Pattern + color: painted accent walls

Interior wall with projected pattern painted on
Accent wall from two apartments ago. I used a projector and chalk pencil to get the pattern in place, then painted it freehand.
My living room currently

I’ve been thinking about painting a patterned accent wall in the work-lounge (living room) of my apartment, so I’ve been looking through pictures of what I’ve done in other places.

One thought is to create pattern similar to the leaves on that Marimekko curtain, and paint it on the wall behind the Queen Anne. Not in white, but in a shade just a bit lighter than the wall color, or in varying degrees of lightness to mimic sunlight filtered through leaves. Subtle.

Another idea: cast shadows of the palm plant with a bright light, trace them with a chalk pencil, then paint them just a shade darker than the wall. I don’t know; I’m just thinking out loud. I may rather repaint my kitchen first.

Following are more images of fancy walls.

stencil painted wall
My kitchen, three apartments ago; this was done part wit stencil, and part freehand.
Interior striped wall
Striped walls of bedroom, three apartments ago.

Interior painted wall
The striped and wainscot-painted wall of my current dining room.
Three apartments ago: my French / New Orleans inspired bathroom, all black and white
Three apartments ago: a French / New Orleans inspired bathroom, all black and white
In my previous apartment, I painted this whimsical flourish on the wall of my office— projector and chalk pencil; freehand painting.
In my previous apartment, I painted this flourish on the wall of my office— projector and chalk pencil; freehand painting.

Below are some nice bits of inspirado from a Google image search of pattern painted walls. These images make me want to edit my living room, strip away  some of the stuff!  My apartment has gradually gathered more and more; this one of the dangers of being in the same space for six years. wallpatterns-1wallpatterns-2

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