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So even if you’re still debating with your friends about the correct pronunciation of ombre, you’ll both agree on this – it looks good. From hair to the walls of your living room, bedroom or dining room, the ombre effect is an eye catcher.

Here are six easy steps to create your own ombre look at home:

1. Measure and mark your wall

Select a wall in your space that will be the focal point of the room and mark off the points where you want to blend your colors. Since this effect has a very organic feel to it, your vertical measurements and blend points do not have to be exact.

2. Select your color palette

Choose two or three colors and gather your materials. When picking your colors, select ones that are closely related. You will want to choose a light, medium and dark color. This will help create a more natural look on your blend points.


3. Apply your first color

For a tricolor look, start in the middle of the wall and apply the paint with a roller. Make multiple passes over this area with the roller to ensure that paint is evenly applied. You do not have to extend the paint exactly to the boundaries of the middle section. In fact, it will look more natural if you don’t.

4. Mix your colors

Use a paintbrush to mix in some of the lighter color paint in the same tray that your medium color paint is in. Don’t overpour the lighter paint, you can always add more to reach your desired color.

5. Blend colors

Using a dry brush, apply the blended paint to the top third of your medium paint area with crisscross strokes. Next, gradually work your way up to the top of the wall as you continue to blend the lighter and medium colors. Use less of the blended paint and more of the solid color as work your way up the wall.

6. Finish the look

After you have the desired blend on the top two-thirds of the wall, mix some of the dark paint with your medium paint. Using a brush, apply the blended paint to the boundary lines between the middle and bottom thirds. Continue to blend the paint until you reach the bottom of the wall. Use less of the blended paint and more of the solid color as you work your way to the bottom of the wall.

Sit back, enjoy and don’t forget to share a photo of your ombre wall using the hashtag #mybobs.