Roundup: Painted Accent Walls

Roundup: Painted Accent Walls

Beth Zeigler
Nov 13, 2008

111308pop-01.jpgWe're not commitment shy by any means but we love how you can achieve the same affect by painting just one wall in a room opposed to painting all four walls. We've rounded up a handful of painted accent walls from previous posts that will leave you inspired and hopefully a little less shy when it comes time to pick a paint color for your space.

We found this bold green wall on dylanpask's Flickr site yesterday. The jewel toned green makes this apartment anything but boring. Instead of painting one accent wall, he decided to paint two--which we think looks great. It makes the surrounding pieces of furniture pop out from the wall and the cool color is soothing to the eye.

This gray accent wall is a fabulous contrasting color for the velvet orange couch. Again, the colorful background makes the furniture stand out, which is definitely a huge improvement from an all white wall.

This living room uses a bright orange accent wall to give the room depth. Once again the accent wall makes the black couch stand out as the center of attention as it contrasts nicely against the orange wall.

We've been dying to paint a wall in our apartment black and we use this picture as constant inspiration. By painting a small area black (or any color for that matter) you're creating a center or zone for that area. In this instance, the black wall is the entry way zone for coats and shoes. The area is also a connector between rooms and the black moves your focus along as you walk in the front door through to the interior rooms.

This orange wall in the kitchen also acts as a connector between two rooms, which helps the space flow effortlessly. We love orange in the kitchen because it's such a warm, fun color.

This brown accent wall makes the bed seem to have much more importance and does double duty as a headboard.

We love this black accent wall behind a geometric headboard. Not only does the black paint make the headboard pop, it's a great color for the bedroom--sexy and soothing.

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