DIY Craft Project: Ombre + Pom-Poms
Ombre? Ombre is a French word for a color technique; it’s about graduated color, fading from dark to light (or light to dark). And it’s trending in interior design right now. Dip-dye and ombre looks are everywhere… in lighting, linens, furniture, rugs and accessories. It’s a fun and unique way to add color to children’s living spaces.
As a designer, I’m always searching for fresh ideas to bring to photo shoots, and since I’m ombre-obsessed I just had to bring the concept to Young America.
Most recently we painted an entire nursery with beautiful ombre-inspired pink and filled the ceiling with paper pom-poms in a complementary graduated color pattern, from ivory to blush to cotton candy…to fuchsia, hot pink and cerise. We found our paper pom-poms via an Etsy artist, but we also hand-crafted paper poms for a photo shoot. See our DIY for creating your own tissue pom-poms on our blog.
If you like the look and decide to paint a wall or room with an ombre palette, choose your colors by selecting a series of colors from a paint deck or paint swatch book. For our ombre room we chose color series 2077 from Benjamin Moore.
We began painting on the top of the wall with a creamy white paint, then painted wide horizontal stripes in graduated colors, from I Love You Pink to Valentine’s Day to Pretty Pink to Spring Azalea. We then blended the colors for a softer, more subtle look. See this link for a how-to…
We repeated the ombre style with paper pom-poms on the ceiling and added a pop of orange for fun. Here’s a close-up …
Isn’t it fantastical? A little bit of color magic for a girl’s room. Let us know what kind of colorful creations you’re doing in your home.