You will need:
- Dust sheets for covering your fixtures and furniture
- Pencil and a tape measure
- Chalk and a length of string
- Masking tape
- Stirring stick
- Roller and tray
- 2 roller heads
- 1” paintbrush
1. Before you start, lay out a dust sheet so you don’t spill anything on the floor. Use a tape measure and pencil to mark out the width of your stripe at intervals across the wall.
2. Coat two lengths of string with coloured chalk, then tape them along your pencil marks. Ping the strings against the wall to create guiding lines.
3. Remove the string. Apply masking tape along the inside edges of the chalk lines so that a strip of your existing wall colour will be left intact.
4. Using a roller, paint the top half of the wall in your first colour, taking the paint just over the edge of the tape.
5. Change to a new roller head, then paint the bottom of the wall in your second colour choice.
6. When the paint is dry, carefully peel away the masking tape. Step back and admire your beautiful horizon line.
Why stop at 2 colours?
If you want to get really creative with your colour block wall, there’s no reason you have to stop at two colours. Colour blocking works really well with five or even six colours too.
Try painting in vertical stripes for a really vibrant look and experiment with the way different colours go together. For example, you could start with a pink and a red such as Pink Prose and Dynamite Red at one end, and blues like Pen Friend and Open Sky at the other – divided in the middle by two neutral shades like White Cotton and Spiced Honey.