Rich Violet Colour Feature Wall in My Bedroom
Violet/purple colour feature wall
We wanted to makeover the second bedroom of our house to make it smart for when we have guests to stay the night. We decided to use a feature wall design, with the wall with the chimney breast a deep purple colour, and the other three walls a very pale blue.
We chose to use Dulux paint because of the quality, and we have used it in other areas of the house and have always been pleased with the results.
The purple colour is ‘Purple Polka 5’ and the light blue is ‘Mineral Mist’. This is a similar combination to what we saw on the Dulux website in the ‘inspiration’ section.
We brought tester pots and decided that the colours worked well together, and made the room light and airy and also interesting.
The room also contains an original Victorian fireplace, which we found boarded up with hardboard when we began decorating. We repainted it using standard gloss paint in black for the centre and white for the surround.
We wanted to put a clean, modern twist onto an original feature. We also wanted something that would both stand out from, and complement the deep purple wall.
Overall, the room has turned out very well. It looks stylish, but also light and warm.
If I was to offer any advice based on our experiences, I would recommend the Dulux colour mixing service – the paint tends to be very runny, which makes it extremely easy to apply to the walls using a roller or brush, and it also goes a long way.
My other tip is to make sure you have very smooth walls before painting. We had the plaster on the walls and ceiling re-skimmed, and then rubbed them down using an electric sander to get a really smooth finish. It really is worth the effort, as every lump and bump will show up on a plain painted wall.Click here to share your accent wall idea and see your name in lights!