Picking an Accent Wall Color
How to Choose the Right Accent Colors
Choosing the perfect color for an accent wall can be a tough decision, as it can drastically change the look and feel of a room. Whether you’re looking to add an accent wall to your bedroom, living room, or other rooms in your home, there are millions of colors to choose from. Deciding which color is best for what room can be a stressful time, but don’t worry we at Waste Solutions 123 are here to help. Check out our tips below to picking the right accent wall color, get some color ideas, and find out the latest trends!
A Basic Idea of How to Pick to an Accent Wall Color
Choose the Right Wall to Accent
The best way to choose an accent wall is typically to paint the first wall you see when walking into a room. This wall will usually feature something, whether it be a fireplace, bookcase, painting, or anything else that catches the eye.
Develop a Color Scheme
It’s very important to have a color scheme in mind when decorating and painting a room. Remember, don’t overdo one color, use the 60-30-10 rule when painting and decorating. 60% should be neutral, 30% applied to a second color, and 10% for the accent color.
Match the Accent Color with the Room
Colors can change a rooms energy, it wouldn’t make sense to choose a hot pink paint for your accent wall in your living room. Some colors just don’t fit, consider what mood you want to create in the space, and the purpose of the room. If you’re painting a child’s nursery, choosing a soothing color such as lilac, or a pale blue would be a perfect fit.
With that in mind, check out some of these ideas for accent wall colors in your living room, kitchen and bedroom!
Color Ideas for Your Living Room
Your living room is often a focal point of your home, you your family and friends spend a lot of time in this room, so it makes sense to brighten up the space with an accent wall! Many people choose a color based off their furniture, but don’t be afraid to introduce a new color to the space, and add some contracts. Here are some ideas from both sides of the spectrum:
- Add a dark accent in a light room – If you have a lot of light colored furniture and lots of natural light, consider a dark brown or navy blue to add some contrast that you will definitely love!
- Pick a color that reflects your climate – Do you own a beach house or live near the ocean? Maybe you’re area has lush trees and woods. Whatever the case, bring in a color from the outdoors.
- Accent the key feature in the room – Add a bright color (think blues and greens here) behind a built-in bookshelf, fireplace or piano and pair it with the same color lighting fixtures.
Color Ideas for Your Kitchen
Your kitchen can be as bold as your cooking style. When deciding on an accent wall color, think bright and vibrant, here’s some ideas that fit both big and small kitchens:
- Add some drama with the right hue – There’s nothing wrong with adding a bright orange, a unique green or a blue that will make your guests do a double take.
- Pick a more traditional color – A dark gray can provide a balanced feel. It’s also a timeless and practical color an especially good choice if you know you’ll sell your home at some point.
- Forget picking a color altogether – Who needs to paint when you can add wood planking, a faux stone accent wall or even a chalkboard wall? These elements will make your kitchen even more unique than a splash of paint could, yet you’ll certainly pay the price for them.
Color Ideas for Your Bedroom
Usually, the best wall to paint as an accent wall is the one at the head of your bed. Adding color to this wall can bring new life into your bedroom and change the space for the better. For the bedroom, decide between a warm or cool color, here’s some accent wall colors that work for both:
- Accent with a warm color – Oranges, yellows and reds pull an object or wall towards your eye, making the room feel smaller. In large and long spaces, consider using a warm color to make the space more intimate.
- Accent with a cool color – Darker greens, blues and purples push a wall away from your eye, this can help give the illusion of a larger space. Consider using one of these colors to open up the space and provide nice contrast with whites and light colors.
- Forget walls and accent the ceiling – Turn an accent wall into an accent ceiling. In bedrooms specifically, adding a cool color to a low ceiling can make the space feel much bigger. If you’re feeling bold, try this accent alternative out.
We hope you found these tips helpful when deciding on your perfect accent wall color. Remember, if you’re doing some home renovations and updating, you may need a dumpster to haul away whatever waste you have. If you’ve got some waste from your household projects, call us at Waste Solutions 123 for an affordable dumpster rental!