Want to add some color to a room? How about making a wall or feature stand out? Accent walls have gained popularity in recent years. Many homes today have an open concept where one color runs throughout the home. An accent wall allows you to add some color to a space
Find your focal point. Think about the wall area that you want to highlight. Is it a wall with windows or a fireplace? A wall with a piece of artwork? The back wall of a built in bookcase? When you walk into a room, which wall attracts attracts your eye first? Make sure that the wall you are going to feature isn’t in competition with other walls or features in the room that grab the eye too. This can create confusion.
Painting an end wall in a narrow and long room will provide balance and depth. If you paint the longest wall it will make the room feel more narrow.
Are you looking to make a bold statement or do you prefer a softer appearance. Brighter colors are active will help create more energy. They work well in a kid’s bedrooms or a kitchen. Warmer colors will make the mood of the room quieter and relaxed, which you may want for a family room. For color inspiration look at the furnishings that you have in the room. Pick out one of the accent colors from a rug or pillow to help in choosing your accent wall color.
This is a Test
Don’t turn your walls into a rainbow of different color options. Test your colors out by purchasing smaller paint samples and painting them on poster boards that you can maneuver around the room. Larger sample sheets give a better idea of what the wall will look like. Just remember it is just paint and can be redone if you don’t get it right the first time.
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