Ombre Painted Furniture

Ercol designed this modern-timeless bench in 1956, inspired by the traditional silhouette of the Windsor chair. Each blue ombre-lacquered seat is manufactured in the UK from solid beech and elm, using a mix of hand craftsmanship and up-to-the-minute technology. This bench is made from solid beech and elm, and a spray of graduated blue paint adds a modern touch to this old fashioned classic from Anthropologie.  Ombre, is a French word that literally means gradation, shaded or shading.  Ombre colors have been around for years in yarn, but it hasn’t been until now that the trend has spilled over to the interior design world.  Here are a couple furniture makeovers that are worthy of mention:

L Rose Designs finishes a upright dresser keeping with the ombre look. “To achieve the look of the OMBRE, you will need to choose six colors, starting with a light color and descending into a darker color within the same color family. The easiest way to do this is to go your local paint store and choose the color scheme that you like. Pick up a paint strip and use the gradient of colors on the strip. You will not need much paint to achieve this look. I purchased sample sized cans since each drawer is painted a different color. ”

Spruce Your Nest makes over a dining room chair with three cans of spray paint in blue color tones.

Create a Color Gradient With Ombre Design– “Today we celebrate the world of ombre! For those of you unfamiliar with the term, simply picture a paint sample card from your local home improvement store, and you’ve got it! Rather than merely being a collection of vibrant stripes, ombre design creates a color gradient that progresses from lightest to darkest.”

-Here shows a three-tone fade on this ombre dining chair tutorial from Jesse Dresbach of Nine Red Design.

Once satisfied with the top color, move on to the blue. The goal here was to get the middle third in royal blue. Focus on getting the center of that section solid blue first. You’ll notice that the overspray is already starting to create the fade. Just focus on that center now, back and forth, in very thin coats. Below is a close-up of the seat. Notice that I haven’t gone up or down the spindles yet; I’m just focusing on a solid blue seat.”

The only real challenge here is avoiding a clean line and keeping your color heights even. Try standing back a little and pulling the trigger in very short intervals. Now you can decide how far up and down you want this to go. I started low, because I had to keep adjusting my heights to get them even, which ran the color higher up the back!”

-An Ombre booth project from Rebekah of Wild Ink Press, shows a few 4 x 8 boards painted in stunning ombre colors to hold her line of paper goods.

The blues are beautiful, and it has majorly inspired me to try this technique on a wall at home. How gorgeous would this be in a bedroom, bathroom or kitchen? Who am I kidding — this would look amazing anywhere! Now I know how it’s done, although I bet it’s a bit harder than it looks to get the fade so smooth. Awesome job, Rebekah! — Kate

-A nursery is given an ombre look with a painted vintage dresser. A gradual progression from shade to shade and an unusual blue-green palette make this piece a standout. from Norske Interior Blogger

The grid-fabulous picture features light and shading, plus cubes! –photo by Melanie Acevedo from the book Undecorate by Christine Lemieux via SMart

Ombre Paint Chip Art

Ombre DIY Dresser From IKEA

Ombre walls of stripes of color from Heincker Design Blogspot

Judith Seng produces a series of high-gloss surfaces using raw wood and a fade-out paint effect


Cromalab: deep sea dresser and icee blue on blue nightstand. Great DIY ideas – hand painted with a twist!


Honeycomb ombre wall- photo from Vintage Revivals




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