Color Passion: 30 Bold Painted Accent Walls

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An accent wall is an amazing and easy way to make a statement, add flavor or even completely change the whole space. When it comes to choosing the right wall to highlight as an accent wall, and the best color to paint it, it helps to consider the room’s exposure, along with basic color theory.

Warm colors tend to pull the wall towards the eye, which makes a space appear smaller. Cold colors work on the contrary, so consider it while choosing a color. Eastern and northern facing bedrooms feel cooler, so a warm accent wall is better. Southern and western facing ones demand cool accent walls.

What wall to choose to make it an accent one? Enter the room and notice what wall you are drawn to, it will be the best one to accentuate it. Avoid obscuring an accent wall with large scale wall arts, draperies and furniture but don’t leave the wall too bare, keep it balanced.

Bedrooms With Accent Walls

Accent walls are the most common décor feature in bedrooms, and the most popular way to add an accent feature is a headboard wall. It’s often opposite the entrance, and it’s a great way to accentuate the bedroom. Besides if an accent wall is too bold, it can prevent you from sleeping, and if you highlight the headboard wall, it’s a perfect idea. As for colors, choose whatever you like and what suits your interior, take warm and cold color theories into consideration.

a black accent wall and white brick create a beautiful contrast

a black accent wall and white brick create a beautiful contrast

black headboard accent wall makes this niche cozier and more personal

black headboard accent wall makes this niche cozier and more personal

bold blue headboard wall makes this peaceful modern bedroom chic

bold blue headboard wall makes this peaceful modern bedroom chic

dark headboard wall can spruce up the whole neutral bedroom and make it more eye-catching

dark headboard wall can spruce up the whole neutral bedroom and make it more eye-catching

enliven your bedroom with a bold turquoise plank wall

enliven your bedroom with a bold turquoise plank wall

hot pink accent wall in a modern bedroom looks passionate

hot pink accent wall in a modern bedroom looks passionate

masculine meets feminine bedroom with a teal headboard wall and gilded accessories

masculine meets feminine bedroom with a teal headboard wall and gilded accessories

pink wall makes this white bedroom chic, bold and fun

pink wall makes this white bedroom chic, bold and fun

neon yellow accent wall looks fantastic in a vintage and rustic style bedroom

neon yellow accent wall looks fantastic in a vintage and rustic style bedroom

navy color is in harmony with neutral furniture and accessories

navy color is in harmony with neutral furniture and accessories

purple headboard wall for a bedroom

purple headboard wall for a bedroom

lavender accent wall gives this neutral bedroom a girlish feel

lavender accent wall gives this neutral bedroom a girlish feel

Scandinavian bedroom spruced up with a mint headboard wall

Scandinavian bedroom spruced up with a mint headboard wall

navy accent wall for a neutral guest bedroom

navy accent wall for a neutral guest bedroom

green accent wall echoes with accessories of emerald color

green accent wall echoes with accessories of emerald color

Living Rooms With Accent Walls

Living rooms look amazing with accent walls, it’s a great way to continue the décor theme or to highlight some feature. A neutral living room will look livelier with a purple or blue wall, a mid-century living room can be more refined with a dark purple or an aubergine accent wall. A popular idea is accentuating a fireplace wall to highlight it, for example, making a grey or a red fireplace wall to show off the piece.

an orange accent wall makes this mid-century space vivacious

an orange accent wall makes this mid-century space vivacious

aubergine accent wall is a great way to make the space more refined and moody

aubergine accent wall is a great way to make the space more refined and moody

blue accent wall with cream fabric and dark wood for living room

blue accent wall with cream fabric and dark wood for living room

dark purple accent wall accentuates this living room and makes it mysterious and unique

dark purple accent wall accentuates this living room and makes it mysterious and unique

highlight the fireplace with a dark grey acent wall in a neutral living room

highlight the fireplace with a dark grey acent wall in a neutral living room

navy accent wall is the best idea for a nautical interior

navy accent wall is the best idea for a nautical interior

purple alcove wall in a cream room looks refreshing and lively

purple alcove wall in a cream room looks refreshing and lively

purple accent wall for a girlish reading nook

purple accent wall for a girlish reading nook

dark grey accent wall and light grey other walls, neutral furniture

dark grey accent wall and light grey other walls, neutral furniture

deep hunter green statement wall for a modern nature-inspired  living room

deep hunter green statement wall for a modern nature-inspired living room

Accent Walls In Other Rooms

Accent walls are also popular in kids’ rooms, in home offices, craft rooms and bathrooms. If you have an open layout, a statement wall is a great way to divide spaces and accentuate this division. Make a bold statement in an entryway, your guests will be impressed when entering your home. If it’s a nursery, a beautiful painted accent wall can give a girlish or a boyish feel to the room. Get inspired!

black accent wall in a kid's room for a mid-century modern interior

black accent wall in a kid's room for a mid-century modern interior

bold blue wall with artworks to make the space chic

bold blue wall with artworks to make the space chic

navy accent wall show off the home office nook

navy accent wall show off the home office nook

purple accent wall in a white craft room makes a bold statement

purple accent wall in a white craft room makes a bold statement

vibrant turquoise wall to highlight and separate the home office nook

vibrant turquoise wall to highlight and separate the home office nook