Wall Stripes Painting with 7 Simple Steps

Looking for horizontal striped wall paint ideas? We’ll show you the easy way to paint stripes to suit your space…

We all know that a new paint color can completely transform a tired old room. But by painting stripes on walls, that effect is intensified. It’s a way to introduce a whole palette of inspiring colors and create a graphic effect that makes an unforgettable statement worthy of a top interior designer. It’s an easy look to achieve with our simple step-by-step guide.

How to paint stripes on your wall - you will need:

  • A tin of each of your chosen paint colors

  • A roller and tray

  • Measuring tape

  • Pencil

  • Ball of string

  • Chalk

  • Masking tape

  • Paint brushes

  • Scissors

    Looking for more inspiration for how to paint stripes on a wall? Explore the beautiful horizontal striped wall paint ideas in these stunning rooms…

    A striped wall paint idea using playful tones to energize the room


    The horizontal stripes are a bold way to bring color into a room and make a real statement in your home. Choose bright but offbeat shades like intense powder pink and mustard yellow, tempered by the soothing tones of Colour of the Year 2020, Tranquil Dawn 45GY55/052. This scheme mixes regular stripes at the top of the wall with a solid band of color on the lower wall, to increase the playful effect. Colorful accessories complete this look.

    Which colours?
    50YY 51/519
    45GY 55/052
    10YR 67/100

    How to paint stripes on a wall for a fun yet sophisticated look


    This serene space is warmed by tones of terracotta pink, soft coral and mustard yellow while a striped monochrome rug adds impact to the mix.

    Which colours?
    45GY 55/052
    30GY 88/014
    50YR 36/263

    Painting stripes on walls to create an intense and moody atmosphere


    This restful bedroom shows the benefits of being bold with color to make an unusual but beautiful statement. The walls are divided into three stripes of varying widths to reference the idea of a picture rail. A rich navy covers most of the wall, with lush green to the top bordered by a defining stripe of Colour of the Year 2020, Tranquil Dawn 45GY 55/052.

    Sumptuous fabrics combined with accessories in the colors of jewels and precious metals create a bedroom that’s perfect for decadent daydreams.

    Which colours?

    Painting stripes on walls for a tranquil and airy look


    In this calming nursery, tonal stripes in the palest neutral shades create a mood that's simple and serene without being dull. Using softest blue on the lower wall and colour of the year Tranquil Dawn 45GY 55/052 above. Warm woods and cosy throws in complementary colours comlete the look.

    Which colours?

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