Geometric Painting Ideas

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The brushstrokes themselves have as much to do with the boldness of your style as the shapes and colors.

The decor style of your home is an extension of your own personality. Using geometric shapes on your walls is a bold statement, but it is not necessarily harsh. Choose the colors that you like best that coordinate with each other and your furnishings. Use different techniques to attain the best results for your own personal style.

  1. Masking Tape Shapes

    • Paint your wall a light, neutral color and let it dry. Tape a double strip of masking tape around the edges of the wall as a border. Make designs on the wall with masking tape, then use a paint roller to paint the entire wall, over the tape, in a darker color. Allow the paint to dry, then remove the all of the tape to reveal your geometric designs and border in the lighter color. Try forming a repeating pattern with your masking tape. Make symmetrical designs on either side of a center point on each wall for a striking effect.

    3-D Shapes in Trim

    • Purchase extra pieces of wall trim and paint them the same color as any trim already on your walls. Form a grid on the wall with the trim, extending the new trim out from the existing trim on the walls to connect it. Make any shapes you desire, though, squares will be easiest. Once the trim is attached to the wall, cover it in painter's tape and paint the insides of the shapes in colors of your choosing. Remove the tape after the paint has dried.

    Wall Mosaic

    • Create a mosaic of colorful triangles on one wall. Paint the wall a light or neutral color and allow it to dry. Tape three inches of masking tape on each edge of the wall, creating a border. Place strips of varying widths of masking tape on the wall from one edge to another edge at all angles. Make a sporadic pattern by placing strips connecting the top edge to the bottom edge, the bottom edge to the right and left edges and the top edge to the right and left edges. When you finish taping, you should have a large design of small triangles of differing sizes and orientations filling up your wall. Paint each triangle in a color different from the colors of all of the triangles it touches. Allow the paint to dry, then remove the tape to reveal your wall mosaic.

    Solid Stripes

    • Thick, horizontal stripes portray a geometric feel while remaining simple in design. Use at least two paint colors when making large stripes. Divide a wall into quarters with light, horizontal pencil lines. Cover the trim with masking tape, and place one strip of masking tape on top of the pencil line closest to the floor. Paint between this masking tape and the bottom trim on the wall, remove tape and let it dry. Place a piece of tape on top of this bottom stripe. Cover the top edge but do not overlap to the unpainted part of the wall above it, as you will be painting over this next. Place another strip of tape on top of the next highest pencil mark. Paint between the masking tape strips in a different color than you used for the bottom stripe, remove tape and let it dry. Repeat this process going upward until your wall is covered in different colored, geometric stripes.

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