We call this the “Sunrise” style. Want to see a different style? View our version of the “grid” style here!
While gathering ideas for dorm room decorations my roommates and I came across a lot of ideas about designs that you can make using paint samples. Since our University does not allow us to paint the walls in our rooms (most schools don’t let you) we decided that this was a cute, simple, way to give temporary color and personality to our space. Here’s how we did our paint swatch wall!
Cool, right? We sure thought so. We planned to do something similar to this before we met in person, so one of my roommates and I went to Home Depot and grabbed tons of paint swatches. We didn’t have chance to coordinate as much as it would require to do so for those fancy designs, so we just did the best with what we had.
We put 4 small rolled up pieces of scotch tape on the back of each paint swatch, one on each corner of the swatch, to make sure it would stick to the wall. We started with red in the corner and tried our best to fade it out in a rainbow pattern, ending with light pink/purple at the top.
It took a lot of teamwork, coordination, and loud music… but here was our result!
We hope to collect more paint samples soon and begin the same pattern in the top left corner of the wall, so they meet and combine in the center creating a full rainbow going up and back.
How have you added some color and personality to your dorm room? Tell me below!