How to… Triangular Feature Wall

Complete wall


  • Paint Brushes and small rollers
  • Frog tape
  • DULUX Signature range
  • DULUX EasyCare range
  • Scissors/Blade
  • Pencil HB or lighter
  • Ladder
  • Spirit level
  • Dust Sheet
  • Tape measure/Ruler


Step 1: Prep your wall

Ensure you wall is free for dust, dirt, blue tack etc. Fill and holes with poly filler and sand till smooth. When you are happy with your wall, paint the whole wall with 2 coats of the base colour. The base colour is the lightest of you selected colours, Dulux Signature Range – Subtle Cloud.

Blank wall


Step 2: Pick your wall colours

It is up to you how many different colours you want to use. In this project we’ve used 10 different wall paints which are listed below:

Yellow/lemon – DULUX Signature range Subtle Gelato

Yellow/lime – DULUX Signature range Green Eggs & Ham

Green – DULUX Signature range Mindgame

Teal – DULUX Signature range Lapis

Orange – DULUX Signature range Atomic Tangerine

Blue – DULUX Signature range Night and Day

Purple – DULUX Signature range Absolutely Livid

Light Green – DULUX Signature range Subtle Jute

White – DULUX Signature range Subtle Cloud

Aqua – DULUX EasyCare range Cape Cod



Step 3: Draw your grid

Measure the wall and divide it up evenly. Using a pencil, lightly draw horizontal and vertical lines on the wall using a spirit level to get a grid pattern, it is important at this stage to check that your lines are straight. Using a ruler draw the diagonal lines across, to form the triangular pattern on the wall. This is one of the most important steps, ensuring you get your measurements correct from the beginning will save you a lot of time when you are painting.


Step 4: Tape off your colours

Tape off your first colour outside of the outline of your triangles. Use a good quality tape to not to pull the base coat off the wall. We recommend the yellow frog tape, lower tack for freshly painted walls.


Step 5: Paint your triangles

Press the tape down thoroughly to avoid the paint seeping under the tape. Paint your first coat and allow to dry. Apply 2-3 coats of paint until you achieve the desired effect, keep in mind some colours may require more coats then others depending on the depth of colour and what colour the base coat is.

Step 6: Remove the tape

Remove the tape while the paint is still wet to avoid the paint being pulled off.

Remove tape

Step 7: Tape off a second colour and paint

Wait until the first colour dried off and tape off your second colour. Paint your triangles and repeat the process until the whole wall is finished. When dried, clean off any remaining pencil lines. This can be easily done with a pencil rubber/eraser.


 Step 8: Enjoy the result of your hard work

full wall

Handy Tips

This may sound obvious but have all your materials and tools organised before you start and it is a good idea to have a cloth to hand in case of and spillages or getting paint on your hands.

As you will be using a few colours for this wall, keep in mind that you will be changing brushes or rollers regularly. It is a personal preference to use a roller or a brush, a roller will be easier on larger patterns but a brush will be necessary for cutting in at ceilings and corners.