There is no reason to limit yourself to the walls to paint your house. The ceilings and floors also need attention. Now, you can paint all these elements within the limits that mark the corners, as usual or try different ways of applying color to differentiate your house and make it much more original. Do you like to get out of the established norm? These original painted walls will help you do it.
Original painted walls that go up to the ceiling
1- White and Turquoise
There is a wall of a different color in many rooms that contrasts with the dominant tone. You can have the house painted white and a wall in gray or any other color. How about continuing with that color and painting the ceiling as well? This option is no longer so seen.
2- Four Corners
Painting the ceiling is already a significant change to break the monotony in a classic room, but it will be much more important if you leave the four corners and continue painting the upper part of the wall. In the image that we show you, a wooden frieze delimits the color and is very well integrated with the decoration. If you do not like how it looks with this frieze, only with paint will you achieve the same effect?
Color change to frame a window
3- Brown Window
Painting a part of the room in a darker color gives a feeling of intimacy so that this technique will look great in a bedroom or a room, delimiting a reading or relaxation corner. It is an excellent way to separate environments within the same space. Here, too, the light is not reduced because the duller tone coincides with the window’s position, and the light continues to reflect on the rest of the white walls.
4- White Frame
The above image is of one of the rooms of the Hotel Praktik Rambla in Barcelona, in which they have sought the opposite effect to that of the previous image. The walls and ceiling are white, but they are crossed by a massive stripe of black paint that goes from the bed’s headboard to the ceiling and down the opposite wall. Everything in the way is painted the same color, from the moldings to the wall sconces.
Painted walls that go down to the ground
5- Staircase Area
Painting the floors entails a greater daring, but the greater the risk, the result can be more spectacular. In this staircase, the blue paint on the wall goes down to the ground for each step. Doesn’t it remind you of a waterfall? Remember that the same paint you use for the walls does not have to be suitable for the floor, so the best option is to choose a brand that works the same colors in different varieties of paint.
6- In the Corridor
The ceilings, walls, and floor are the same tones in the corridor that we show you, creating a very original effect. If the chosen color were white, it would not have caught our attention so much, but with black, it is something else. We like the idea of an office or a store. If you want to apply it in your home, it can work well in a hallway with slightly less dramatic color.
The original painting that highlights the architecture
7- Creative Paint
With paint, you can simulate baseboards, cornices, draw the walls’ contours as they have done in the above example, or even paint the existing ones. As a result, the rooms will appear framed with very graphic lines. Do you dare to try?
8- Highlight the Thresholds
In the same way, you can highlight the thresholds of your house. Outside, you have undoubtedly seen many times that a different color is usually applied around windows and doors to frame them or to do it with stone or brick. Here, the idea has been taken indoors, and this frame’s width has been increased. At the entrance to a hallway or at the front door of your house, bringing the paint from the outside to the inside will make it stand out.
Drip effect walls
9- Black Drip Effect
The best thing about the above idea is that you don’t have to be very careful with the painting to be able to copy it, although the result will always be somewhat random. Choose contrasting colors and paint with the brush well loaded with paint, dropping strategic streaks. It’s not to everyone’s taste, but the effect is sure to turn heads. Advice? Avoid that the dripping color is red. We do not want your house to look like a crime scene.
10- Paint with Multiple Colors
To achieve the next wall, you will need paint of various colors, syringes, and a perfect hand. Fill the needles with the paint at the top of the wall, press slowly so that the stain comes out smoothly. This multicolored effect looks excellent in the rooms of the little ones!
The painting that plays with the existing furniture
11- Shelf with geometric drawings
In the same way that painting can help us highlight our house’s architecture, we can use it to highlight the furniture. This simple shelf is much more colorful with the geometric drawings on the wall, originality to power!
12- Use darker paints in the kitchen
As we do not forget the practical aspect, you can use darker paint in kitchens without tiles in the area closest to the countertop. It will help you hide stains and differentiate spaces. They have finished the painting in the next kitchen in a pretty original way since it coincides with open shelves.
Original walls with vertical stripes
13- Navy Blue strip with white
The above idea helps you make your wall decoration more visible with strips of color that serve as a background for your paintings or ornaments. Thus, they appear framed in a color that contrasts with the predominantly white and directs attention to the elements you want to highlight.
14- Combo of yellow and black
What if, using a strip of paint, you continue on the wall with the color of a piece of furniture? The proposal here seems somewhat radical, mainly because of the chosen colors, but that is not why it should be ruled out. Imagine it with a combination of white and light gray, or even a more striking color without reaching black. What now seems more accessible?
15- Unfinished-looking brush stroke
In the two previous options, the painting appears combined with other elements, but it is the protagonist on its own in the following. Simulate a large, unfinished-looking brush stroke on your wall in a color that you like, thus achieving a very economical and striking decoration.
Walls with horizontal stripes
16- Horizontal Stripes near the open door
We continue with more stripes, but in this case, horizontal. The most observant will have noticed that the carpet seen through the open door is the same color as the stripes on the wall. With this perspective, the lines are not interrupted even when the door is honest, impressive!
17- Combo of peach and black
No less spectacular is the following example, but above all because of the chosen color combination. A separate line of the same color is added to the painted plinth to modernize it.
Walls painted with lines
18- Stripes with a mixture of colors
Lines and more lines fill this very original bedroom wall. The slightly rough finish of the horizontal stripes and the mixture of colors give the painting on this wall a fun touch. A laser level will be your ideal ally if you prefer perfect lines.
19- Minimalist Touch
And for those looking for a minimalist room… the above idea is perfect. The bedroom base is the same (white walls, white furniture, and white ceilings), but the effect achieved is very different. Two simple lines that intersect on the walls add a touch of color to the space so that it is not dull.
Original wall “dipped” in paint
20- Wall and Furniture
How we would like to leave the most spectacular trends for last! The ‘dip and dye’ technique, which we have already talked about other times and of which we even have a tutorial, has gotten out of hand in this proposal. Here, the wall has been painted, skirting board included, but the paint has reached the furniture and half of the frame. Can you imagine it in your house? It is difficult for us, but it seems like an excellent idea for a cafeteria or a store.
If these ideas seem too daring for your home, modify the colors to achieve a more discreet result. The trick is always to choose the right paint color for each space!