As I am designing my office space, I am looking at some DIY projects. One that has me quite intrigued is painting an accent wall. This is a quick project that can make quite a big impact.
Accent walls involve painting one wall in a room a different colour than the others walls in the room.
Accent Wall Basics
- The accent wall is usually the first wall that you see when entering a room.
- It can help to anchor or define a separate area within a larger space. For example, within a large, open-plan house, an accent wall can define a smaller area as being a reading area.
- The accent wall highlights a large focal point on or near that wall: TV, entertainment center, bed, fireplace, bookcase. Accent walls are rarely found floating around on their own.
- In most cases, an accent wall is a bold color (e.g., orange) against neutral walls (e.g., white). However…
- Another version of the accent wall is a vibrant shade against other walls of the same shade. For example, a rich orange against other, very pale orange walls.
- An accent wall doesn’t mean you throw color coordination out the window.
- Don’t forget that wallpaper and tile can also make an accent wall, not just paint.
Here are some great examples of how accent walls have been used:
Do you want to paint an accent wall but are a bit afraid to go as bold as some of these pictures? You can always do your accent wall a few shades darker than the other walls and still make a great impact. It’s only paint…if you get sick of it, you can always paint it again
Be creative, experiment and have fun!!!