How To Paint Geometric Shapes

What's your angle?

A home office can set the tone for effectiveness,inspiration and even straight up day-dreaming. Turnan average space into extraordinary one by paintinggeometric shapes. Of course, geometric shapes can work well in any room, let your creativity be the judge!

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Estimated Time

A weekend
You should allow
a weekend to paint
an entire room.

Materials

Here's what you're going to need:

  • PAINT
  • DROP
    CLOTHS
  • PAINTER’S
    MASKING TAPE
  • MINI PAINT
    ROLLERS
  • PAINT
    TRAY
  • STEP
    LADDER
  • PENCIL
  • MEASURING
    TAPE

Steps

  1. Prepare the walls using Taubmans 3 in 1, Pure Performance, or Easy Coat Prep. Check out the Taubmans ‘How to Prepare a Wall Video’ for a step by step guide.
  2. We’ve chosen a blue & green palette which are fantastic for a study. They promote concentration, introspection and calm, and we’ve thrown in a splash of orange for energy and communication.
  3. We suggest trialling your colour combinations on your computer, cardboard or a small canvas first, to see how your design works before painting.
  4. Mask out the edges of your shapes, making sure you start with a straight edge first - use a level if you need. Of course, if you’re butting your design up to the edge of the wall this won’t matter.
  5. Your angular lines can be taken anywhere you want, and if you would like more colours, just tape in more angles. Play around until you’re happy with the overall design & layout before you paint.
  1. Now it’s time to add some colour! You’ll need to paint in stages, because the initial section needs to dry before you remove the tape and reapply it to the edge of the section just painted. Always start from a centre section and work outwards.
  2. When reapplying the tape, take your time laying it over the other colour so that the edge of the colours butt up together perfectly. Don’t rush this stage! You’ll need two coats for each colour, allowing 2 hours for each coat to dry.
  3. Now it’s time to style! Select your decorative accents based on your colour palette to tie the whole colour scheme together. Take inspiration from magazines, homewares stores, or research the latest trends online. Have fun with this part, and make it a space you’ll want to see every day!
  4. SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? LET’S GO PAINT!

Sample Palettes

  • PINPOINT
    FLAX FLOWER
    CASANOVA

  • FIRECRACKER
    CASANOVA
    ASH VIOLET

  • ROSITA
    BOARSKIN
    GREYLOCKS

  • SIERRA NIGHT
    BLACK FLAME
    GOANNA

  • ROYAL INDIGO
    LILAC RAPTURE
    SOMBRERO TAN

  • PADDINGTON
    SILKY SATIN
    PEAR TREE

  • CHOCOLATE MOUSSE
    ZIRKON
    HEDONIST

  • BLUE APPEAL
    ZIRKON
    TAWNY PLUM

  • WINTER MIST
    SEA LORD
    CANYON PINK

  • CATALINA GREEN
    CRANAPPLE
    COOL MELON

  • EBB-N-FLOW
    GRAPE NECTAR
    SCOTCH LILAC

  • NOCTURNE SHADE
    FIRETHORN
    DAYLIGHT

  • DARK GREEN VELVET
    PADDINGTON
    PALISADE ORCHID

  • JERICHO JADE
    BLUE INK
    MOUNTAIN STREAM

  • CHASM
    TENDER KISS
    GREEN THUMB