What are the sponge painting designs you can try on your walls?

  1. Royal Duo Tones
  2. Patina-finish Accent Wall
  3. Poppy Blue
  4. Cloudy Days
  5. Dusty Rose


Adding color to your walls is always a great way to add life to any room. Using solid colors is good and all but wall sponge paint can be used to get stunning results. Sponge painting is a simple technique anyone can utilize to create different color effects. If you want to create dimensions and eye-catching wall designs, here are five fun sponge painting ideas you need to try at home.

Royal Duo Tones

Yellow gloves and a yellow sponge on top of a purple background

Sponge painting your walls allows you to use colors you wouldn’t normally choose, from bright colors like orange to deep blues. The end result you should expect is a stylish and cozy look for your home. The easiest sponge paint technique to use is two complementary colors. Blending two complementary colors together avoids a stark and harsh look for your walls.

To do this, avoid starting with a harsh white wall as a base. Instead, choose a base that will complement the sponge technique. Start from the top with a lighter, cooler purple. As you work your way down, choose a deeper shade. Blend each tone with a sponge for depth. For an added glimmer, use yellow gold paint to add accents.

Use a combination of dabbing with your sponge and solid brush lines. The yellow gold paint complements the purple in the color wheel. The final result should be soft purple clouds and textured gold walls.

Patina-finish Accent Wall

Patina refers to the blue-green layer that builds on a copper surface. Using this effect will create a unique accent wall for your mini library or office. To begin, start with a deep blue-green base color. Lay the paint on evenly by using an “M” pattern which can help you avoid over-brushing. After you let the initial blue-green layer dry, add your burnished copper by using your sponge.

No need to work with a special technique here. Just make sure there’s some depth by layering. Add thinner layers of burnished copper on one spot and saturate another. If the copper doesn’t stand out as much as you’d like to, adding touches of warm gold here and there can make it pop. Finally, use a brighter blue-green and carefully sponge the color in different areas to really tie in the patina effect.

Poppy Blue

Blue sponges stacked up on top of each other

Blue is a very relaxing color that fits any room. To make an office or living room stand out, start with a poppy blue shade. It can lean more towards blue or purple depending on your preference. Semi-gloss will ensure that the poppy color lasts on your walls. Make sure that this base layer is smooth. As mentioned above, the “M” stroke can help you with this. Let this layer dry and grab your warm gold paint.

To add shine to the room, use a natural sea sponge for the gold. If there are certain furniture pieces you want to accent, saturate the area using your sea sponge and gold paint. Make sure to fade it out to the poppy blue using a light dabbing technique.

Alternatively, for bedrooms, you can create gold borders near your ceiling or your floor. Make sure to use painter’s tape to create an even line. Use the same warm gold and use soft dabbing techniques to create the gold borders. Make sure to remove the painter’s tape after it dries to avoid any lifting.

Cloudy Days

For your children’s rooms, keep it bright with a splash of sky blue complete with clouds. Start by removing or covering furniture and walls. Flat finishes are great for ceilings and you can use this finish for the sky blue.

When painting your ceiling, avoid making the mistake of dunking your whole brush or roller into the paint. Not only are you wasting the paint but your brush will be oversaturated with the color and could potentially lead to dripping as well. Always paint your ceiling with care so you can get the smoothest finish.

While waiting for the paint to dry, prepare white and gray semi-gloss. Once dry, begin sponge painting clouds on the ceiling. The gray can be mixed with the white to create soft shading on the clouds. Natural sea sponges work well to create clouds. Once you’re finished, remove the furniture cover and enjoy the new design.

Dusty Rose

Three flat round sponges (blue, yellow, pink) stacked on top of each other with a pink background

Dusty rose has always been very popular. But now, more people are inclined to use this color for their furnishings and interiors. You can also use this muted rose tone for your walls. Start with a semi-gloss dusty rose base paint. Wait for it to dry and grab a lavender tone and sponge the color on the entire wall. Don’t over saturate the sponge pattern too much as it can look muddy. The result is an inviting dusty rose that’s perfect for bedrooms and living rooms.

Key Takeaway

Don’t be afraid to incorporate sponge wall paint into your interior walls. You can create different looks that instantly add new life to your home. You don’t need an expert to try this out. All you need is a keen eye and a creative mind. Try these sponge paint ideas on your walls now and refresh your home interiors!


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