How To Panel a Wall - Colourtrend Paints

May 13, 2022 3 min read

Elevate your space with wall panelling, a simple and effective way of adding depth and character to your space. Wall Panelling has become an extremely popular interior trend and has taken over our Instagram feeds by storm! Panelling can really transform a room and will add a completely different feel than a painted feature wall. Continue reading to find out how you can create your own DIY panelling at home.

Creating Your Panelling

The style of panelling we have chosen for our room transformation is often referred to as ‘Board and Batten’ panelling. It is a simple but sophisticated style of panelling and will fit in seamlessly with almost any interior décor. The great thing about this style of panelling is that the height of your panelling can be customised to suit your space. In our how-to video, we have chosen to cover just over half of the wall with panelling to suit the bed frame in this room. We suggest considering the height of the furnishings and features in your space when deciding on the height of your panelling.

Take a look at our step-by-step guide below and follow this method to create your very own DIY board and batten panelling.

Choosing A Colour For Your Panelling

Choosing the perfect shade for your panelling is key to maximising the impact of this new feature in your space. Homeowners often wonder if their chosen panelling colour should be lighter or darker than the main walls in the room. This generally depends on the space and can come down to a number of factors including the depth of colour already on your walls, how large the room is and how much natural light the space receives.

Picture of panelling on bedroom wall painted in Ben Bulben by Colourtrend Paints.

Colours: Ben Bulben (Panelling) and Morning Mist (Walls)

For example, as shown above, the main walls of this bedroom are quite crisp and fresh. Opting for a deeper tone like Ben Bulben on the panelling has helped add depth to the space and diversify the colour scheme. The pairing of Ben Bulben and Morning Mist in this space makes for an eye-catching contrast, immediately drawing the eye to the panelling feature. As you can see, colour can be used to attract well-deserved attention towards your handiwork.

Picture of kitchen with walls painted in Peacock Blue from Colourtrend and panelling painted in Milk Teeth

Colours: Peacock Blue (Walls) and Milk Teeth (Panelling)

On the other hand, panelling can be used to brighten a space and give a light and airy feel. In the above kitchen, the refreshing look of the panelling balances out the richness of Peacock Blue on the walls and the depth of the wooden floors. This is a perfect example of how a lighter colour choice for your panelling can help bounce the light around the room and give the illusion of a more open, brighter space.

If you are looking for some further ideas for your wall and panelling colour scheme, we suggest taking a look at these fabulous colour combinations: Oyster Bed paired with Shell Cove for a really timeless look, Ivory Tusk paired with Sweet Caper for an intriguing contrast and lastly, Lowland paired with Profound for a playful colour combination.

Get In Touch

Get in touch with us if you have any questions about panelling and choosing a colour for your space. You can reach us online via our live chat feature on our website, email at hello@colourtrend.ie or on our social channels @colourtrendpaints. 

For further inspiration and ideas be sure to head over to our social channels, find and follow us on InstagramFacebook and Pinterest.

If you try out panelling in your own home, we would love to see the results. Share your project with us by mentioning @colourtrendpaints on any of our social platforms- we can't wait to see your finished looks.



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