As you are designing and updating your home, you may be looking for ways to add color and highlight different architectural aspects of your home. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to paint an accent wall. If you have never had an accent wall in your home, it may be hard to decide which one to paint a different color. McKay’s Painting is here to share some tips with you that will hopefully help you choose the perfect wall to add an accent color to.
What Do You Want to Accent?
There are several reasons that homeowners may want to have an accent wall in their home. Maybe you are looking for ways to incorporate more color in a home that is filled with mostly neutral colors. It’s possible that you have architectural elements in your home that you are looking to highlight, or sometimes you can use a an accent wall to draw the eye to an interesting piece of art you have showcased in your house. If you plan your accent wall just right, it can be a beautiful and unique addition to your home.
Choose a Small Wall to Be Accent Wall
You don’t want an accent wall to be overwhelming in a space. There is a reason that it is called an accent wall; you want it to do just that, accent the other design features in the space. This is why you are better off choosing one of the smaller walls in the space as your accent wall. Just a pop of color that bring character into your space without overwhelming it.
Choosing a Recessed Wall as an Accent Wall
Many homes have walls that are recessed and sit back further than other walls in the room. These often make a great choice for an accent wall. A recessed wall brings architectural intrigue to a room and in order to highlight this, a different color can help to achieve this goal. These are walls that are usually smaller, which is another reason they are the perfect choice.
Don’t Be Afraid of Color when Painting Accent Wall
If you are interested in adding some bolder colors to your home but aren’t willing to paint an entire room that color, your accent wall is a great way to bring bolder color into your home. Don’t be afraid to choose an option that initially you think is too bold. You may be surprised at how much you love having that bolder choice. On the other hand, it you get a color on the wall that is too much, you can always change it out without the work that is involved in painting an entire room.
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Anytime you are painting in your home, it can be a lot of work. If you are intimidated by the prospect of choosing a color and painting an accent wall, call on the experts at McKay’s Painting to help you achieve the design you are looking for. Call us today!