Shape up Your Walls With Geometric Designs
Posted on March 20, 2022
Geometric patterns are a great way to freshen up your home and make a statement. By pulling inspiration from your favorite colors, geometric designs can be used to make a huge impact on the feel and sophistication of a room without paying for wall art! But before you pick up the paintbrush–our expert CertaPro Painters® have a few tips and tricks to help shape up your walls with geometric designs.
Getting Started With Geometric Wall Designs
If you’re considering repainting your interior walls with a fresh coat of paint, you may have turned to Instagram, Pinterest or popular interior design blogs to bookmark some inspiration as a starting point. Photogenic accent walls in homes may have you feeling envious. Those bold geometric patterns of stripes, chevron and color blocking are impressive and leave a lot of people saying, “I wouldn’t even know how to begin to do that.”
Creating a color scheme, knowing what colors would look good together and playing with patterns can feel intimidating for the average homeowner. If you have an idea and a design you love, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t consider incorporating your walls into this idea!
The professionals at CertaPro Painters® are ready for the creative challenge of painting a unique accent wall that is one-of-a-kind. With the right paint colors and attention to detail in scale and proportion––plus a dash of creativity––the finished product will be #homegoals.
“A pattern can make an impactful statement in a room,” says JJ Darr, President of CertaPro Painters® of Indianapolis. of CertaPro Painters®. “It immediately draws your eyes to that wall and becomes a talking point for everyone who sets foot in your home.”
Wallpaper and finicky wall adhesives aren’t the only way to make a statement in an artful way. Dare to be bold with your interior painting project knowing you have a team of professionals on board to help you execute your statement wall.
Find Your Inspiration and Vision
If you’re not an interior designer, adding a creative wall pattern to your home may be entirely outside of your comfort zone. Creating a mood board can help. Start by browsing interior design and painting hashtags to find what you like and don’t like when it comes to paint patterns.
See how other people have styled rooms with creative accent walls. It will help you get a sense of patterns and color combinations that you’re drawn that will work with your own personal style. Saving a few images and paint patterns you like will help communicate your vision to CertaPro Painters® during your personalized color consultation.
Select the Room
When you have a better sense of what geometric designs you like, it’s now time to decide where it will look best in your home. A dazzling geometric wall in a master bedroom can create a dramatic headboard effect, an ombré wall in a bathroom can submerge you into relaxation mode, and bright stripes can add some quirk to your child’s bedroom.
Don’t be shy about choosing a space that all your guests will see. After all, a statement wall is a great conversation piece. Consider using bold colors and geometric paint patterns. This creative design will set your statement wall up nicely. Wherever you decide, visiting company will certainly have some, “I would have never thought of that” envy.
Stay in Proportion
Stripes have been a hallmark pattern in interior design. They make their way onto pillows, rugs, window treatments and bedding. They’ve covered just about every inch of the design world––even walls. They’re so versatile in their ability to mix beautifully with both solids and other patterns. They’re essentially the neutral of the pattern world.
If you’ve decided to introduce stripes onto your walls, proportion is an important design element to keep in mind. The size of your space can help you decide how thick or thin you want your stripes.
Thicker stripes work best in larger rooms where they make a statement but also have just the right amount of subtlety to not feel overwhelming. A good location for this larger-sized pattern would be in the living room.
Thin stripes on a large wall can become overwhelming and make the room look too busy. Too wide of a stripe in a small room can make them lose their impact. Horizontal stripes help guide people’s eyes across a room, while vertical stripes can make a room feel wider and taller. Your CertaPro Painters® team can help you determine how to best play to your room’s strengths and hide its weaknesses.
Color Outside (and Inside) the Lines
Geometric patterns can be bold and modern, bright and whimsical or muted and sophisticated. It all depends on what feeling you want to achieve for the space. A statement wall doesn’t have to be punchy when it comes to color choice, but you will want to choose two complementary colors to form the geometric design.
You can use a color palette of neutrals or muted hues for geometric patterns in rooms, like a bedroom or bathroom, where you may want to relax. If you do want something large and loud, start by selecting one color and then use the color wheel to help determine two or three complementary colors to complete the perfect color scheme.
Your primary color’s first complementary color will be the one directly opposite it on the color wheel. You can find additional complementary colors by selecting the hues just to the left or right of your first complementary color. A CertaPro Painters® color consultant can help you wheel around if you’re feeling overwhelmed.
Bring Patterns into Your Space with CertaPro Painters®
In addition to helping you shape up your walls, the CertaPro Painters® team also offers specialty faux painting services to create textures, styles and effects that would otherwise require building materials.
If you’re looking to add a special spark to your next interior painting project, let CertaPro Painters® walk you through their capabilities. Call 1800-689-7271 or schedule a free estimate to get started!