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August 16, 2021

Accent Paint Ideas for Your Home

Dare to be different?  

There are so many ways to add fun and unforgettable style to any room in your home. And inexpensive too! Inspiring accent walls can create focal points and definitely transform a room. But don’t limit yourself to just walls. You can accent doors, ceilings, and floors too. The best part, you can do these yourself.  

Here are some fun ideas to inspire you to spruce up your space:  

Think Beyond Solid Colors

Think outside of the box when you are considering a new accent wall. You are not limited to simple wall paint covering the wall. Think about other ways to use paint color. Your accent wall may be perfect for stripes or for a specialty paint finish. Metallics are powerful style statements for an accent wall.

If you don't feel comfortable going wild with color choice and placement, one foolproof idea is to paint the wall the same color as the other walls, but 2 shades darker.

Accent Wall in a Neutral Room

Accent walls can be bright and bold, however, you should still consider an accent wall even if you're keeping your room neutral. Accent walls can work just as well in a neutral color, as a bright one. In a neutral color scheme a dark brown accent wall is just as dramatic.

Bold Accent Colors

Add pillows or accessories with the same color of your accent wall around the room to coordinate with your new color, you can choose whatever color makes you happy

Look at Other Wall Colors

Take into consideration the color on your other walls. Most accent walls look best when they adjoin walls in a light to medium shade. Accent walls in an all-white room are stunning but tricky. The contrast of a bright accent wall against white walls can look very modern and even stark. Balance your strong accent wall color with neutral colors on the other walls. Your neutral walls can be gray, or greige, or beige, whatever works best with your accent color. If you do choose to accent a wall in a white room, soften the contrast with mid-tone accent color to make it softer.

More than Walls

Think about other ways to use an accent wall. Have you considered the ceiling? I love adding color to ceilings. Accent ceilings can be created with soft colors or even vivid colors. Have you thought about the face of a tray ceiling?

Choose the Right Wall

Be careful when picking your accent wall. Rooms without an architectural feature can benefit from an accent wall. A wall of windows can also be your accent wall, however, a dark accent color surrounding windows can create a bright light effect and overwhelm the room.

One thing is for sure. Your possibilities are limitless!  A picture is definitely worth a thousand words, so check our pictures for inspiration and ideas for your home.  Cornerstone’s model homes are also a great source for ideas for paint and textured wall coverings. Our homeowners love to personalize their homes to fit their unique personalities. Grab your paintbrush and get started! 


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