Tips On Painting An Accent Wall

By Brook Furniture Rental –

Thinking of experimenting with some of 2018’s new color trends? An accent wall is a perfect way to introduce a fresh look to a room without committing to a full room’s worth of color. For the best outcome, focal walls must complement your interior style, layout, and furniture. So, before pulling out the paint roller, here are a few tips to consider.

Bedroom Accent Wall

Choosing the right wall.

Choosing the right wall is the first step in creating an accent statement. There are many things to consider for a successful outcome. Most accent walls are used to break up a large room or to emphasize a specific architectural element such as a fireplace. Often, they create focal backdrops to showcase a fabulous sofa or piece of artwork and add interest to an otherwise ordinary space. The accent wall should serve as a focal point for the room both in color, size, and placement without being disruptive to the overall harmony of the space.

Livingroom Accent Wall

Choosing the right color.

Once you have decided on your accent wall the next step is to choose an appropriate color. Consider the dominant color scheme of the current walls and existing décor. A good rule of thumb is to follow the “60-30-10 rule” color combination.

This means:

  • 60 percent of the room, including its painted surfaces and decor, represents a dominant color
  • 30 percent is applied to a secondary color
  • 10 percent is the accent color

As an example, look at the color hues in your throw pillows or a piece of artwork that you want to showcase. Most accent walls work well when they adjoin walls with similar colors. If your existing décor is made up of neutrals, a good choice is to choose a softer mid-tone color that will harmonize with the adjacent wall color and add balance to the room.

Bedroom Blue Accent Wall

When working with bolder colors, choosing a complementary color found in a piece of artwork or décor can create a stunning accent backdrop if it coincides with the rest of the color scheme and style.

Diningroom Accent Wall

Don’t be afraid to experiment.

This year’s trends in color hues present a multitude of opportunities to get creative. Depending on your color scheme and the focal point you are trying to create, don’t be afraid to experiment with some bold choices such as Pantone’s color of the year, Ultra Violet or Benjamin Moore’s sizzling, Caliente.

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