A simple paint change in our Master Bathroom, added light to the room & depth to the walls. Just the look I was wanting! Our bathroom was too dark, we only get direct morning light. The dark forest green wall behind the sunken tub didn't help. The off white marble tiles have dark green veins, along with dark green diamond tiles for insets. I needed to keep some green in the room....
The Marbled Look:
1. I left the Dark Forest Green paint
2. Sponged a light Tan over the top..(It looked horrible!)
3. I then sponged a light cream over the top of the 2 colors! (Yikes still ugly!)
4. Then...I used a plastic cup with WATER in it & a paint brush (2 1/2 inches wide) with a touch of cream paint on it. Then I dipped the brush in the water cup and white washed the walls in a swirl and swiping motion. I worked in small patches. Blending the edges of the last patch as I worked quickly. The secret is to not use too much paint or water. You don't want it running down the walls in streaks! Blend, Swirl & Sweep....Repeat...blending over the previous sponged area and the current blending area until all of the wall is finished. (AWE....Much better...I love it!) Perfect!!!
The last step gives you the marbled look. It lets the veins of the darker paints show through, yet they have a light white-wash over the top to soften and blend the colors. At different times of the day, depending on the light, the marbled wall seems to subtly change color & depth. I love it...Just what I wanted.
Simply Marbled Walls with Style...