Does my wall have to be painted white?
When gallery walls first came onto the design scene a few years back, most people were displaying them on white or light colour walls. But now, people are realizing the true versatility to a gallery wall, especially in terms of interior painting options. They have come to see that not only do they work perfectly on white walls, but they can make just as big of an impression on interior walls painted your favourite colours too.
It all depends on what room and what wall you’re going to be implementing your gallery display on. Gallery walls can make a huge impact on even darker colour interior walls as well. For instance, a gallery wall could really make a statement in a living room or bedroom that’s painted Rockies Brown. It’s rich and beautiful. Or if you’re more into teals, Slate Teal is another gorgeous choice to make a statement for your interior painting. And if you want to go with a white wall, that’s more than okay too! Chantilly Lace is always a crisp and clean choice.
How to make a gallery wall: Theme & measuring up
It’s important to remember that your gallery wall can exist however you want it to. At its core, it’s meant to be a source of inspiration and inspire curiosity. With that said though, a lot of people find it helpful in terms of curating their gallery wall when they incorporate a theme. It can look really beautiful to stick with a cohesive colour palette. So, when you’re picking out your photos and prints, look for ones that are similar in tone and intensity. Also, this is a good time to think about your frames as well. Do they all match up nicely or do you want to play with them a bit?
While you’re thinking about all of that, it’s also best to actually measure up the space where your gallery wall will be displayed. Once you have those measurements, you can start to assemble a grouping of photos and art that will fit within that region. Even more, once you know what you’re working with, it can be really helpful to measure that out on the floor. That way, you can experiment and see what’s going to work without making any holes in your walls!