To paint a geometric wall pattern

A wall tattoo is a single and partial wall design style. A full-surface pattern more strongly characterizes the entire room atmosphere. Vertical, diagonal, vertical and round lines dominate spaces. In addition to pure jewelry effect, you can also influence optically desired perceptions such as the height and width of the room or room.

Basic forms and figures for pattern formation

A pattern is a drawing structure that has recurring elements. Unlike representational images, the geometric figures are abstract. As figures or geometric instruments and ideas are available:

  • Straight lines and dashes
  • Curved lines and lines
  • Rectangles including squares
  • Circles and dots
  • Ellipses and ovals
  • Three- and polygons
  • Checks and grid
  • Diamonds and honeycombs
  • drops

Colors and contrasts

To create a pattern, at least two colors must be deleted. In this case, either different tones of the same color as gray are possible or two or more colors on the wall.

When combining the colors, complementary colors and the psychological effect of colors should be considered. When choosing which colors are used and combined, the interior design style and the position of the wall also play a role. Floors, hallways and stairwells usually have mostly "bare" walls. Wall patterns make up the sole interior design. In living rooms, curtains, furniture and home accessories partially complement and obscure the walls.

Mark and draw

Patterns live from their precision. Oblique and unwanted deviations or imperfect parallels destroy the overall impression permanently and sustainably when you paint yourself. Unlike the wall design in wiping technique disturb random patterns.

As a tool, therefore, extensive tools should already be available for marking and drawing:

  • Measuring instruments such as tape measure, folding rule, spirit level, protractor
  • If necessary, a perpendicular for perpendicular alignments
  • Rulers or long straight wooden or metal strips
  • Protractor and angle made of wood or metal
  • Pencils and sharpeners
  • If necessary, circle

Ideally, the pattern is sketched on a sheet and the dimensions of all the lines to be set are entered. The design is then converted to scale and transferred to the wall as a thin drawing.

For recurring smaller items such as circles or other geometric shapes, making a template made of cardboard or a wall stamp can be very helpful.

Masking and work steps

The order of the procedure must be planned carefully, depending on the pattern. The work steps are based on the color selection and the shapes. Generally speaking, working from top to bottom is beneficial. When a background color with the largest percentage of area exists, it is often best to apply it completely and apply the pattern after drying.

If several different color patches are filled, the masking should be as imaginary "layers" as possible, which are each organized in coherent work steps. Rounded edges and lines can be masked with cardboard templates.

Tips & Tricks

Balance between colorfulness and pattern structure. The more intense the colors you use, the more "intrusive" will be the wall and the pattern.

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