Splashing on a fresh coat of paint is the fastest, easiest and cheapest way to refresh your home interiors. Aside from just painting the walls, you can also use them as the room’s accent or décor. With a little artistry and a lot of imagination, your walls can be highlights of the room or the house! Here are some easy DIY wall paint ideas and designs that will instantly transform the wall from humdrum to fabulous. Check these out and get ready for some painting!
1. Random Rectangles
Cool, modern, eye-catching. This easy-to-create wall paint feature will complement your modern home interiors and don’t need creative or artistic skills to complete. Just pick your favourite colour palette and paint away random rectangles in different shades.
2. Nordic Blues
Blue-grey shades are typical of the cool, modern and minimalist interiors of Scandinavian designs. Use several shades of Nordic blues to cover blocks of your wall. Use painter’s tape to achieve clean straight lines.
Perk up a plain white wall with several shades of honeycomb. The randomly placed hexagons create a fun and funky vibe to the room. Use colours that complement the room’s interiors and use – brighter shades for kid’s bedroom, more toned-down for the living room or dining area.
4. Turquoise Ombre
Bring in the bright and cool of the ocean with this turquoise ombre wall paint. Match the colourful wall with sea-themed accents, glass and gold. The light-toned wood flooring works to soften the glare.
5. Gingham Style
Painting squares can’t be that hard! This gingham-inspired wall feature gives the room an idyllic charm and rustic vibe. The key to a successful gingham wall feature is in carefully studying the shades, planning the painting and keeping the lines straight.
6. Grey Diagonals
This is one of the easiest wall paint ideas and designs for an accent wall. Upgrade a blank wall into this sleek and attractive wall accent. Painting a plain grey wall with diagonal lines of different thickness and shades creates a trendy and upbeat vibe. Perfect for modern minimalist homes.
7. Elegant Lines
The headboard wall is the ideal accent wall of a bedroom. This modern bedroom highlighted the wall with a dark shade of peacock green amongst a predominantly white interior. Black thin lines are added to create a modern chic look.
8. Orange Burst
Easily dress up a narrow blank wall with this orange burst paint feature. Take your favourite colour, then create several shades of it by gradually adding white paint. An easy and fun way to add a pop of colour to an otherwise gloomy corner.
9. Vertical Divide
Sleek, modern and creative. Easily upgrade your interiors with this three-tone vertical divide paintwork. The grey shades complement the modern minimalist room, while the perky yellow serves as the accent colour. Add yellow décor pieces to pick up the colour theme.
10. 3D Boxes
Add fun to your room with some 3D wall effect. This three-tone 3D box design is easy to accomplish. Draft the lines and mark the colours so you won’t get confused. Using painter’s tape will hasten the process and ensure straight lines.
11. Circle Ombre
This circle ombre paintwork is perfect for when you just need a fun feature to dress up a blank wall. Draw a huge circle on the wall and divide into several vertical segments. Starting with the original paint colour, paint the middle part. Dilute the paint with white and work your way painting the outer segments. Remove the painters’ tape dividing the sections.
12. Charming Check
Fun, charming, unique. This blue-themed check wall feature complements the coastal home interiors. But you can make your own check design and put in on your wall! Pick your favourite colour and create three more complementary shades to complete your check design.
13. Colourful Geometrics
This bright and colourful geometric design works for homes and is best for rooms where you need a lot of positive energy flowing, like the living room or the family room. Its bright colours are captivating, while the diagonal strokes give the design a dynamic look.
14. Flower Accent
Brighten up a forgettable corner of your home with this charming and fascinating wall flower accent. You can go as bright as you want by using red or orange shades, or as cool as this yellow on grey rose accent.
15. Random Lines
Eliminate blank and boring walls easily with some ingenuity and a free weekend to work on your wall. This enthralling two-tone paint wall accent is fun, modern and original. Its random lines and colour blocking aspect effectively delivers drama and character to the room.
