Colorhouse PETAL .04 hot pink DIY half wall technique, styled by Vicki Simon

Love bright and bold hues, but worried that putting a vibrant color across all four walls, from floor to ceiling might be too much? Try taking the intense shade just halfway up the wall! Pair it with a gentle neutral up top – think white or light grey – to soften the saturation like we did here with PETAL .04 and BISQUE .01.

Colorhouse PETAL .04 hot pink DIY half wall technique, styled by Vicki Simon

In this room, we started with a white wall and measured up 48” from the floor. Depending on how high your ceilings are, you can adjust accordingly to find your halfway point. Using a level, draw a soft pencil line across the entire room.

Colorhouse PETAL .04 hot pink DIY half wall technique, styled by Vicki Simon

Take blue painter’s tape and place just above your pencil line. Why just above the line? It’s so that when you paint over it with PETAL .04, your line will be covered!

Here’s another PRO TIP: To make the perfect line without paint leaking through the tape, brush a light coat of the base paint (in this case BISQUE .01) along the inside edge of the tape. This will seal the edge. Any leaking under the tape will be the same color and sheen as the base coat, so you won’t be able to see it when you take off the tape. This is what will make your line PERFECT!

Colorhouse PETAL .04 hot pink DIY half wall technique, styled by Vicki Simon

Now for the best part– slather that bold and bright hue over the lower half of your wall! Once you are finished applying the second coat of PETAL .04, remove the tape quickly, pulling up into the white wall. This will help break the film of the brighter color and make a crisp line.

To read more about how to use pink in interiors, check out Colorspot: PETAL .04.

Looking for more Halfway Hue inspiration? Find it on our Pinterest board!