Home Painting in San Ramon can seem boring if you use the same colors each time you paint the interior of your home. To break up the ‘ho-hum’ in your home, consider adding an accent wall. You can use these tips to create an accent wall that will make your room stand out.
You may have found the perfect paint to match your hard-to-match love seat, but you think having the entire room this color would be too much. You don’t have to have an all-or-nothing mentality when it comes to painting. Choosing to add an accent wall is one way you can have the best of both worlds – a splash of color without overwhelming the room.
Accent walls can be used in each room of your home, even a hallway or foyer. Use the accent color on the wall behind your hard-to-match love seat to help it stand out from the other furniture in the room. You can also use an accent wall in the dining room to showcase your grandmother’s antique buffet or China cabinet. Wherever you want to draw attention is the perfect place for an accent wall. Let your personality shine in your space with a colorful accent wall.
Interior decorators will tell you the importance of having one dominate color in a room along with one subordinate color and at least one, if not two, accent colors. If your loveseat has the dominant color for decorating, you could use that color for the accent wall. Does your family have artwork that you would like to draw attention to in the room? Using a subordinate color that is used in each of the pieces could make the perfect choice for the accent color behind the paintings. In a kitchen, if you have granite or marble cabinet tops you can choose a color from this surface to use as the accent. It will help your room feel more coordinated.
There’s nothing that says an accent wall has to be one color. In fact, some of the most effective accent walls have patterns to them. Some people choose to use wallpaper to create the accent wall, but you could also use stripes, a painted mural or faux finish of some type. But which wall do you use for an accent wall?
- Choose a wall that does not have windows or doors. Of course, if you have a picture window with a great view to the outdoors, you may want to use an accent color to draw the eye to the view.
- Use an accent wall to draw attention to the natural focal point of the room. This could be a beautiful fireplace, a grand piano or an architectural feature that already draws attention when you walk in the room.
- An accent wall can give the illusion of a different size or shaped room. Many homes have oblong rooms. By creating an accent wall with a darker color, it will make the room seem shorter.
- Choose a color that is deeper than the other walls. In fact, use the same color palette but choose a color that is at least two shades deeper for the most effective accent wall if you’re not ready for a wall with a bold difference.
If you’re still unsure about using an accent wall when you start home painting in San Ramon, turn to painting contractors like Custom Painting, Inc. They will be able to help you make the most of your interior painting.