This post originally appeared in Martha Stewart.
One way to dress up a room is to hang art. Another? Transform a plain wall into a gorgeous installation. This subtle ombré technique is actually quite simple (a slightly imperfect flow looks more interesting and organic anyway). Start at the top with the deepest of three graduated shades, finish with the lightest, and blend for a stunning result.
The only tricky part of this project is choosing one color - and its two neighboring shades - that you love. We used Behr, in Stolen Kiss, Cherubic, and Pink Quartz.
3 paint rollers and roller covers
Paint in three shades (amount depends on the size of your wall)
3 paint trays
Paint mixing craft sticks
Tape off the wall using painter's tape. Spread the drop cloth on the floor. Fit each roller frame with a cover. Pour each paint into its own tray.
Cover a roller in the lightest color paint and use it to coat the entire wall.
Roll a second roller into the darkest color paint and, using a ladder if needed, add an 18-inch stripe of it at the top of the wall. Use the third roller to add an 18-inch stripe of the...