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Tips on Painting an Accent Wall

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Accent Wall Painting

To paint an accent wall, you can start by masking off the wall and painting a base coat. Then you can use either a brush or a roller to paint the accent color.

For best results, do not roll your paint directly onto the drywall. You should first apply primer to the wall and then use a brush or roller to apply the paint.

After the base coat is dry, you can apply another coat of your base color and then finish it off with an accent color. To ensure that you get an even coverage of your accent color, roll it on with a small roller.

It will be easier to control where you want your accent color applied if you roll it on rather than applying it with a brush. If using latex paint, be sure to wait for at least 24 hours before using any type of adhesive on your walls such as wallpaper or contact paper.

Painting an accent wall can add a dramatic touch to any room. It will also make it easier to decorate a room since you will have one less color to coordinate with.

Be sure to consider the colors you plan on using for your walls and other furniture before choosing an accent color. If you have a neutral colored couch, for example, it would be better to choose a bold accent color rather than a soft color that might blend in with the couch.

You should also consider your wall color and the other furnishings in the room when choosing an accent color.

Choosing an Accent Color

If you’re unsure about which accent color to choose, consider one of these suggestions:

Green is a great accent color. It can make a room feel warmer and more inviting. Be sure to choose a soft green or a light sage green rather than a bright, lime green.

Orange is another great accent color. It will brighten up any room and can help make a smaller room appear larger. It also works well with yellow and turquoise colors.

Blue works well as an accent color because it goes with just about any other color. Consider using navy blue as an accent color since it’s one of the most popular shades of blue in interior design today.

Purple is another great accent color to consider for your home’s interior design. Darker shades of purple such as plum or eggplant can be dramatic while lighter shades such as lavender or lilac are softer and more subtle in appearance.


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