I didn’t really like the way all of the light switch plates detracted from the harlequin tiled backsplash. Inspired by my Mom’s painted switch plates (shown on the right), I decided I needed to paint mine too. My Mom has that wonderful glass tile and her painted switch plates blend in beautifully.
In the photo on the left, you can see that mine are definitely NOT blending at all. Inspired by her results, I decided to give mine a try. First, gather all your supplies. I was able to find acrylics that were a close match to my tiles – those little bottles come in tons of color choices.
I sanded and cleaned all the switch plates and spray painted them. In a perfect world, this color will end up being the grout part. If you can’t find a color that matches your grout, mix one with your acrylics and then the spray paint is your primer coat. I did the latter. Allow this coat to dry. Acrylics dry fast, so this won’t take long at all.
See how much better they blend in.
And lastly, this is how that corner area looks now that the switch plates are in disguise.