Hey Simply Designing readers! I’m Taryn from Design, Dining + Diapers and it’s really fun to be here today. I’ll be honest, when it comes to decorating my home, color is not really something that comes to mind. I am and always have been drawn to the more cleaner earth tones and I just can’t seem to get away! BUT I know this about myself and I also know how much fun color can be, so I’ve been trying to incorporate more color into my home, even if it’s just a pop here and there.
For me, summer is the perfect time to experiment with color. By just adding a few accessories you can make any room a little brighter and more colorful. Here is a Color Blocked Tray I made for summer! Something that can serve as a great jewelry holder or a fun drink station outdoors.
This bold and colorful decorative tray is the perfect way to add a pop of color to a space. Place it in a bedroom and use it as a jewelry holder or use it outside as a serving tray in the summer months. The color blocking gives it a modern look while the touches of gold add a little elegance!
– Americana Acrylic Paint in Peony Pink, Bright Orange, Light Buttermilk, Splendid Gold and Calypso Blue
– Paint brush
– Blue Artist Tape
Start by mixing a 1:1 ratio of Light Buttermilk paint and Wood Sealer.
Using a foam brush, apply 2 coats of the mixture onto the wooden tray, allowing the paint to dry between each coat.
Once the base paint is dry, create the color-blocking pattern using the blue artist tape. First, tape around the edges of the tray then draw a line straight down the center. Use smaller pieces of tape to create smaller squares to the right and to the left of the piece down the middle. Use a mixture of both small and large squares to create a unique pattern.
Next, paint the taped off squares using the Pink, Gold, Orange, Blue. Choose one color to be more dominate (in this case the orange is the dominate color) and then use an equal amount of the remaining colors.
Apply 2-3 coats of paint onto each of the squares.
Allow the paint to dry and then carefully remove the tape.
If you see that some of the paint has bled through the tape, use a fine tip brush and touch up the lines with the Light Buttermilk paint.
Optional, add Gold paint inside the tray handles as a decorative accent.
Once your design is complete, use a foam brush to apply a layer of Satin Varnish to seal the project.