Before you start, decide on what colors you want to use and how you want your stripe design to look. Will you use stripes just on an accent wall? Or will you carry the stripe motif throughout the whole room? Depending on the room’s size and the existing design elements within the room, you can decide what will look best in your space.
Next, it’s time to choose a color scheme. This is where Satin and Chenille can provide the fun inspiration you need. It’s common to choose two shades of the same color, but you don’t have to limit yourself. For a bolder effect, try contrasting colors that complement one another. Satin and Chenille’s paint colors include “Double Purple”, “Strike a Posey Pink”, and FaBLUEous”.
For a more subtle striping effect, use the same color for the basecoat and the stripes in different finishes. Use an eggshell finish for the basecoat and a semi-gloss for the stripes. If you use this technique, the stripes will be more noticeable when you use a darker color.
You can be more contemporary by using stripes in varying widths. You’ll also need to decide whether you want vertical stripes or horizontal. Striping a room horizontally creates a cozy effect while vertical stripes can make ceilings look taller.