Getting this look is pretty easy to do and mainly requires just a little bit of care in blending.
Step 1: What you need
- two cans of spray paint. Here I'm using Krylon Dual Ivory and Hunter Green
- painter's tape
- sandpaper (not used here, but normally needed)
Step 2: Get a stool and mask it off
Step 3: Apply white paint
Step 4: Start with green
Step 5: Blend in green
When doing this, I'm keeping the can about 8 inches away and the can itself is vertical. If you're feeling nervous about this, grab a cardboard box and practice with that for a minute. You'll soon get a good feel for it.
Step 6: Blending again
Fortunately, there's a fix for this and it's especially good for this situation with white paint. Just bring in the first color spray paint again and spray from above. Since the green paint shows through the white you can add a more subtle blending to the fade. So here you can se the transition from more green paint to less green paint on up to slightly lightened green paint.
And if it all goes wrong you can put on a few coats of the first color and start all over again.
When you're happy with it, let the paint completely dry before using it. I like to give it at least 24 hours.