An accent wall can define a space, add interest to a room and even highlight an architectural feature of your home. But with endless paint color options to choose from, how do you decide which color is the best for an accent wall in your home? I spoke with Kathy Basil of Hirshfield’s Design Studio in Minneapolis to get her opinion on the subject.
Kathy starts out by emphasizing not all walls are suitable accent walls. There needs to be a reason for an accent wall and it needs to make sense in the overall design plan. A fireplace wall, a headboard wall or a window wall all make good accent wall candidates.
The great thing about accent walls is that they allow you to incorporate bold colors into your home without committing all four walls. Kathy’s pick for accent wall color is a dark charcoal, or dark chocolate color.
Accent walls don’t always have to be paint, either. Wallpaper works great for accent walls.
For more tips on picking the best color for your accent wall, check out this article from BenjaminMoore.com: Ideas for Creating Beautiful Accent Walls.