10 More Unusual Ways to Paint Your Space

10 More Unusual Ways to Paint Your Space

Nancy Mitchell
Sep 30, 2014
(Image credit: Petite Passport)

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.

(Image credit: Petite Passport)

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.

(Image credit: Skona Hem)

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.

(Image credit: Lolita Magazine)

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.

(Image credit: Homelife)

Or try painting just the trim, as in this charming entry from Homelife.

(Image credit: Elle Decor España)

You could paint your ceiling — trim and everything — the same color as the walls. For more inspiration:

(Image credit: Elle Decor)

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.

(Image credit: Justina Blakeney)

Justina Blakeney came up with this clever way to highlight a vignette with just a little bit of painting.

(Image credit: Trendland)

Turn annoyances (like exposed pipes) into fun, quirky features in your home by picking them out in a bold color. Image from Trendland.

(Image credit: Elle Interior)

Play up the intimacy of a small room (or a little nook) by painting just a portion of the space in a darker color. From Elle Interior, via Desire to Inspire.

(Image credit: Abby Cook)

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.

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