Van Isle Paint Logo

Painting Tips: Accent Walls

When it comes to interior painting, a great way to add something exciting to a room is by painting an accent wall. For many good reasons, people tend to use calm or muted colours on most interior walls. This is often because a whole room, or a whole home, painted in a brilliant hue can sometimes feel intense. Accent walls allow you to add a burst of vibrancy. They accentuate your home with a fresh feeling, without overwhelming the senses.

Choosing the Right Wall

When planning on adding an accent wall to a room, the first thing to consider is which wall you want to do it on. One consideration is that you want it to be a self-contained wall. Meaning it doesn’t stretch beyond one room into a hallway or another connected space. If it does, you may want to consider creating a line on the wall where the accent colour will stop. Or, you can also allow the colour to cross into the next room.

Another factor to keep in mind is that an accent wall should be fairly symmetrical, rather than having an irregular angle to it. An accent wall is most pleasing when it’s perfectly square or rectangular, not being interrupted by windows or doors.

Lastly, it’s important to remember that the accent wall creates a focal point. You want to make sure your choice of accent wall is one that makes sense as a focus of the room. Consider where people stand or sit in the room and choose a wall that won’t make them feel off-balance or distracted.

Shutterstock 693497896 Scaled

Choosing the Right Colour

Now for the fun part! If your walls are a neutral tone, you can choose just about any accent colour without clashing. Just keep in mind the furniture and surrounding decorations you have in the room, and coordinate your accent wall accordingly. If you’re looking for a bold modern vibe, you could choose something bright and eclectic. Yet, if you want to take the accent wall in a moody direction, you could try a shade of charcoal grey or navy blue. The opportunities are endless, it all depends on your personal style and preference!


Van Isle Paint

Victoria, BC, and Beyond

(250) 412-3885

Share this post