This trend will make your wall and your home more stylish than ever.
One of the great trends in decoration that we had left behind is the two-color walls, however, this 2021 we will see its return with new, more modern versions.
Whether with opposite or similar tones, two-color walls offer a great variety of designs since there are no rules. It is simply a matter of seeing which one best suits the space you want to renovate.
Therefore, we share everything you need to know about the return of the two-color walls.
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What styles exist within the two-color walls?
In the design of two-color walls, there are no rules, which allows a great variety of designs to existing. However, the most common ways are:
Upper and Lower
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This trend is perhaps the most popular since it consists of dividing the wall horizontally into halves, that is, upper and lower. It is best to use a dark tone in the lower part, and a light tone in the upper part. Thus, you will achieve contrast with the furniture and will not affect the lighting.
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Another trend for two-color walls is vertical stripes, either in bright, light, or even black and white colors to give a chic touch to the space. To achieve this effect, the stripes may or may not be the same thickness, as long as these differences are consistent.
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Another way to have two-color walls is to choose two contrasting tones, to paint two continuous walls with each tone. Thus, a striking visual effect is created, with a great style.
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This trend can be difficult to achieve, however, faded effect walls can be considered as bi-color. The difference is that instead of having an abrupt change in tone, it looks more subtle.
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Unlike the two-tone walls in the middle, this trend does not have measures, that is, the wall can be divided horizontally, leaving the lower part higher than the upper part or vice versa The key is to use tones that contrast with the furniture and decoration, usually white and some other.
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In this style, creativity is the key to achieving a spectacular effect. You can use diagonal stripes, zigzag, or any figure that denotes the contrast of the two-color wall.
What shades to use on two-color walls?
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Since there are no rules for two-tone walls, you can use whatever shades you want. However, there are some tips to achieve a visual effect that is pleasing to the eye:
A good option is to use white at the top and a strong tone at the bottom, such as green, blue, or gray. The same works for vertical stripes, use white with another contrasting shade. Also, you can use a white tone in the upper part and a light tone in the lower part, to give more light to the space.
Same color in different shades
Another way is to use the same shade, for example, green, blue, gray, or pink, in different shades. The upper part should be the strongest, and the lower part should be lighter so as not to take away the luminosity.
Another option is to use contrasting colors, such as yellow and gray, pink and blue, green and blue, pink and purple, brown and beige, or pink and gray.
What are the steps to paint a two-color wall?
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Whether horizontal or vertical stripes, the steps to paint a two-color wall are:
- Define the tones that go best with the space in question.
- Measure and mark where you want the two colors to meet on the wall.
- Apply the lighter shade with the help of a roller and wait for it to dry completely.
- Tape down straight to mark the division of the stripes.
- Apply the darkest shade, taking care not to overstep the adhesive tape.
- Once the paint is dry, remove the tape to observe the contrasting tones of the stripes.