GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) – If you only have time for one decorating project for the holidays, try painting a wall or two in a cool accent color. Accent walls are a great way to add color to a space and experiment with smaller doses of brighter, bolder hues.
Choosing the Right Paint Color
To help you choose the best accent wall hue for your space, use a color from a pillow or your favorite artwork, for example, as your inspiration. What is the most appealing color to you in that piece? Does it work with the main wall color? Would you enjoy living with accessories in that same color? Whatever shade you choose, an accent wall allows you to express your own unique, confident design style. So grab a paint brush and let your imagination go!
Make a Bold Statement
Bold, colorful shades are good accent wall paint colors because they accentuate a space without overpowering it.
Create a Subtle Contrast
If you prefer a more gentle contrast, try using a deeper version of your existing wall color on one strategic wall. This can be just enough to add interest and break the monotony of a single-color space.
Prep your space by filling holes and sanding rough spots, tape off the moulding and with paint that includes a primer, you could be finished in a few hours and your guests will say WOW!