Here’s an easy, yet dramatic idea that would work well in any beautifully coastal home! Paint the balusters in varying shades of blue.
Did you know blue is the only color which maintains its own character in all its tones… it will always stay blue. Why limit yourself to one shade on the balusters when you can unleash your creativity and enjoy eight at once? Using little test pots of paint, these balusters were coated in twos, pairing them off on adjacent steps and graduating the tone from light to dark to create an ombre’ effect all the way up the banister. So easy to do, such a striking effect.
This idea comes from Martha Stewart Living, so natch they used Martha Stewart Living paint to achieve this effect… (from left) Salt Glaze, Sparkling Brook, Twilight, Cornflower Blue, Toile Blue, Bluebird, Darkening Sky, and Azurite. At just $2.94 per 8 oz tester (HomeDepot.com), this project cost less than $25. Small money… BIG effect!
How about you? Would you paint your balusters with an ombre’ effect? Please be kind and leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts. I care… I really, really do!
Peace, Love, and Beautifully Coastal Blues!