The beehive-like pattern is a repeated stencil
While stencils can help you be bold, you can use them to achieve a quieter style, too. Roth’s apartment is pretty neutral, but he added a little color by painting this repeating hexagon pattern in blue over a grayish-green wall. “I like the subtlety of it,” he says. “I wanted one area of the apartment to have a little more color, but I didn’t want it to be crazy.”
Quick stenciling tip: Nervous? Practice your stenciling technique on pieces of cardboard before diving into a project.