Tips For Painting Accent Walls

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Have you ever been interested in painting an accent wall but unsure where to begin? If you have been curious yet uncertain about using accent walls, allow us to make you feel more comfortable with the process. Accent walls add identity to a room without having to paint the whole space.  They are less likely to overwhelm a room, especially when using a bright or bold color of paint.

Do paint the whole wall. When choosing to paint an accent wall keep in mind that it stands on its own. Avoid partially painted accent walls. A partially painted wall works better when the entire room is painted in the same manner. An accent wall is a part to a whole; therefore the entire wall should be used.

Whether the desired look is bold or a subdued space, make sure the trim color works with the accent wall color along with the rest of the room or overall space. Remember it is part of a whole.

Don’t be afraid to place two accent walls with in a close proximity of one another. These can either use the same color, or use complementary colors.

For example if you want a relaxed room, choose soft sea foam green and use this color to paint two accents walls. If you are going for an edgier look, choose two colors that complement one another.

Colors that complement one another can easily be identified by looking at the color wheel and examining the way colors appear on the wheel in relationship to one another. Analogous colors are colors that lay next to one another on the color when (such as green, turquoise and blue).

Accent walls also have the added benefit of being easy to repaint if the color is not perfect. How many times have you committed to painting an entire room and been unhappy with the results?  Take advantage of these benefits and add some personality to any area in your home.

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