Dos And Don'ts Of Choosing An Accent Wall Color

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After we moved into our first home, we realized that the color that was on the walls had to go. Although we had initially thought that it was a beige color, the more we looked at it, the more we realized that it had heavy pink undertones. We decided to paint over the color, but we weren't sure how to get started. However, after working with a painter, we had a better idea of what would look nice. He was kind enough to paint a few large patches of color on the walls of our home, and it made a huge difference. This blog is all about working with a professional painter and choosing the right color for your home.


Dos And Don'ts Of Choosing An Accent Wall Color

8 June 2023
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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.