Half Painted Walls

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2016 is almost here and so are next year’s trends! Today’s spotlight trend is on the half painted wall or rather its trendier cousin, the half painted blurred line wall. The blurred line wall looks unfinished, even messy in some cases, like you halted painting mid-wall. It’s a great illusion to make ceilings look higher and give your home a fresh, young feel. We rounded up our favorite examples of this trend of half painted walls (and it’s not just for modern homes!).

Half Painted Walls

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Wake up on the sunny side in this cheerful bedroom! Here, the blurred line wall is irregular but still keeps a relatively clean line. If you’re thinking about trying this trend and not ready to go all in just yet, this is a great way to ease into it. With this interpretation of the trend, the key is to keep decor clean and minimalist so it doesn’t distract from the line. In this room, we also love how the yellow serves as a headboard for the bed.

Half Painted Walls

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We love this room! The reversed light and dark colors play a trick on your eye. When you first look at this wall, it’s hard to decide if the grey is coming down the wall or the white is going up. The result is chic, unfinished and clean. We think this color pairing would be great for an office.

Half Painted Walls

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What a fabulous color! This traditional sitting room is absolutely striking in teal. With this bright color, it highlights the white mirror and chest of drawers and adds a playful feel to an otherwise traditional sitting room. The blurred lines here are carried almost to the top of the wall, giving the visual effect of moulding. We love the unfinished edge the lines give to an otherwise buttoned up room.

Half Painted Walls

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What romance! The blurred lines here give this shabby-chic bedroom a relaxed, undone feeling. Here, the placement of the line at the top of the four-poster bed raises the room’s focal point and highlights the high ceilings. We love the neutral color palette with blue and pink accents, which give the room a soft, feminine touch (and also incorporates Pantone’s colors of 2016 — rose quartz and serenity).

Half Painted Walls

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Like the line but not the blur? For the Type As among us, there’s always the option to do a half-painted wall with a straight line. It still accentuates the high ceiling and is on-trend, just without the irregularity of a blurred wall. Take inspiration from the room above and put your dark color on top and white below — it’s unexpected and beautiful with bead board, like what is shown here.

So what do you think? Are you willing to try this trend? Do you have a room you think it works best for? Tell us!

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