™by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in Borscht (SW7578) and begin painting each piece of gaffer’s tape.

Let it dry: Let your pattern dry completely.

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dreamy ombré

COLORS USED:ROMANCE (SW6323),RACHEL PINK (SW0026),KRYPTON (SW6247)

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 gallon of HGTV HOME™by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in ROMANCE (SW6323)
  • 2 gallons of HGTV HOME™by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in RACHEL PINK (SW0026)
  • 1 gallon of HGTV HOME™by   Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in KRYPTON (SW6247)
  • Painter’s tape
  • Tape measure & pencil
  • 3 paint rollers (we used Purdy® White Dove™roller cover with the Purdy® Revolution Frame)
  • 2 paint trays5 paint tray liners3 clean, dry wide paintbrushes (we used Purdy® XL™Elite™)
  • 1 clean, damp cloth

STEP ONE: PREP YOUR SPACE

Clean your wall: Before you begin, make sure you wipe down the wall you are going to paint with a clean, damp cloth.

Tape the trim & lay your drop cloth: Tape off all edges that you don’t want to get paint on (trim, baseboard, molding, etc.) with painter’s tape. Make sure you lay down drop cloths to keep from getting any unwanted paint on your floors.

**Note that the amount of paint you will need will vary depending on the size of your wall. Consult your local Lowe’s paint department to decide the quantity you will need.

STEP TWO: DIVIDE YOUR WALL

Measure it: Using your tape measure, divide your blank wall into three equal sections—top, middle, and bottom.

Mark it: Using a pencil, mark off each section lightly. We’ll be using HGTV HOME™by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in ROMANCE (SW6323) in the top section, HGTV HOME™by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in RACHEL PINK (SW0026) in the middle section, and HGTV HOME™by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in KRYPTON (SW6247) in the bottom section. Use the pencil to write each color in its assigned space, as a reminder.

STEP THREE: PAINT THE MIDDLE

Fill your paint tray: Using a clean liner, fill a paint tray with RACHEL PINK (SW0026).

Roll it: Dip a clean roller into the paint tray and remove any excess. Roll the paint onto the middle section, using the “w” technique. Repeat this back and forth across the wall without lifting the roller. IMPORTANT: leave a 6″ gap of room between the edges of your paint in middle section & the line (line a.) that separates the middle section from the top section (gap a.). Then leave a 6″ gap of room between the edges of your paint in the middle section & the line (line b.) that separate the middle section from the bottom section (gap b.)

Brush it: Immediately, using a clean, dry wide brush held at a 45-degree angle, begin blending RACHEL PINK (SW0026) toward both lines (line a. & line b.) that separate the middle section from the top section and the middle section from the bottom section.

STEP FOUR: PAINT YOUR BOTTOM SECTIONFill your paint tray: Using a clean liner, fill a paint tray with KRYPTON (SW6247).Roll it: Dip a clean roller into the paint tray filled with KRYPTON (SW6247) and remove any excess. Roll the paint onto the bottom section, using the “w” technique. Repeat this back and forth across the wall without lifting the roller. IMPORTANT: leave a 6″ gap of room between the edges of your paint in bottom section & the line (line b.) that separates the middle section from the bottom section (gap c.).STEP FIVE: PAINT YOUR TOP SECTIONFill your paint tray: Using a clean liner, fill a paint tray with ROMANCE (SW6323).Roll it: Dip a clean roller into the paint tray filled with ROMANCE (SW6323) and remove any excess. Roll the paint onto the bottom section, using the “w” technique. Repeat this back and forth across the wall without lifting the roller: IMPORTANT: leave a 6″ gap of room between the edges of your paint in top section & the line (line a.) that separates the middle section from the top section (gap d.).

STEP SIX: MIX IT UP

Fill your paint tray: Using a clean liner, fill a paint tray with a 1:1 ratio of ROMANCE (SW6323) and RACHEL PINK (SW0026). This new hue you created will be used to paint the 6” gap (gap a.) between the top section and middle section.

Blend it: Immediately, take a clean, dry wide brush and, holding it at a 45-degree angle, quickly blend up from the edge of RACHEL PINK (SW0026) in the middle section, until you meet ROMANCE (SW6323) in the top section.

STEP SEVEN: MIX IT UP, AGAIN

Fill your paint tray: Using a clean liner, fill a paint tray with a 1:1 ratio of KRYPTON (SW6247) and RACHEL PINK (SW0026). This new hue you created will be used to paint the 6” gap (gap a.) between the top section and middle section.

Blend it: Immediately, take a clean, dry wide brush and, holding it at a 45-degree angle, quickly blend down from the edge of RACHEL PINK (SW0026) in the middle section, until you meet KRYPTON (SW6247) in the bottom section.

Continue to blend these two 6” gaps until you reach your desired ombré effect.

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frame it

COLORS USED: GORGEOUS WHITE (SW6049), BOHEMIAN BLACK (SW6988)

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • 1 gallon of HGTV HOME™by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in GORGEOUS WHITE (SW6049)
  • 1 quart of HGTV HOME™by Sherwin-Williams  INFINITY® interior paint in BOHEMIAN BLACK (SW6988)
  • 1 paint roller (we used Purdy® White Dove™roller cover with the Purdy® Revolution Frame)
  • 2 paintbrushes (we used Purdy® XL™Elite™)
  • 1 paint tray
  • 1 paint tray liner
  • Painter’s tape
  • 4 plain white frames + your chosen artwork for each from ArtfullyWalls.com
  • 1 clean, damp cloth

**Note that the amount of paint you will need will vary depending on the size of your wall. Consult your local Lowe’s paint department to decide the quantity you will need.

STEP ONE: PREP YOUR SPACE

Clean your wall: Before you begin, make sure to wipe down the wall you are going to paint with a clean, damp cloth.

Tape the trim & lay your drop cloth: Tape off all edges that you don’t want to get paint on (trim, baseboard, molding, etc.) with painter’s tape. Make sure you lay down drop cloths to keep from getting any unwanted paint on your floors.

STEP TWO: PAINT YOUR WALL

Fill your paint tray: Using a clean liner, fill with HGTV HOME™by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in GORGEOUS WHITE (SW6049).

Cut in the edges: Dip your clean brush into the paint, coating the bristles. Run the brush along the outer edge of the tape that’s covering the trim, and work your way in onto the wall you are painting (about 3 inches) from all sides and edges.

Roll it: Dip your roller into the paint tray and remove any excess. Roll the paint onto the wall, using the “w” technique. Repeat this back and forth across the wall without lifting the roller until the wall is fully covered, recoating your roller with paint as needed.

STEP THREE: FRAME IT OUT

Mark it off: While your wall is drying, take painter’s tape and mark off corners and sections of each of your frames to create a graphic colorblock effect. (Tip: get creative! Mark off varying sections for each frame.)

Keep it clean: Lay a drop cloth on the floor (or in your yard, if you have one) and place the frames on top. This will be your workspace.

Paint time: Dip a clean brush into your quart of HGTV HOME™by Sherwin-Williams INFINITY® interior paint in BOHEMIAN BLACK (SW6988) and begin painting the selected areas of each frame.

Dry time: Set the frames aside and let dry, about 4-5 hours.

Hang time: Once the wall and frames have completely dried, it’s time to arrange and hang your gallery wall Place each chosen artwork from Artfully Walls in its appropriate frame.

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