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.
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.
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!