Amid our fleeting love affairs with bright and bold color, there's one old flame we’ve never abandoned: indigo blue. Classic and complex, it lends a dash of mystique to the comforting familiarity of blue. Indigo blue pattern made from Large Wall Stencils for Painting are great to either dress up or dress down your home decor because you can customize it with your favorite pattern and blue hues. In this DIY project, we used a lace stencil pattern and blended different blue paints to create a wall design with the look of worn indigo fabric. Watch the video tutorial below to learn how to use wall stencils to paint your own indigo wallpaper look.
Step 1: Place your large wall stencil at the ceiling line and secure it using painter’s tape. Use a bubble level to make sure the stencil is straight.
Step 2: Load a paint roller with Louis Blue Chalk Paint® and offload the excess with a paper towel or contractor’s paper. Offloading will help you use minimal paint so paint does not bleed under the stencil. Stencil through the design but try to avoid the lace doily elements.
Step 3: Repeat Step 2 with Giverny Chalk Paint® and stenciling only the lace doily elements.
Step 4: Repeat Step 2 with the Louis Blue Chalk Paint® again but use a light pressure to lightly blend both paint colors.
Step 5: Remove and reposition the wall stencil using the built-in registration marks. These cutouts help you align the stencil design perfectly every time.
Step 6: Repeat Steps 3 through 5 until the entire wall is stenciled.
Step 7: Replace the wall stencil back onto the first repeat. Load a stencil brush with Napoleonic Blue Chalk Paint® and offload any excess paint onto a paper towel or contractor’s paper. To add some contrast and depth, using a stippling motion to stencil darker areas into some design elements. Repeat Step 5 and 7 until the entire wall is stenciled with contrasting elements.
Feeling yourself catch the indigo craze? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. To get you started, make sure to browse all of our stencils to find your favorite pattern and pair it with beautiful blues. Looking for more Stencil Techniques like this? Check out these other stencil tutorials and ideas: