In Portugal it is traditional to render the bottom half of walls in wood. I have played with tradition and painted part of the walls instead. Shocking pink seems very bright, but when you only paint parts of the wall it makes a great backdrop for furniture. Graca, homeowner featured on Ikea Family Live
What do you think? Love it or leave it? My eyeballs are loving the breath of freshness and added layer of interest “painting outside the lines” brings to these rooms. Pulling the paint color down from the ceiling or wrapping paint around a door, showcases the use of paint in an unexpected way which is fun and tasteful.
According to Remodelista, the wall in the last photo exemplifies a traditional French painted half-wall. What’s old is new again or a classic look never gone out of fashion? Either way, it’s very cool.
Are you trying to figure out which room in your home will receive a new paint job? Can I entice you with a couple of gallons of paint?
Purchase your paint at Hirshfield’s and save your receipt. Send a before and after photo of your room rocking a half-painted wall and Hirshfield’s will refund half of your paint purchases. Just kidding, we’ll refund the full amount. The first one to submit their B&A photos will be declared the winner! One winner and one winner only.
P.S. Make certain to click on the sourcing links to catch all the great half-wall images.