Interior Painting Amador County, CA Part 1: How to Choose an Accent Wall

If you’re planning for interior panting in Amador County, CA and need to add an accent wall, choosing one can be tricky.  

Nevertheless, a colorful accent wall is a great way to give a room a new look. 

It creates a focal point in your interior, which makes the choice of wall important.

If you have a fireplace, built-in bookcase or anything else you want to showcase, use an accent wall to make this object the center of attention.

Before choosing a paint color, consider the purpose of the room, the atmosphere you want to create and the current color palette. 

Here is a detailed look at how to choose the best accent wall when doing interior painting in Amador County, California. 

Find The Natural Focal Point In The Room.

The focal point of a room is not always the wall you see when you first walk in.

Choose the wall to which you want to draw attention because it is exceptional and attractive.

For example, in a room with a fireplace, highlight the wall of the fireplace.

If you have built-in bookcases, an interesting corner, paneling, or something else that is architecturally distinctive, highlight it.

In a bedroom, the wall behind the headboard is a great choice for an accent wall.

If you have an exceptional sofa, a work of art or another striking object in the room, accent the wall behind such items.  

Create A Focal Point If The Room Does Not Have One.

Think about how you plan to decorate the space and the furniture you have.

So you can use these and the accent wall to create a focal point in the room.

If you’re repainting a new unfurnished room, know that it is the accent wall that will determine the color palette of the rest of the room.

For example, if you want to hang a collection of framed family photos, display them against the background of the accent wall.

Large and attractive indoor plants can also serve as focal points. If you have a special plant or something that catches your eye in the room, highlight it with an accent wall.

Choose A Solid Wall Without Doors Or Windows.

Accent walls look better on solid walls without an opening, like doors or windows.

If you have large open windows that offer a view of a beautiful landscape, this wall is not necessarily a good choice, because the view can distract instead of accentuating your accent wall. 

The natural light from the large windows can also change the appearance of the paint on the wall and you might not like the results.

However, this is not a hard and fast rule, if you really want to highlight a wall that has a door or windows, take your chances. 

Select The Smallest Wall Farthest From A Rectangular Room.

If you are dealing with a long narrow room, do not highlight one of the long walls. The color you use to highlight them can make them even longer, creating an imbalance in the room.

Highlighting the farthest small wall will make it seem closer to you and balance the rectangular shape of the room.

This will create a more proportionate atmosphere in the bedroom.

The Bottom Line 

The above are just the basic guidelines and observing them can help you add interest and a little drama in your home interior without making your interior seem out of balance.

 But remember, you have all the artistic freedom, so do not hesitate to break any of the ‘rules’ to accommodate your tastes and preferences. 

If you need professional help with choosing the perfect accent wall and painting it, our creative team at Michael Hines Painting can help. 

Call us at 209-256-4587 to book a FREE estimate and let us help you make your interior more interesting!

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