HGTV Stars Paint Stripes

Familiar designers show off their favorite ideas for painting stripes in HGTV Magazine . Plus, find detailed instructions for each technique below.
By: Jennifer Berno DeCleene

Photo By: Mark Lund

Photo By: Mark Lund

Photo By: Mark Lund

Photo By: Mark Lund

Photo By: Mark Lund

Photo By: Mark Lund

Photo By: Mark Lund

Photo By: Mark Lund

Photo By: Mark Lund

Photo By: Mark Lund

Ticking Stripes, Meg Caswell

“This classic, preppy stripe reminds me of the awning I had on my store for years. The navy mixes perfectly with upbeat colors and playful dots in a kid’s room.” Paint: (blue) Sailboat and (white) Snow Fall, both by Behr

Ticking Stripes Technique

After painting the entire wall white, tape off stripes that are 1 inch wide and 6 inches wide, following the pattern shown. Fill in the stripes with blue paint. Click here for complete instructions on this look.

Ombré Stripes, Vern Yip

“Stripes ranging from light to dark give a space amazing energy. And they’re a cinch to paint—even in a bathroom.” Selecting five happy-together colors is totally foolproof—just pick from the same paint strip. Paint: (from top) Gratifying Green, Bonsai Tint, Haven, Dill, and Greenfield, all by Sherwin-Williams

Ombré Stripes Technique

Starting from the ceiling, tape off and paint one horizontal stripe at a time. Use five colors from the same paint strip to get an ombré effect, painting the lightest color at the top. Click here for complete instructions on this look.

Multicolored Stripes, Alison Victoria

“I love these vertical stripes! The varying widths and colors help draw your eye upward so the room feels instantly taller—great if you have low ceilings.” Paint these stripes on an entire wall or just part of it—they’re striking either way. Paint: (from left) Delicate White, Rose Pomander, Pomegranate, and Stormy Ridge, all by Pittsburgh Paints

Multicolored Stripes Technique

After painting the entire wall white, randomly tape off stripes of varying widths. To get the look shown, use light coral, dark coral, and dusty blue. Click here for complete instructions on this look.

Alternating Stripes, Sabrina Soto

“Tonal stripes are graphic without being overbearing. That makes them versatile—they’ll work whether your room is contemporary or traditional.” For subtle contrast, alternate a high-gloss purple with a matte purple. Paint: (from top) Purple Essence and Violet Eclipse, both by Olympic

Alternating Stripes Technique

After painting the entire wall light purple, tape off stripes every 12 inches. Paint every other stripe a darker purple. Click here for complete instructions on this look.

Diagonal Stripes, Tiffany brooks

“I’m a fan of a bold entryway. These angled stripes grab your attention, but the neutral colors keep the design from going over the top.” This design is part chevron, part Greek key pattern. Paint: Smoky Charcoal and White on White, both by Glidden

Diagonal Stripes Technique

After painting the entire wall gray, pencil in a row of 16-inch squares across the top. Below that, do another row that’s offset from the row above. Repeat until the wall is filled. In the top left square, tape off 1-inch diagonal stripes. Do the same thing in the adjoining square, but run the tape in the opposite direction. Repeat, alternating the direction of the tape in each square. When the entire wall is taped off, paint it white. Click here for complete instructions on this look.

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