colour wash

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Noun1.colour wash - a wash of whitewash or other water-base paint tinted with a colored pigment
wash - a thin coat of water-base paint
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I colour-washed the walls my-selin the kitchen as I have an artistic background and the colour-wash has created a soft, subtle effect," said Mrs Pugh.
For example, paint a warm yellow on the wall and colour-wash with a burnt orange glaze to give texture and depth.