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Tips to Painting Accent Walls

Painting accent walls is easy when you decide the colors you should use. But figure out just what kind of color is right for you room is a bit of work. Choose colors that go with the decor in your room and move the room together while grabbing attention. Accent walls are thought to be in focus in the room, or to draw attention to another focal point. Keep this in mind when selecting a wall to accentuate.

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Select the painting an accent wall with windows. Accent walls are often smaller walls, so the color does not overload the room. Walls without windows and doors work well because they do not have anything to break up the paint. But if the room already has a focal point, such as a beautiful work of art or a fireplace, paint the wall behind a light, complementary color to push the focus. Determine the color scheme you want for the wall. Paint in a monochromatic order by selecting a color and painting all the walls in this color scale. For example, a blue monochrome color scheme would have three bright blue walls and accent the wall as a bold blue. For an analog color scheme, select two colors that are neighbors on the color wheel. Try for example three soft yellow walls and one bold orange.

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Additional color schemes have a more bold effect and means to choose colors that are opposite each other on the color wheel. For example, soft yellow walls and a purple accent wall. Select a painting gloss and technique for the accent wall. A brighter luster makes the wall stand out more when the remaining three walls are matt. Also consider making accent wall texture or patterned with stripes, images or decals. An accent wall color combinations that has a bold color and pattern, such as a purple wall with gray bird decals on it, will really pull your eye. Paint the wall by determining any uneven ties with a drywall compound and sandpaper. Wash the wall and allow it to dry properly. Apply a toned primer first and let it dry for 36 hours. Follow color. Add a second layer if desired. Let it dry properly.

Tips and warnings

The best day to paint is hot and dry. Do not try to paint if it is very moist or there is a storm on its way. Wash hands and brush with warm water immediately after use. Do not pour redundant paint into the drain. Look into paint color recycling in your area. You may also be able to reuse the color for other projects or donate it to your child’s school for drama or other projects. Open windows and doors to help the dye dry faster. The ventilation will also keep you safe when painting.

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