Brightening Up Your Home: How to Choose an Accent Wall Color
Trying to think of ways to brighten up your Rio Rancho or Albuquerque home this spring? Painting an accent wall is a great way to do exactly that! Accent walls can easily enhance the look of any room or transform it into a whole new aesthetic! But first, here are a few things to consider:
Choosing a Wall
Technically, any wall can be turned into an accent wall, but choosing the right one can entirely change the look and feel of your home. Try this: walk into the room you’re wanting to paint and take a look around—which wall is the largest or which is your attention immediately drawn to? That is your accent wall! You should also consider elements in your home that create natural focal points, such as a fireplace, a large peak in the ceiling, or where your TV is displayed.
Choosing a Color
If your decor is neutral, then go with a bright wall color to liven things up. If the overall look of the room is too bright or disorderly, choose a neutral wall color to tone things down. It’s also important to consider color theory and how certain colors will affect the mood or ambiance of a room. Warm colors, like reds, oranges, and yellows are said to evoke happiness, optimism, and energy, and may make a room appear smaller. Whereas cool colors like blues, greens, and purples evoke a sense of calmness and relaxation, and may make your room appear larger. Start by considering what look and feel you want to achieve, then choose a color!
More Than an Accent Wall
Accent walls are meant to be eye-catching, so why not turn your accent wall into a work of art? Painting a mural, patterned effect, or a gradient look will turn your accent wall into a custom masterpiece. Mimic your favorite photo or landscape, then tie it in with your home by choosing colors that match existing items, such as your bedding, a rug, or pillows!
Adding Texture and Depth
Accent walls don’t have to be a solid, smooth texture—painting over a pre-existing brick wall or wood paneling can add more depth and will make their natural texture stand out. If you don’t already have pre-existing brick or wood, adding paneling to your walls is an inexpensive and easy way to achieve this look, or Mike’s Quality Painting can directly add texture to the wall using painting techniques.
Choose the Trusted Rio Rancho Painting Company—MQP!
No matter the vision you have for your home, trust the experts at Mike’s Quality Painting to bring it to life! For years, we’ve been Rio Rancho and Albuquerque’s trusted painters, enhancing New Mexicans’ homes and lives through quality service and painting. From full service interior painting to crown moulding, and wall texturing, we have the skills and tools to help you achieve whatever look you have in mind! For more information on our services or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (505) 508-5342.