Accent walls can really make a statement! For spaces that need a pleasant punch, an accent wall can be all that you need. Find out what works in this room and how to implement an accent wall in your own home!
The paint color must first work with everything in the room. A contrast between the furniture, floors and wall color is important in order to avoid a washed out room. If you want to make a large impact with an accent wall, select an exciting and bright paint color. The room above works well because the bright berry color pops against the more subdued gray upholstery and the warm color of the floor stain.
White cabinets add a crisp contrast to the wall, as well as helping to tie in the white on the remaining walls. Modern and clean lines of the architecture is mirrored in the cabinetry and furniture. This space has balance and excitement.
Skylights let in plenty of natural light that highlights the bright berry color. If light was lacking in this space, it would feel dark and small. Light is always an important element in any space, especially where dramatic colors are involved. The true color can be seen best in natural light. Artificial light can skew the color. When considering an accent wall, take inventory of the natural light in the space.
The finish of the paint should be chosen with careful consideration. Try to use a matte finish on your accent wall. A matte finish works best for bright or dramatic colors. Bright colors tend to enhance flaws on the walls, but using a matte finish will help in masking these small flaws.
When in doubt, paint a small portion of the wall. This will help you evaluate how your color is affected by the light in the space and how it works with the rest of the room. If the color doesn’t work the first time, it is a simple task to repaint the small section, rather than the entire wall!
Don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions about an accent wall in your home!