It's been a while since we posted these 10 unconventional ways to paint your space, and in the meantime, we've found even more weird and wonderful ideas for painting outside the box.
Above: Pauline from Petite Passport took these photos of the Hotel Pratik Rambla, in Barcelona. I love the way they've painted the room with what amounts to a giant stripe, which begins at the head of the bed and cascades across the ceiling and all the way down the opposite wall. The room's minimal color palette and the way the stripe cuts across the intricate moldings on the ceiling help to make this especially striking.
Here's a similar notion, from Skona Hem via Desire to Inspire: a stripe painted down the wall to emphasize a single piece of furniture. The best thing about this is that the hutch is painted the same color as the stripe, so the whole thing reads almost like some kind of modern art installation. This would look cool, say, in a white room with a pink stripe, or in an all-white room with a colored stripe. Really, the possibilites are endless.
Much less work, but still very striking: a single stripe painted directly beneath the crown molding. This would also be a great job for washi tape (especially if you're not allowed to paint). From Lolita Magazine via The Rustic Modernist.
Or try painting just the trim, as in this charming entry from Homelife.
You could paint your ceiling — trim and everything — the same color as the walls. For more inspiration:
Or try painting the ceiling in a slightly lighter color. I love the way the ceiling color in this room wraps down the top of the walls, making the ceiling seem to float. Spotted on Elle Decor.
Justina Blakeney came up with this clever way to highlight a vignette with just a little bit of painting.
Turn annoyances (like exposed pipes) into fun, quirky features in your home by picking them out in a bold color. Image from Trendland.
And finally, from Jen & Nate's Upcycled Mix: here's a way to add a bit of color that's sure to make you smile — and that won't be much work at all.