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Accent walls serve many decorative purposes, but one of our favorite uses of them involves breaking the monotony of a plain white room. Many people enjoy bold and bright colors, but recognize the fact that an entire room painted neon green may be overwhelming. Accent walls offer a controlled space for bright paint colors to not only thrive, but to complement other elements of décor and give creative life to a space.
Rooms for Kids
Children and teenagers generally enjoy adding a little personality to a room. Unfortunately, sometimes the notion of a “hot pink” room comes to life in the form of a homeowner’s living nightmare. Accent walls are great, because they allow them to choose a color and paint a single wall that will add personality to a room. Another positive aspect is the ability to easily change the color when they inevitably lose their affinity for the particular bold paint color choice.
It’s amazing how rooms can be connected by using accent walls. Choosing a prominent paint color, along with a small number of fabrics, accessories or furnishings that are the same hue can make the room feel connected.
Having an accent wall doesn’t always mean using a loud, vibrant color. Selecting a deeper paint color for one wall can add a whole new dynamic. It can even be as simple as using a slightly darker hue of a room’s existing color to create an interesting effect. The result is a nice “framing” effect for artwork, fireplaces and TVs that will make them seem more prominent. This is also a popular selection for those who are skeptical using particularly loud colors. Deeper colors offer a more gentle contrast that can be appreciated.
The beauty of accent walls is that the psychological effects of various paint colors are softened. For instance, many advise against a red room because it is believed to elicit feelings of anger or hostility. But many people really like that color. Accent walls offer the chance to use these colors without worrying about any negative mood associations. When it comes to making a paint color choice, homeowners can simply select their favorites, or take colors from their favorite current décor.