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Choosing the Best Paint Color for an Accent Wall

Choosing the Best Paint Color for an Accent Wall

Accent walls in homes have become a huge hit in the interior home design world. They are a great way to incorporate brighter and bolder hues into a space without it being too overwhelming. Having an accent wall in a living room or bedroom can really enhance the space. But with an endless color palette, how will you choose the right wall paint? Here are a few tips you should consider when choosing a paint color for an accent wall.

Consider The Existing Room

The nifty thing about wall paint is that it can transform a room—making you feel certain things when you enter it. Interior decorators use paint hues to make a room look bigger than it really is. Or if a space feels too vast, the right paint color will create a more warm and inviting feeling. So when you are selecting the best paint for an accent wall, consider what you want to do with the room.

If you want to make a space feel more cozy and intimate, select a warm color when painting walls at the far end of a room. If you want to expand a space and make it look bigger, then choose a cool paint color. The way to determine if a paint color is warm or cool is to look at the color wheel and draw a line from the yellow/green mark down to the red/violet. Everything on the left side of the line is warm and everything on the right is cool.

Don’t Be Afraid To Be Bold

Accent walls are a great way to bring color into a room without it taking over the space. Colors add life and vibrancy into a room, but sometimes you don’t want an entire room painted bright red or blue or green. That’s where accent walls come in. You can paint the other three walls a more neutral color, which makes decorating the space easier, and then an accent wall can be that punch of color. Almost like how you would use a bright accent pillow or rug in a more neutral room. Now, an accent wall doesn’t have to be bright and bold, but you do want it to have some contrast against the rest of the room in order to have an impact.

Coordinate With The Other Hues

While you shouldn’t be afraid to be bold and bright with an accent color, you need to make sure it coordinates with the rest of your room. Consider the rest of the colors that are already in your room, from the wall paint to the colors you’ve used for decorating. You should treat the accent wall almost as a decoration piece (one that’s going to stand out of course) so it needs to blend into the room. If there’s a pop of color that you like and that’s already in the room, perhaps on a lampshade or pillow, consider using that hue on the accent wall in order to make that color more pronounced.

Painting walls can be a tedious task, and you want the best paint job when it comes to your interior home design. Give our professional painters a call and we can help you get the perfect paint job for your beautiful Wayne, NJ area home.


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