16. Pastel Triangles
Fun, cheerful and bright! One of the most festive wall paint ideas and designs. Pastel triangles on the wall will make you think of confetti, party and excitement. Ideal wall feature for children’s bedroom, the playroom, the family room or even the kitchen!
17. Blended Grey
When you want a plain grey wall, but you also want it to be exciting and unique! This blended grey wall is surely captivating and extraordinary. To achieve the cloud-like effect, use two tones of grey. Paint the lower part of the wall with the darker tone and the top with the lighter one. Use both colours in the middle part, using quick bold strokes to get the blended effect.
18. Cross-stitched Accent
Unique, nostalgic and beautiful. This wall feature will take a lot of painstaking and detailed work to get right. But with the right attention to details and a lot of patience, it is possible. A great surprise or gift of labour for someone who’s into cross-stitching.
19. Paint Drips
You’ll never have to worry about the drips, the overpainting and the mess with this design. Drips are encouraged and the messy result delivers a beautiful and arresting wall feature. For smaller rooms, you can do one layer of paint applied on the top of the wall, right next to the ceiling and dripped randomly.
20. Vertical Stripes
Stripes are classic, neat and a staple in almost any design. Adding some black vertical stripes to a plain white wall will instantly transform it into this chic and elegant wall accent. From a forgettable foyer to a stylish one.
21. Sunset Ombre
Capture the magic of sunset with this incredible sunset ombre wall design. Warm, bright, mesmerising. The key to achieving the seamless ombre wall is the careful blending of colours. Start with sky blue from the top, follow with blush, then with warm honey orange, and end with salmon at the bottom. Blend colours between shades.
22. Blue Mountains
Relaxing, cool and fascinating. Adding a tranquil wall décor such as this blue mountain feature evokes peace and quiet into a room. Best for bedrooms, bath or the music room. Using several shades of blue-green paint, draw and paint the dips and peaks of your mountains. You can even recreate a favoured mountain range!
23. Dividing Diamonds
Adding pizzazz to a plain wall is easy and fun! Instead of abruptly cutting off from one colour to another, transition by adding these dividing diamonds. This wall transitioned from blue to white, and to divide the two blocks of colour, several shades of blue and white diamonds were added in between. Fun, attractive and charming!
24. Prints and Patterns
Sleek, light and neutral. This is the perfect wall accent for the modern minimalist home. Using painters’ tape, divide the wall into triangles. Working with each triangle, randomly paint them with either grey or white, or create different patterns like stripes, fish tales, slants, starts, circles, and whatever you fancy!
25. Connecting Dots
Give your plain white wall a fun upgrade with this dots and lines design. Easy to create but might take you some time to complete. This is easier with a sharpie. Just create random dots a few inches from each, then draw lines to connect the dots.
26. Watercolour Effect
Arresting, creative, unforgettable! Pick some of your favourite colours to use for this colourful wall accent. Diluting acrylic paint with water will give you this fascinating watercolour effect. Keep the rest of the room muted so as not to overwhelm the overall design.
27. Rainbow Wall
Everyone loves rainbows! Adding a cheery rainbow to your home will instantly uplift its mood and ambience. This accent wall highlights a basic rainbow arch on white. The colours more than provide the vividness that the all-white room needs.
28. Bright Colour Blocks
Brighten up a gloomy corner or decorate a blank wall with some blocks of bright colour paint. This plain white section of the house is turned bright and interesting by just adding blocks of red, orange and yellow. Not artistic skills required, just keep your lines straight with the help of painters’ tape.
29. Grunge Watercolour
Don’t be afraid to play with your walls and colours! This grunge watercolour wall speaks of an edgy, free and creative personality. To create the look, use acrylic paint, pick your favourite colour and dilute with water to achieve the fading effect. No rules for this design, just have fun.
30. Origami Accent
Minimalist, colourful, fun. This bright and eye-catching origami wall accent is all you need to perk up a room! Its sleek lines and minimalist design are perfect for the modern minimalist home – just the right amount of colour and fun but without the clutter and fuss.
