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Modern Accent or Feature Wall Painting Ideas


A great way to add color to your home without a huge commitment is by painting a feature wall or accent wall. This allows you to add a bold color, or a color you wouldn't necessarily choose for your entire home, to one wall. This strategic move can add focus and style to an otherwise plain room. Once you've planned out your accent wall for your feature wall painting project, we can help you get started right away. Here are some things to keep in mind while designing an accent wall.

Choose a Wall with an Existing Focal Point

Using a wall with a fireplace or unique feature makes a great choice for a feature wall. The contrasting color will draw even more attention to the focal point, making it a perfect spot to make bold style choices.

Choosing A Color for Your Feature Wall

An accent wall is a perfect opportunity to use a color that you wouldn't necessarily choose for most of your home. Feature wall painting is your chance to step out of the box and use a color that will pop. It's also important to use a color that you can tie in with existing accents in the room. For example, if you have great burnt orange plaid throw pillows that you love in your beige living room, choosing burnt orange for you accent wall could be a good choice.

Choosing A Color for the Remaining Walls

During your feature wall painting project, you have several different options for the remaining walls once you choose a color for your accent wall. You could use a lighter version of that color. For example, if you choose a dark purple for your accent wall, you could do a light lavender on the remaining walls. Or you could choose a neutral color with an undertone that compliments the accent color.

Adding Decor to Complement the Feature Color

Once you've decided on your feature wall paint color, its time to add decor to make it pop. Choose items with small amounts of the color or lighter versions of the color. For example, if you have a red accent wall, adding red roses in vases on the opposite side of the accent wall would look amazing.

Once you've decided on your feature wall color and complementing colors, be sure to hire a professional painting company to get the best results. Contact our professionals today for feature wall painting advice!

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