Hot Trend: The Paint Dipped Look

One of the latest, hottest trends in the design world right now is the “paint dipped” look. Whether it’s on utensils, furniture, or gorgeous accessories, we’re loving what a little color contrast can do to everyday objects. Below you’ll see some sleek furniture, gorgeous wine glasses, and other fun objects that look as if they just fell in a paint bucket.

This trend is likely an offshoot of color blocking, something that has been growing in popularity in the clothing design industry as of late. It involves very simple, solid colors. There are no patterns, no intense designs, and no frills. It certainly fits well into the modern/contemporary category, which you know we love.

Feel free to check out the awesome examples of color dipped objects below. And, don’t forget – you can easily replicate this yourself with a little bit of paint and a smidge of DIY spirit.

There are so many things to love about this room from the mirrored desk to the unique mix of rustic and contemporary design. Of course, what stands out most right now is how this simple white cottage chair acquired four brown legs. It’s such a unique and interesting look that fits so well in this eclectic room.{found on themustardceilingblog}.

The paint dip technique also looks great with bright colors, like this coral side table that is pictured above. Many colors would have worked with this design, including darker colors like black and navy blue. Truly, the sky is the limit when it comes to dipping furniture. That’s why this hot trend is so much fun to try.{found on The Sweet Beast}.

Metallics have been all the rage for the past two years, and that trend doesn’t seem to be dying soon. From shimmery eyeliners in beauty trends to silver and gold leafed furniture, designers are always clambering for a bit of glam. All you need is a little bit of gold paint to accomplish the look shown above. This would work on many other types of accessories including bowls, baskets, even small trays and organizers. Just use your imagination, and let the creativity flow.{found curbly}.

This incredible desk is unique because the legs are left a natural wood tone, while the rest of the desk is painted. While some may say it looks unfinished, others will certainly comment on this unique conversation piece. It’s important to note that any piece of furniture would benefit from this treatment. If you are unsure, go ahead and purchase a small side table at a thrift store and give it a try before altering one of your more expensive pieces of furniture.{found on Jacquelyn Clark via Design Sponge}.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this latest trend as much as we have reporting on it. It’s always fun to catch on to something so high end that can easily be replicated in the home. Remember that you don’t have to limit yourself to furniture. There are lots of accessories around your home that would look amazing with a little bit of paint pizzazz added to them. So, go off and enjoy creating. Have fun.

Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on April 23rd, 2012


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