Category Archives: Painting Stripes

Ideas For Painting Stunning Stripes


Colorful wall patterns always have a way of bringing tons of personality into a space.   Although it takes a little patience, stripes are one of the easiest patterns to paint, and the results can be simply stunning.




Vertical stripes will make a room’s ceiling appear higher while horizontal stripes will visually widen a room.  Horizontal lines will also give your space a more contemporary feel.




{In this photo, the wall is covered with fabric.  From archiexpo}

If ‘high-energy’ is what you want, it’s OK to use several colors.  The result could be electrifying, so you may want to reserve this treatment for one focal wall.


Of course, painting the walls is not the only way to bring colorful stripes into your space.  You can also look for a great area rug, furniture pieces or lighting fixtures.




{Love this lampshade!  From littlephant}

{What a great way to spruce up a boring, white ceiling fan!  From inmyownstyle}

A few more:

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There are so many different ways to express yourself with stripes, and the good news is, this pattern is classic and timeless. It will never feel dated.

CLICK HERE for instructions on how to paint stripes.

Colorful Painted Stripes

This colorful space is not only a lesson in patience {tons of taping-off I’m sure}, but it demonstrates how color can be creative as well as re-created…


…In this boy’s room, designer Karen Harris used the striped lamp shades as inspiration for the painted wall treatment.  The colorful stripes fill this room with loads of energy and excitement, but I also appreciate the red space above the headboard and the white bedding, as these two elements help to quiet down all of the action.  Love it!

photo from purecontemporary