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Painting accent walls is a great solution for those who want to dress up their living space but are not yet ready to commit to a full room’s worth of color. Focal walls can really spice things up and create a fresh new look.
An accent, or feature wall in a room is like the punctuation mark (an exclamation mark!) at the end of a sentence – it adds excitement and importance to the space.
By painting an accent wall, you can create a sense of architecture and shape in a boxy or rectangular room, and direct the eye strategically to where you want it to go or emphasize an existing focal point.
Best Practices for Painting Accent Walls
- The accent wall should be solid
- In a long room, the best wall is the farthest “short wall”
- Do you have a focal point in the room now? It’s better to highlight the existing point of interest than create a new one.
The Accent Wall Should Be Solid
Accent walls look best when they are solid – meaning they have no doors or windows. And rules are made to be broken
You may be tempted to “frame” your beautiful french doors or the large windows with a spectacular view, but oftentimes this will only distract instead of enhancing.
And besides, the light from the windows will usually make the accent color look dark or virtually invisible during the day.
In a long room, the best wall is the farthest "short wall"
In a really oblong room, the best wall to accentuate is the farthest short wall – the accent color will draw attention and make the wall appear closer to you, visually correcting the shape of the room.
Painting the longest wall differently will emphasize its length.
Do you have a focal point in the room now? It's better to highlight the existing point of interest than create a new one.
It’s usually better to highlight the existing point of interest than create a new one.
For example, if you have a fireplace, that’s a built-in, natural focal point that is already present in the room (no need to create something different), but you can make it stand out more by painting the wall it’s on a different color than the rest. That way you’ll be working with it, not competing against it.
Other “naturals” include the wall behind your bed’s headboard or an important piece of furniture (usually your couch), the wall holding some dramatic artwork, a niche or other interesting architectural wall feature that already attracts attention.
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When you take the time to prepare an environment for painting as opposed to just jumping right in, you also have a chance to “clear the slate,” so to speak. You’re working with a totally blank canvas and you can see all of a room or wall, holes, cracks, imperfections and all.
This is the absolute perfect time to take care of all these imperfections and finally fix those small issues that may have been bugging you for quite some time leaving you with a quality interior house painting project.