An accent wall is a great way to add a pop of color to a room without overwhelming the space with the hue. However, many homeowners overlook the importance of choosing the right color for their accent wall. Choosing the wrong color can make the space seem dated and dark, and if you are selling your home, it can even turn away potential buyers.
Remember these simple dos and don'ts while choosing a color for your accent wall.
Do Find Inspiration from Decorative Items in the Space
Having trouble finding the perfect color for your accent wall? In addition to finding a color that complements or is a few shades darker than the surrounding walls, look at the other decorative items in the room for inspiration. For example, do you have a piece of artwork that you love or a throw rug that features a striking color?
Whatever you choose, if you are drawing inspiration from a decorative item, make sure the accent wall color works with the other wall colors in the space.
Don't Overwhelm the Room with the Color
The point of an accent wall is to add a pop of color or make the room look and feel a little more unique and interesting. However, if you choose the wrong color or a color that is too unique or bold, you might wind up drawing negative attention to the space. Instead, opt for a color that is timeless and beautiful but still reflects your personal style.
Do Consider Wallpaper or an Interesting Design
There is no rule that says the accent wall has to be a single color. Wallpaper or geometric design are two amazing ways to make a statement with color. Another fun idea is to use the same or similar colors but choose different finishes. For example, create vertical or horizontal stripes with the same color, but one stripe is a matte color and the other is a satin finish.
The difference between the two will be subtle, but you will be amazed at how elegant this simple contrast can be.
Don't Try to Paint the Wall Yourself
Finally, even though it is a single wall, don't assume that creating an accent wall is a simple DIY project. In addition to painting the wall, hiring a professional is amazing because a professional can help you choose the ideal color and finish to make your accent wall look phenomenal.
From making sure to work with a professional to considering wallpaper or geometric designs, there are several dos and don'ts to remember when painting an accent wall. For more information on interior painting, contact a professional near you.