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Five Tips for Creating Accent Walls

Do you have a blank wall in your home and don’t know what to do with it? Accent walls are growing in popularity and add the perfect amount of intrigue and style to any house. An accent wall is an interior or exterior wall that is a different color, shade, or design from the other walls around it. There are a variety of patterns, designs, and materials that can be used to create an accent wall, and there are hundreds of unique options when it comes to creating your own. Here are some tips to consider before starting your accent wall journey.


More than just a solid color

Think outside of the box when it comes to accent walls and their colors and themes. There are many patterns and designs available that you can customize to your home theme, and different paint finishes that can change the appearance of the wall. Stripes, polka dots, floral patterns, or murals are all examples of how you can spice up the average accent wall. There are also a variety of mediums that can be applied to the wall to enhance the colors.



Be creative with your accent wall! It doesn’t have to just consist of paint; consider using materials like wood to create patterns or panels, or wallpaper to give a designer look on a budget. Temporary wallpaper is also a great way to personalize your home. When adding texture, think about what kind of artwork you plan to hang on the wall, and how it will compare or contrast to the décor in the room. Special features within a room, such as an architectural arch or some windows, can go hand in hand with an accent wall.


Bold colors

A bright color is an easy way to make a statement in any space, and by painting one of your walls a stimulating color will add contrast and liven up any room. With the right décor and other room accents, you can coordinate with your accent wall. Some bold colors to consider are sun yellow, blood red, and electric green. These colors are eye catching and can set the tone for the rest of the room.


Light vs Dark

Consider the other wall colors in the room. Are they white or black? Darker or lighter? This will determine what shade(s) will be used for the accent wall. If you have a lighter color room, adding a dark accent wall can make the décor pop, and if you add a light color accent wall it can brighten up the room in a unique way. Compliment your light and dark colors with an accent.


Look up

Having trouble deciding which accent wall is right for you? Consider painting the ceiling! An accent ceiling can completely change the vibe of a room. With a smooth ceiling, the options of wallpaper patterns are unlimited, and a white ceiling heightens a room, and a darker color makes a room appear cozier.


Have we convinced you to start planning your accent wall? Let the pros help! With color consultants available to help you choose your colors, an onsite foreman on every job, and over 15k home projects under our belt, we can create your dream accent wall. Request a painting quote today at Arizona Painting Company.

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