An accent wall – a wall painted a different color than the other walls of the room – is an easy and effective way to not only liven up the space but also (depending on the color you choose) to fool the eye into seeing the room as a different size than it is. When it comes to choosing the right wall to highlight as an accent wall and the best color to paint it, helps to consider the room’s exposure, along with basic color theory. Here are some great tips and advice to help you decide which wall to accentuate in your bedroom, and the best color to paint it.
Below are a few perspectives on accent walls:
Warm Color Theory - Warm colors (orange, yellow and red) tend to pull the wall towards the eye, which makes a space appear smaller.
Cool Color Theory - Cool colors (green, blue and purple) tend to pull the wall away from the eye, which makes a small bedroom appear larger.
Find a Wall that Stands Out
The best accent wall is the wall that stands out in the bedroom. It's the wall you are drawn to when you enter the room. Most often, this will be the wall at the head of your bed.
Thinking of adding an accent wall? We would love to help. RB Painting Company has served Charlottesville for almost 20 years and we would love to help you pick out colors that best accent your existing walls.
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