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We Love This Monochrome Gradient Feature Wall

Say hello to your new DIY project.

Fair warning: “You’re going to need some serious patience for this project,” laughs PlaidFox Studio’s Ben Leavitt, who painted this geometric gradient of greys on the wall of a client’s new nursery. But if you take the time to reproduce his bold pattern, you’ll be rewarded with a one-of-a-kind feature wall that’s a perfect fit and scale for your space.

How to Get the Look:

1. Test the sample colours together on the wall to make sure they work together.

2. Draw out the grid pattern with a pencil and ruler before taping with FrogTape. (Designer tip: smooth out the tape with a plastic scraper or credit card so the painted edges are completely crisp.)

3. Once the prep work is done, it’s time to get painting. “We work from the centre of the wall and work outward to avoid an overly repetitious pattern,” explains Leavitt. The lightest part of the pattern here is the centre, which is exactly eye level and keeps the space from feeling too dark. “It gives the room a feeling of grandness.”

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