Teen's rooms, rec rooms, youth group gathering centers and even classrooms can benefit from the bright, swirling colors of a tie-dye wall. If you think tie-dye is just for fabric, think again. Paint, imagination and help from the kids can turn a plain white wall into a dazzling scene of color. You could paint one of these walls as the focal point in a very eclectic room or give your personal business some pizazz. No matter the location, if your decor needs a lift, tie-dye it.
Draw your desired tie-dye design on the wall with chalk. You may choose traditional swirled colors or horizontal, vertical or diagonal stripes. Draw the lines straight; you'll be blending the sections later.
Label each section with the color you want to use. Place coordinating colors next to each other. For instance, you wouldn't want to mix red and green because it creates a muddy color. Blue and green, red and orange, yellow and pink or pink and purple all work well.
Paint two sections at a time with a darker shade of the hue you want to use. Brush a dry paintbrush back and forth over the edges of the sections to blend the edges of the paint and give it a tie-dyed effect.
Let all your sections dry overnight.
Dip fabric rags in lighter shades of each hue you used. Roll the rags up and down the appropriate sections, creating a mottled effect. This helps the paint look as if the "dye" soaked into the "fabric" unevenly. Allow the paint to dry for 24 hours.