Bold wall colors can be a scary concept for some homeowners, but accent walls are a great way to add color to a space without going overboard. Successful accent walls are all about strategy, so read through these tips before grabbing your paint brush.
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Choosing the Room
Different rooms let in different kinds of natural lighting. Rooms on the east or north side of a home let in a cooler quality of sunlight, while rooms on the south or west side of a home let in warmer lighting. Cool-hued accent walls are best for southern or western rooms and warm-hued accent walls are best for eastern or northern rooms as they balance out the visual temperature of the room.
Choosing the Wall
Your color choice will change the perception of the wall on which it is placed.
Choosing the Color
For inspiration, pick your favorite piece of artwork, decor, throw pillow, etc. and choose a color that's most appealing to you. Does it blend well with your main wall colors? Could you live with this color of accessories for a while? If so, go with it - just make sure your other wall colors are neutral and won't compete with the accent color.
If you are going for a more subtle contrast, use a deeper color of your existing wall colors, which will be just enough to add interest to your space.
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