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color block |
I am so excited to share how a gallon of paint transformed the accent walls and niches in our house. And, to stay on trend painting an accent wall is now called a color block application.
We were so psyched when we updated our home’s interior paint colors. We transformed our walls from the dark browns of the mid 2000’s to a shade of grey. Here is a before and after of our family room; the epicenter of the house for lounging and channel surfing. After reviewing the shutters that blocked a beautiful Colorado view and painting the walls Revere Pewter by Ben Moore the results were amazing. And, our neighbors were impressed.
I loved the grey walls for a few months and then I got a little bored with the blank canvas. I had previously painted our kitchen island and loved it as an accent color.
Hale Navy |
So while my husband was away for an annual college guys’ ski trip I got to work with the accent wall in our family room. This accent wall is more of a niche; set into the space above the fireplace and television. It has a custom mantel above it and that became my scaffolding to paint the arched niche.
Seriously… standing on a ledge that is less than 20 inches deep was a combination of stupid and stressful. Thankfully, my determination outweighed my fear. And, thankfully, my weight did not outweigh the mantel!
I love the end result of the color block in this niche. In fact, with the success of this niche. I knocked out two smaller accent niches that only required a step ladder to paint.