Painting a Graphic wall in a Home Office /One week Challenge Week four


I can’t believe it’s week four of the One Room Challenge already. If you have been following along with me on IG stories, you know I’ve been falling a little further behind each week. This was the week for making sure STUFF got done. My son-in-law is getting HUGE kudos for bringing the muscle this week, and I am excited to show you the graphic design wall (THAT HE TOTALLY GETS CREDIT FOR) that we decided to add.

A big THANK YOU to Sherwin-Williams for providing the paint for this project. I have been a long-time fan, and if we have ever had a conversation about paint (it happens way more often than one might think), you have heard me waxing poetic about their Emerald Interior paint. Of course, all opinions here are my own.

The wallpaper arrived, and we were able to choose paint colors for the space. Off to their neighborhood Sherwin-Williams, we went.

Choosing paint color (SW-Kale Green)

Choosing paint color (SW-Kale Green)

With the wallpaper in hand, the clients (ahem.. my daughter and her hubby) were rethinking the dark grey we originally had planned and decided instead on a bold green for the walls. As you can see, my daughter loves a good green. The people at the store were very helpful and gave the couple several suggestions.

Sherwin-Willams Kale Green

Sherwin-Willams Kale Green

Once the base color was chosen, we needed to choose the other colors for the graphic design. We settled on SW Butterfield and SW Baby Bok Choy.

SW paint colors, SW 6460 and SW9037

My SIL drew out a few designs on his computer, and all three of us loved this one. So now it’s time to get started!

Geo graphic wall mood board

Steps for painting a graphic wall.

  1. Choose the wall you wish to accent.

  2. Fill in any holes and wipe the surface clean. We covered the wood floors with paper.

  3. Using your favorite painter’s tape, tape off the wall with your design. We used a ruler to make sure the lines were straight and crisp. Be sure to press the tape firmly against the wall smoothing out any bumps.

  4. Begin with your base color (ours is SW-Kale Green). We are using Sherwin-Williams Emerald Interior paint which includes a primer, so no priming was necessary. Let dry overnight—tape off the remainder of the design. Repeat step three.

  5. Apply a second coat if needed. Once the paint has dried, gently remove the tape.

  6. Use a small brush for any touch-ups or where any paint may have bled through your tape.

  7. Stand back and admire!

Getting ready to paint with Sherwin-Williams Emerald Interior paint.

Getting ready to paint with Sherwin-Williams Emerald Interior paint.

Using Ruler to draw lines for geo wall design

Taping off the graphic design.

Taping off the graphic design.

Adding tape for second color.

Adding tape for the second color.

SW Butterfield with SW Kale Green

SW Butterfield with SW Kale Green

Geo wall graphic

We also painted the wood door SW Iron Ore.   And for the final reveal:

We also painted the wood door, SW Iron Ore.

And for the final reveal:

How to paint a graphic wall

Graphic wall bright colors

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How to Paint a Graphic Wall

A huge shout out to Linda Weinstein for making the challenge such an amazing event and Better Homes and Gardens for being this year’s Media sponsor. I can’t believe we are two SHORT weeks away from the final reveal! As always, be sure to head on over to the One Room Challenge BLOG to read up on all of the other incredible transformations. Both the Featured Designers and the Guest Participants. You won’t believe all of the creativity bursting out of their rooms!

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Be sure to follow along on my Instagram this week as I hang the wallpaper and work on finishing touches.

Until next time,



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  1. Joannie says:

    Very cool combo Libbie!

    • Libbie Burling says:

      Thank you Joannie!

      They are in LOVE with the color and I adore the wallpaper so it’s a win all around.

  2. Love the colors! Now I want to paint graphic art on ALL the walls…. LOL…. This office is really going in a good direction. So excited to see more!

  3. Alyssa says:

    Love how this turned out!! Really cool to see your process of the computer mock-up come to life! Can’t wait to see more!!


    Wow these are great colors for your feature wall. I also loved how the paint chips matched your shirt the day of selection, a designer through and though.

    • Libbie Burling says:

      Thanks my Friend! It’s actually my daughter in the pic. She is way more stylish in her clothing choices than I am! LOVING your closet!!

  5. Vicki and Jennifer Fenton says:

    OMG – we love the color choices and the graphic design. It seems like the room is coming together beautifully. We know that your "clients" will be very pleased!

  6. Nicki Parrish says:

    What a bold and colorful space, love it!

  7. mary says:

    This is so fun! I love a geometric accent wall and those colors are so pretty!

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