Accentuate the Positive: 20 Colorful Accent Walls

When it comes to color, I'm a middle of the road person. While I admire people who go for the gusto with four walls of bright, bold color, I'm more in tune with moderated uses. Accent walls deliver a robust dose of color with less work, more flexibility and require slightly less color confidence. In other words, they're perfect for lazy, timid, commitment phobes like me.

I rounded up twenty rooms from our archives to inspire readers who are looking to incorporate more color in a room, but who aren't quite ready to take the 4-wall plunge. You can follow the links in the captions to learn more about each room. As you can see, wallpaper is as effective as paint in adding color and pattern on an accent wall and walls with paint treatments like stripes and chevron equal more than the sum of their parts.

(Images credited in the original posts)

Related posts on Apartment Therapy:
Roundup: Bright Accent Walls
Accent Walls Using Wallpaper
7 Ways to Decorate an Accent Wall

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.