Stencil Your Way to a Gorgeous Wallpaper Look: How to Stencil a Wall with 2 Paint Colors

Stencil Your Way to a Gorgeous Wallpaper Look: How to Stencil a Wall with 2 Paint Colors

Painting an accent wall can look lush and dynamic with an easy technique that anyone can do. You can use just two paint colors to create a shaded and dimension wall pattern that looks like designer wallpaper or professionally painted! This easy DIY painting hack is beginner friendly and can make your wall stenciling POP! Watch this DIY tutorial video on how to paint an accent wall with Royal Design Studio Wall Stencils, two paint colors, and dimensional shading...
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Are you ready to stencil a wallpaper look on your walls at a fraction of the cost? Our gorgeous and lush Thicket Leaves Wall Stencil is the perfect pattern to explore a 2-color stencil technique that is easier than it looks!

We share the pretty process in the How to Stencil Video below. Watch and read the details to empower and inspire you to stencil your own wallpaper look at home.


Step 1: After painting your wall with flat or eggshell latex paint and making sure it is clean, use painter’s tape secure the leaves stencil onto the wall. We recommend starting at the middle top of your wall.

Step 2: Load a stencil brush with the lighter green paint color. Offload the excess paint from the brush onto a paper towel. This will disperse the paint evenly on the brush as well as make sure you are using minimal paint. Using minimal paint is essential for preventing bleed under the stencil.

Stenciling a wall with stencil brush and paint

Step 3: Stencil the design using light to medium pressure and circular motion. Stencil about half of the leaf elements with the light green paint color. Lift the stencil as you start to work to check that you are getting the depth of color that you want with no paint seepage. Avoid the open areas of the pattern that you wish to use the second stencil paint color. 

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Repeat Step 2 and Step 3 with the dark green paint color. It's okay to let the colors overlap a bit.

How to stencil and accent wall with gorgeous stenciling pattern

Step 4: Remove the large leaf stencil and reposition it using the registration marks that are built right into the stencil. Continue stenciling the next repeat with both colors and repositioning the stencil around the first repeat you stenciled until you have stenciled your accent wall.


Now you have a custom wallpaper look with dimensional shading that you did all yourself with just wall paint and a large wall stencil! 

Shop all of our Wall Stencil designs for painting and full range of exclusive Royal Stencil Brushes for your next DIY stencil project.

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