31. Graded Ombre
Want to do the ombre wall but can’t achieve the seamless blend? Try this graded ombre – the easier and simpler version of the delightful wall paint trick. Instead of going for the seamless, you’ll have to do the transition in segments. Just add colour or dilute the paint as you go from one panel to the next.
32. Dripping Mountains
Striking, colourful, inventive. This streamlined version of the mountains mural is brighter yet more subtle. Using several pastel shades of acrylic, dilute the paint with water to achieve the right drippy consistency. Fill large syringes and carefully work your way making mountain ranges across the wall.
33. Rainbow Splatter
This is another fun project to upgrade a blank wall into something colourful and exciting. Very minimal artistic skills required! Just pick out the colour theme you want; it could be several shades of one colour, a three-colour combi or this explosive rainbow collection.
34. Pastel Geometrics
Charming, understated, elegant. This colourful wall of muted pastel geometrics is easy to create. Using painters’ tape, map the wall out with random shapes, then fill each one with a different pastel colour. Mix some neutral shades with the pretty pastels to get the classy elegant look.
35. Into the Woods
With the right technique, painting a forest on your wall isn’t as hard as you would imagine. This green forest wall accent is easy to create. Start from the top background paint, then work your way down making tree silhouettes and adding more of the dark green paint as you go.
36. Red Grunge Fade
Edgy, fascinating, extraordinary. This rust-red grunge paint wall accent brings in an edgy and vivacious character to the room. The awesome way to disrupt the perfect orderliness of the modern minimalist interiors. After painting a section of the wall, press a wet rug to the newly painted section to create the grungy effect.
37. Hand Drawn Herringbone
Funky and creative, minimalist and attractive. Add a fun and trendy vibe to the room by creating this easy-to-do hand drawn herringbone wall accent. You’ll need a lot of patience working your way across the wall, but the work is simple enough. This is the only time you’re allowed to draw on the wall!
38. Colourful Fish Scales
This fish scales wall paint feature will not only dress up your wall, but it will also bring fun and excitement to the room. Adding some party colours in fun shapes will instantly transform a humdrum wall into this colourful and gorgeous feature. Best for children’s bedroom, the nursery, the family room or even for outdoor hubs.
39. Unfinished Half
This may look like you’ve run out of paint, but it is actually a fun and quirky wall paint feature. This unique wall accent is a great conversation starter and is one of the easiest to accomplish. The streamlined elegant look underlines the fun and creative whimsy of the wall feature.
40. Elegant Minimalist
Some of the best wall paint ideas and designs actually use a sharpie. This elegant and classy wall accent is very easy to achieve! The first step is to paint the wall with a dark shade of colour. Once the paint has dried, use a gold sharpie pen to create the thin elegant lines. Done!
41. Patterned Pastels
Funky, bright, exciting! Eliminate boring walls with some fun pastel prints and patterns. Design patterns and options are endless, just use your imagination! This colourful concoction of dots, shapes and patterns results to an electrifying fun wall.
42. Floral Doodle
Express yourself and showcase your art on your wall! This amazing floral doodle wall feature is elegant and astounding as it is in black and white. You can also opt for the more attention-grabbing finish by adding in colours.
43. Vertical Lines
Subtle, elegant, modern. Adding random vertical lines to your plain wall will instantly give it a more modern and exciting look. The white vertical slants on grey background wall accent give this bedroom a contemporary yet stylish finish.
44. Painted Wood Planks
Love wood planks on your walls but would also like some colour? This painted wood planks wall gives a fascinating, fabulous and unique look to the bedroom. The bright colours instantly uplift the bedroom from mundane to stunning. Highlight the wall feature with some spotlights.
45. Random Curves
In the minimalist trend of neutral colours and straight lines, this accent wall of curves and pastels is a standout. The circles and curves soften the look, while light pastels complement the modern minimalist styling.
Do you have any striking and creative wall paint ideas and designs to add? Why not discuss it on our RenoForum! Also, check out our collection of ingenious backyard home office designs and ideas here.