Unexpected Effect of Adding an Accent Wall

by Yelena Kublitski
(project in Somers Point, NJ)

Red Accent Wall

Red Accent Wall

Molly felt that her living room looked boxy, outdated and boring. We agreed that the room needed a focal point and suggested adding some modern drama to it by painting the central wall in an accent color.

We looked around at the existing furniture and other decor elements to give us some color ideas. There was a lot of natural wood color in the room, tan color on the walls, in the wall art and carpet, and red in the chair upholstery. We selected red for the feature wall, because it offered the best background for the other colors in the room.

Molly was more than happy with the end result. She was expecting to just upgrade the style of the room, but she also got an unexpected bonus - the room now looked much warmer, cozier and more inviting than before. She says her family now spends most of their time in that room, because the room now lends itself to conversations, games and quality family time, and no wonder - red color is famous for its effect of bringing people together and promoting conversation!

See also:

More Accent Wall Projects

Creative Accent Wall Painting Ideas

How to Choose the Right Wall and Color for Your Accent Wall


Paint Color Cheat Sheets

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Great look
by: Angela Burton

I love the idea of using a contrasting colour on one wall, and how in this example the focal point of the wall with the fireplace gives the room a great feel and cozy-ness.

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