Honeyman Hardware Lofts in Portland, OR painted with Colorhouse paint

Colorhouse tapped local designers, artists, and makers to transform an apartment in the Pearl District’s iconic Honeyman Hardware Lofts, turning a blank canvas, north-facing studio into an expression of creativity that our city is known for.  MAKE THIS: Color Block technique using muted pastels to create unique spaces in your own home. Let’s get started!

Colorhouse paint hues WATER .06, AIR .07, and METAL .05

You will need:

Level and Pencil
1 quart WATER .06
1 quart AIR .07
Painter’s tape
Paint brush
2 Paint rollers
Drop cloth

 

Learn how to MAKE THIS: Color Block Wall with Colorhouse paint

1. Use a level and pencil to draw straight lines for your color blocks. We went 5′ up from the floor for our horizontal height.

Learn how to MAKE THIS: Color Block Wall with Colorhouse paint

2. Tape along the pencil lines to create the color block shapes.

Learn how to MAKE THIS: Color Block Wall with Colorhouse paint

3. Seal the edge using the existing wall color. This will make sure you have absolutely PERFECT lines!

Learn how to MAKE THIS: Color Block Wall with Colorhouse paint

4. Begin cutting in with your first color block color.

Learn how to MAKE THIS: Color Block Wall with Colorhouse paint

5. Finish up with your roller. Spread that paint!

Learn how to MAKE THIS: Color Block Wall with Colorhouse paint

6. Grab a brush and cut in with your second color.

Learn how to MAKE THIS: Color Block Wall with Colorhouse paint

7. Roll to complete. You are almost done!!

Learn how to MAKE THIS: Color Block Wall with Colorhouse paint

8. Carefully pull off the tape….

Learn how to MAKE THIS: Color Block Wall with Colorhouse paint

9. …..voila! Look at those lines!

Honeyman Hardware Lofts in Portland, OR painted with Colorhouse paint

10. Time to style!  A custom couch by Revive Upholstery & Design and accent chair by Revolution Design House carve out a warm and inviting living room in this studio’s open floor plan. Vintage Moroccan rugs from Kat + Maouche add pattern and texture to the unit’s original concrete floors and soften the towering exposed concrete pillar reminiscent of the buildings warehouse history. A live-edge coffee table from The Joinery adds an earthiness to the light-filled corner unit and a painting by graphic-artist-turned-painter Karen Wippich completes the look!

Loft space at Honeyman Hardware Loft featuring Colorhouse paint and other Portland, OR products.

We applied the same color block technique on an opposite wall in this open loft space. See our Chief Color Nerd in action below.