Accent walls have been making a come-back recently and, suddenly, it seems like everyone is posting about their new, popping décor. An accent wall is a wall, usually on the interior but can also be on the exterior, that has a different color, shade, design or material from the other walls around it.
It can be a great way to totally change the look of a room with relatively little effort and it offers great flexibility. The first thing to think about when considering an accent wall is whether you want the painted wall to be the main visual element in the room or if you prefer to draw the eye to something else like artwork, furniture or a view. Accent walls tend to work best in rooms with neutral furnishings.
When choosing which wall to paint, make sure to take into account where the eye is naturally drawn to in the room and account for symmetry of the overall look at the end.
There are a few ways to go about choosing a look for your accent wall. You can be subtle and choose something monochromatic that blends with the rest of the walls. You can be bold and pick a colour that really “pops”: turquoise, navy, and deep greens have been popular lately. And don’t limit yourself to solid colours. You can also play with textures, stripes, other shapes and patterns, or specialty paint finishes like metallic.
Whatever you choose, your room is sure to look unique with an accent wall!