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Two-Toned Painted Rooms


Color-blocked walls keep popping up in my feeds and in magazines. Have you been noticing them, too? I love how the look can add a lot of color to a room without being overbearing, and instantly makes a space feel modern.

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It’s an especially great look for a kids room! This nursery would look so different if it were painted in only the bold color from floor to ceiling. It would be way too intense.

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I love how subtle and sweet the colors are in this one below.  Wouldn’t something like this be fun in Margot’s nursery? The art hanging right on the line is such a great touch!

Jordan Ferney’s beautiful living room is another great example of two-toned subtlety! She nailed the colors in here with that crisp white and the palest of blush on the ceiling.

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And check out this high contrast version. White and deep navy! I love the idea of painting right through the moulding and the doors. Also, it doesn’t hurt that the hardware and lighting are so perfectly unique and modern!

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Continuing the paint line right through the door reminds me of this project featured on One Kings Lane. Such a fun idea for a closet or en suite bathroom door – and it’s so easy to change if you ever get tired of the look! I think the key to pulling this off is painting the main walls in the room a bright, clean white and keep the furniture colors and patterns pretty tame as well.
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If you’re trying to get a similar look with the walls or doors at your house, don’t forget my very best painting trick for getting the most crisp lines possible. It’s a game-changer!
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10 thoughts on “Two-Toned Painted Rooms

  1. I particularly loved the picture with the grey accents and the two toned (blush and white) on the wall (the one with the day bed) and the one with the dark navy straight through the door (gorgeous colour but to dark on it's own so this is a perfect balance). I'm thinking of something like this in my living room. I'm really into greys these days so I'm thinking something really dark with the palest oposite would be lovely!

  2. I love these! This has gotten me inspired to do some painting. Jenny, how many rooms do you think you could do this in? It would be weird in the whole house but I'm having a hard time picking just one room to do it to. But I don't want it to be overkill…

  3. What a fun way to bring some interest into a room! I can't decide what I like better — dark contrast, or light contrast. I love them both! And thank you for linking back to your painting tutorial. I will be needing that!

  4. At first I liked this but then once I got to a certain room it suddenly made me think of a bathroom instead of a bedroom. It really reminded me of how some bathrooms have tile to goes up to a certain point in the wall. I guess this means have to be careful about how it's done, especially the ones with color at the bottom and white on top. But I could be the only one who had this reaction!

  5. I think I like this best when done about 3/4 the way up the wall. Maybe it draws the eye up and makes the room look larger?? The ones that are more evenly divided at the halfway point seem a little choppy to me.

  6. I love the pale blush on the ceiling! I've searched around Jordan's site for the color but I can't find it. Do you have any suggestions, Jenny? I find pale pinks to be the hardest color to get right!

  7. Jenny , you are right. I do notice Two-Toned Painted Rooms in magazines and on blogs. I am a big fan of such walls. This blog was too much interesting to read for me. Thanks for sharing good blogs.

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