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Incorporating an Accent Wall

Incorporating an Accent Wall

Many people like the idea of an accent wall in their interior spaces but aren’t really sure how to start with choosing where and what color. I found some good tips from Wagner (a paint sprayer manufacturer) on their website. Here are some highlights:

Choosing the right wall for that special splash of color is the first step. The wall to accent is generally the first thing you see when you walk into the room.

Think about the room’s purpose and the mood you want to create when choosing a color for an accent wall.

It may have distinctive architectural features or placements, such as a built-in bookcase, a wainscoting, a fireplace, an architectural nook, or it could be the anchor wall behind the bed in a bedroom.

Don’t let the wide array of paint colors available overwhelm you when choosing a color for your accent wall. Avoid it by developing a color scheme for the room that utilizes the "60-30-10 rule."

Here's how the 60-30-10 accent wall color rule works:

  • 60 percent of the room – including its painted surfaces and decor – represents your dominant color choice
  • 30 percent is applied to a secondary color
  • 10 percent is for the accent color

You can read the full article here.

An accent wall is a great way to make a change and have something fresh and new in your environment without having to re-paint an entire room. You can tie in colors to accent pillows, art work or other room décor and make it more interesting. Whether you have a big paint job and want to include an accent wall or just want a small space freshened up, give Brooks Painting a call for a free estimate. (We can help you with color selection too!) 530-753-5074.

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