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Painted Hexagonal Wall Decorations

Add bold color and pattern to walls using this easy-to-master painting technique.

Painted hexagonal pattern on a wall.

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

1 weekend

Estimated Cost


Tools & Materials


  • Tape measure
  • Level or plumb line
  • Utility knife
  • Straight edge
  • 24-in x 24-in (minimum) cardboard
  • Artist’s brushes


  • Valspar paint: Embroidery Rose, #1005-8B
  • HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams paint: Copper Allegory, #HGSW1133; Sea Salt, #HGSW3287

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Project Resources


Step 1

Hexagon wall layout.

On the wall where you want to paint the hexagon design, use a level and straightedge to draw parallel vertical lines 10 inches apart with a fine pencil.

Good to Know

This works best on a freshly painted wall where the background color has had time to dry thoroughly. Otherwise, thoroughly wash and patch the existing coat of paint before you begin.

Step 2

Make the hexagon pattern from cardboard using the Hexagon Layout Guide. The sides should be 20 inches apart.

Step 3

Hexagon wall layout.

Place the pattern on the wall with the sides even with two of the pencil marks, mark the corners, and remove the pattern. Then outline the hexagon shape using painter’s tape between the marks. Burnish the tape edges for crisp painted lines.

Step 4

Hexagon wall layout.

Paint the masked area and remove the tape after the final coat. Allow the section to dry thoroughly before starting the next hexagon to avoid pulling off the fresh paint with the tape. Vary the pattern to suit your needs.

Step 5

Hexagon wall layout.

Continue adding hexagons in contrasting colors to complete your design.

Step 6

Add bold color to a room with equally bold hexagonal shapes without creating an entire accent wall. --Lowe’s Creative Ideas

Erase any pencil lines that haven’t been painted over. Check for any areas that need to be touched up or edges that can be cleaned up using artist’s brushes.