Watercolor Walls & Awesome Art


Watercolor has an inherent light within it, which makes it a perfect medium to express the delicate, intriguing and somewhat celestial. I am in love with watercolor walls.  They are a rare breed in wall painting, a true art form.  You can have almost no furniture and watercolor walls will create a transporting masterpiece.  Here are some fabulous watercolor interior walls mixed with a dose of unforgettably sensuous art .  You’ll see what I want to attempt a big watercolor project on the walls of my new bedroom….its graphic and divine!



Its not quote the swirl of watercolor, but the bleeding hues are a great way to kick off this inspiration project! Imagine if they were dripping more into one another, a but more luminous, like this:

georgia o keeffe

(Georgia O’Keeffe)

There’s something about feathering edges of color stretching to find their perfect place. There is a sense that everything is as nature intended it, a perfect bit of imperfection.



Apricot swirls and gathers in pools as though the walls are dynamically moving. Brilliant flow is added by the watery swaths of paint.

sam francis

(Sam Francis)

Sam Francis always leaves me energized and mystified.



Loving this luminous, glazed finish and the daring of adding more deep and intense colors in the mix.

cy twombly

(Cy Twombly)

Sexy power, a piece of art that almost sings, by Cy Twombly.  And it is echoed here beautifully:



Watercolor is as masculine as it is feminine, as yin as it is yang, and as lovely as can be.  While I am sure there is more than a bit of skill required to pull off one of these walls, its certainly worth the effort. Watercolor: it just doesn’t get more poignant and transporting! xoxo Dana

Fel April 3, 2013 at 6:51 pm

these colors are drop dead gorg! love them. and especially the sam francis work–have never heard of him! so inspiring xx

danaclaudat April 3, 2013 at 7:58 pm

i love to hear that you are meeting new artists here 🙂 And thank you for this message!

Marcy April 4, 2013 at 3:44 pm

These walls have such texture. Its beautiful! Its amazing how some of them look like the inside of a crystal.

Katie April 5, 2013 at 8:16 pm

This may sound a little silly but are there watercolors for wall paint or is it just a technique used.. because I am overly inspired by these!!

Christina Sweet February 25, 2014 at 9:48 pm

Dana is this a painting technique on a wall or is this done on paper/fabric and installed? It’s absolutely beautiful.

Christina Sweet February 25, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Dana is this a painting technique on a wall or is this done on paper/fabric and installed? It’s absolutely beautiful. I am an artist and would love to try it in my daughters room.

danaclaudat February 25, 2014 at 11:14 pm

I think some are paint and others paper. I would be itching to see if you try it on a wall!!!

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