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Painting An Accent Wall

Adding a splash of color into a room is best done with an accent wall.  An accent wall is a wall that differs in color from the other walls in the room. It makes a room zing! It adds a focal point to the area without overpowering the entire room.

Choose a color wisely. Find a color that compliments the main color of the room. For example, if the room consists of mostly browns, adding a teal or aqua shade would fit the room’s color scheme. The accent wall is generally the focal point of the room, so make sure you know which wall to paint. 

You can even take it to the next level. Instead of just a single accent wall with a single color, add a patterned or textured wall. Then paint the other walls each a different neutral tone or color from the patterned accent wall. This will turn the walls into a work of art and make it look alive. 

After choosing a color, add accessories to the room that are the same color as the wall. It will add depth and make the wall look consistent and naturally coated. Examples of accessories would be rugs, pillows, and flowers.

And don’t forget to think about furniture placement. The accent wall is generally the focal point of the room. For example, placing your bed or a couch in front of the accent wall will create an area of visual interest. Incorporating wall accessories, like a mirror, on the accent wall would create a sense of space and add a scenic environment. 

If you are thinking of using accent walls in your home, give the professionals at Prime Time Painting a call and schedule a free, in-home consultation. We’ve been painting homes for over 20 years and can take care of every step of the job -from color selection to leaving a beautifully clean work space when done.