Paint On Drama With Color Blocking

Color Block Mountain Screen from Craftzine

Craft on-line magazine just featured a video tutorial with a painting technique that any non-artist can do. The best part is, this gradient paint method requires only two paint colors combined to create varying tints and maximum impact. Paint a canvas for your very own modern art, apply graduated stripes to a staircase, or create a monochromatic mountain screen like the one above. The options are endless!

Paint Swatch Wall from Curbly

Still afraid of taking paintbrush in hand? Okay, then. . . try this overindulgence of paint samples. Color block an entire area by sticking paint swatches on a wall in a graduated rainbow of color. If that’s too much, just take the same idea and apply it to a smaller surface like a sheet of matte board displayed as art.

Color Blocked Bookcase from Apartment Therapy

You see the color blocking concept in everything from textiles to bookcases which add bold, graphic impact to a room. Whether it’s one pillow or a whole wall done in color blocks, the effect is always modern and somehow “organized”. And really, who couldn’t use a little more visual organization?