The accent wall has been a favorite of designers and home owners for a while now. Some designers are big advocates of creating a focal wall with color while others prefer to have color encompass the entire room. One wall that is colorful, as this predominately white dining room, is the norm. Having more than one wall painted in an accent color can divide the space and begin to feel busy.
This dining room is a gorgeous example of how an accent wall can anchor a space, elevating it to feel more than ordinary. The soft blue grey paint of the accent wall is a nice contrast to the warmer wood tones of the floor and blonde wood table. Orange upholstery on the chairs, another warm color, pops against the cool tones of the grey wall.
This contemporary dining room is typically minimalist. There are no flourishes on the furniture or lighting, nor is there ornament on the accent wall. The blank wall becomes like a large color field painting in the space. The trapezoidal shades on the light fixture appear more sculptural against the grey wall. The off white shades would be lost against a white wall. A neutral area rug beneath the table works with both the colors of the floor and table as well as both the orange and grey.
Keeping the furniture lines and color palette very simple gives more weight to the accent wall. Because this is a contemporary space, leaving the wall bare is an option that works.