Looking for an easy way to add a little color to a room, play around with contrast and do it all in a way that will save time and use less paint than covering all the walls of a room? Try out the half and half painting trick, where you splash color in a controlled way on the top or bottom section of a room. Here are ten photos showing how fabulous this idea can make just about any room look.
And don't worry about trying to find the mathematical center of a wall — this look works anywhere you put the dividing line.
Pictured above: A pink a couple of color steps above pale lengthens the height of this bedroom and warms up the space right where it counts. Spotted on homelife.com.au.
A creative space is made even more colorful with a half and half mix of light blue and white. Spotted on Paper & Stitch.
This nursery goes a little more 60/40 with color, this time placing the color yellow on the top portion of the room. Via Petit & Small.
A bold and spicy red might be too much if it splashed all the way to the ceiling, but in this room spotted on House to Home, a less-than-half bottom band is just right.
In Eden's Teal Treasure, teal creeps up the wall, meeting white before it hits the ceiling, making for an exciting space.
More pink in a bedroom spotted on Pinecone Camp.
If black over the entire wall seems like too much, consider grounding a living room with some black on the bottom half of a room. Seen on vtwonen.
Kitchens also look great with a black bottom half. Via IKEA.
Who says the contrast has to be insanely intense? A light gray working with white works well in an entryway spotted on SF Girl By Bay.
Navy blue brings in half the drama in this bedroom vignette spotted on SF Girl By Bay.
Have you rocked the half and half look in a room before? Tell us what colors you went with!