When it comes to painting the rooms in your home, trying to determine which color you’d like can be tough. When you paint an entire room certain colors, you have to worry about the room being too bright, too dark, and too harsh on the eyes. Rather than having to determine whether that will be the case for the colors that you’re considering, take a moment and think about whether or not an accent wall would be a better option.
What is an accent wall?
An accent wall, also known as a featured wall, is a wall whose overall design differs from the others. More often than not, this wall is going to vary in color. The difference doesn’t have to be drastic. At times, accent walls are the same color as the surrounding walls, just a shade or two lighter. It may even be a difference in texture that separates this wall from the others.
Either way, there are so many reasons that choosing to add an accent wall is something worth doing. Keep reading to see a few of the reasons that we love adding accent walls in just about every room.
Adds Color to a Room
One of the primary reasons that accent walls are added is because they add a nice touch of color to a room without it being overwhelming. If the color that you’re considering painting your room is a shade that could quickly become overpowering, choosing to add it to just one wall, rather than all four, is a fantastic option. Whether you have children that are pleading for a bright pink bedroom or you’re looking for a way to incorporate a deep red into the living room, an accent wall can make it just as colorful without it becoming an overpowering decision that you regret down the road.
Designate a Focal Point
While a focal point isn’t something that every room needs to have, it’s a design element that can add quite a bit to a room. If there’s a particular part of the room that you want people’s eyes to be drawn to, painting it a different color is sure to do that. For bedrooms, accent walls can help draw the eye to the head of the bed or decor that’s hanging on the wall opposite of the bed. In living rooms, this is a great wall to place the couch or the entertainment center. Truthfully, there are so many ways that you can use an accent wall to your advantage in terms of making it a focal point.
While many accent walls are intended to be purely for design, one of the more unique reasons that accent walls are used is to create separation without having to do any construction. In most modern homes, the open floor concept is trendy but, when you’re trying to design each part of your house uniquely, it can be challenging to do. One of the best ways to keep the flow open while still creating some separation is by adding an accent wall. The block of color makes it much easier to distinguish where one section ends and the next begins.
Contact Painting Plus of Colorado
The team at Painting Plus of Colorado has been fortunate enough to provide residents with the quality interior painting that they need. Our painting company has been a proud member of the Boulder community since 1988. In that time we’ve gained valuable experience and knowledge that allow us to help homeowners achieve the look they want. Contact us today to get a quote on the painting services that you need.