How to Paint Stripes, Chevrons, Blocks and More

Painting patterns and stripes on your walls can make a difference in the personality of your home. According to the director of color marketing for Sherwin-Williams, stripes should be between four and twelve inches wide. An odd number of stripes will ensure the stripes at the corners are the same color. This creates you a design that's more cohesive. The little bit of math can be fun, and a few tricks from the pros will help you create the perfect design. Just a few secrets and you'll be creating straight lines, even patterns and cohesive designs on your walls.

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