Our 70s revival pattern makes for a refined retro feel that can add a fun sense of energy to a space. It works well on accent walls to add dimension and personality to your home’s most lived-in rooms, like the kitchen or bedrooms.
High-contrast colors create an energetic style with a modern edge, and the larger, more over-scaled look of this pattern can really open up your space and fill it with a sense of whimsy.
To create our 70s Revival Pattern, you’ll be using a printable template, available here, along with these steps.
We used ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape Multi-Surface with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector and ScotchBlue™ Painter's Tape Delicate Surfaces with Advanced Edge-Lock™ Paint Line Protector.
Choose a base color (or use an already painted surface), and prepare the surface for the pattern. (Check out our Guide to Taping for prep tips.)
Tape off any surfaces that you want to protect, like baseboards and corners.
Tape around the pencil guides for the first color area, cutting tape to make clean lines as necessary. (To cut tape easily, just hold a putty knife against the tape at the angle you want to cut it, and tear your tape along the line of the blade.)
Mark each section that will be painted your first color with a dab of paint, using our 70s Revival pattern as a reference, to make sure you’re painting the right areas.
Paint all of your marked areas in the first color.
Slowly remove the tape from your painted areas, pulling it back on itself at a 45° angle.
Paint all the shapes for your second color.