DIY Paint Drip Coffee Mugs

DIY Paint Drip Coffee Mugs inspired by the BEHR 2016 Color Trends

Disclosure: I was provided product by BEHR to write this post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

 

These DIY Paint Drip Coffee Mugs were inspired by the BEHR 2016 Color Trends.  Also a little bit by my wish to become a morning person.  Coffee… bright colours?  It’s a start, right?

The BEHR 2016 Color Trends celebrate the importance of colour in creating sensory-rich spaces.  There are four distinct palettes – High Contrast, Luxe Dimension, Blurred Boundaries, and Lyrical Living.

For my project I chose to primarily use BEHR Premium Plus Ultra paint in colours from the high contrast palette – Pagoda (T16-02), Emperor’s Silk (T16-03) and Canary Diamond (T16-05) plus Coralette (T16-07) from the Luxe Dimension palette.

DIY Paint Drip Coffee Mugs inspired by the BEHR 2016 Color Trends

I used mugs I found at the Dollar store for this project and started off by using painters tape to block off the lip of the cup.  I also taped the inside of the mugs just to be safe.  You don’t want the paint on any surface that will actually touch your beverage or mouth.

DIY Paint Drip Coffee Mugs inspired by the BEHR 2016 Color Trends

Next… have some fun!  I used paint brushes on the upside down mugs to create generous drips down the sides of the mugs.  I started with the dark colours and went lighter.  It doesn’t take long for the paint to try on the mug – about 10-15 minutes.  I worked two colours at a time on the mug with all my chosen colours

DIY Paint Drip Coffee Mugs inspired by the BEHR 2016 Color Trends

From experience, use a dry brush each time.  You do not want the paint to get watery, it works much better when the paint is thick.

DIY Paint Drip Coffee Mugs inspired by the BEHR 2016 Color Trends

Once you have achieved the look you want allow the paint to dry until it is just dry enough not to run more then remove the painters tape and allow to dry upright.

Hand-wash only.

DIY Paint Drip Coffee Mugs inspired by the BEHR 2016 Color Trends

This mug uses Pagoda (T16-02) and Emperor’s Silk (T16-03).

DIY Paint Drip Coffee Mugs inspired by the BEHR 2016 Color Trends

This one is Canary Diamond (T16-05) and Coralette (T16-07).

DIY Paint Drip Coffee Mugs inspired by the BEHR 2016 Color Trends

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74 thoughts on “DIY Paint Drip Coffee Mugs

  1. Love how the mugs turned out.
    Hmm, a difficult choice to make my favourite is the Emperor’s Silk & Canary Diamond comes a very close second, or perhaps the other way around??

  2. Great contest and awesome blog ! there are so many colours that i love and find wonderful for many occasions ! , but if i would need to pick just one colour it would need to be Pagoda T16-02 , it is the first colour to have standed out to me and i find it beautiful ! , Thanks for the chance to be entered in this giveaway , i love the idea of being able to DIY decorate your coffee mugs !

  3. Just be careful with using art/ wall paints on things you eat/drink out of. Wall paints no longer contain, lead mercury or arsenic, but they may contain chromium, pthalates and cadmium still.

    1. That is why, as I mentioned, I taped it off so the paint would come nowhere near your mouth. Unless you have some weird habit of licking the side of mugs.

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