All About Accent Walls

accent color to a wallWhen it comes to painting your home, it is easy to get lost in the sea of paint colors. If you are looking for something new, try adding an accent wall. The accent wall is one wall within a single room, usually a richer color than the others, and provides a dramatic, yet, subtle way of bringing out color in a room. Upon entering the room this will be the first wall that you notice. The accent wall is primarily used as a way to showcase a focal point in a room such as, a television, bed, fireplace, or bookcase.

When choosing the appropriate wall to use as your accent wall, make sure that you are picking a wall that doesn’t already have accent competition. A mirror, multiple windows, or a large painting next to an accent wall may make the room look a bit overwhelming.

When picking your accent colors, stick to one that compliments a room. A good rule of thumb is picking an accent wall to be 2 shades darker than the rest of the walls. Also, don’t pick a paint color that is already too predominant in the room. This will leave the room looking cluttered. Try making the accent color to be the same as your throw pillows. This will be a nice touch to the room without going overkill.

Within no time you will have a beautiful, original, painted room that your guests will rave over.

What is your favorite accent color in your home? Leave us a comment; we would love to hear from you!

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