After an allover coat of cream, this is how it has looked for the past year.
It seemed to be the perfect candidate for a chevron paint pattern given that the wood was already carved into that shape - so no measuring or taping needed, yippee!
I used the existing cream as one chevron colour, and picked a colour 2 shades darker than the wall for the second chevron. I wanted to make sure the tone would work in the room, so using a colour on the same paint chip was the easy option. It only took a couple of coats and it was evenly covered.
It's like a little hidden surprise when you lay the pillows down, and is a much more interesting than it being in one colour.