As described on Benjamin Moore’s website in regards to this photo, “blue walls with a soft gray undertone create a tranquil, serene setting that feels timeless and traditional.” In this room, Cutting Edge Stencils‘ Sakura and butterflies was featured using Benjamin Moore’s Gypsy Love for the flowers, and Farm Fresh and Stardust for the for the stencil branches. We love this color combination! The gray-blue walls are definitely very relaxing and beautiful but the stenciled accent wall really add the perfect amount of color and nature’s inspiration.
Sakura Stencil Accent Wall
The Sakura blossom is deeply rooted in Japanese tradition and symbolizes the beautiful yet transient cycle of life. Hopefully you are as inspired by the beautiful Sakura tree as much as we are and can find a way to incorporate its beauty and symbolism into a room in your own space. If you love these Benjamin Moore 2012 color trends and would like to get a similar look as what they did with the Sakura and Butterflies stencil check out the video below:
Getting this Beautiful Look
1. First, you want to do the faded branches in the background. To get this effect, you can either use a lighter solid color as was done by the folks at Benjamin Moore, or you can use the same color as your foreground branches but dry brush the branches so that they are much less opaque. For the dry brush effect, simply offload almost all of the paint on your stencil brush until it looks practically dry and you then stencil with your dry brush! Makes sense right? To make this process even easier, add a touch of glazing medium to your brush to lengthen the dry time (look for glazing medium at your local craft store, it usually comes in a larger tube and is clear)
2. Once you have your background branches stenciled on, it is time for the foreground Sakura branches. Adjust the position of your stencil so that the foreground stencil overlaps (or doesn’t) what is on the wall already. Now that you are happy with the position of your stencil, use a stencil brush to fill in the two colors. To see more on how to use a stencil brush to get multiple colors check out our stencil brush tutorial. Don’t forget that you can also flip your stencil around to get even more dynamic shapes!
What to do now?
- – Please visit our Facebook page for more customer photo inspiration and to share your own photos!
- – Follow “CESTENCILS” on Pinterest to see our latest trend spottings, new stencils, tutorials and employee mood boards.
- – Buy SAKURA STENCILS to free your creativity!
- – Stop by Benjamin Moore for more Color Trends ideas.
Stay tuned for many more posts!
~Gabi and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew