2022-03-11 Cooley Brothers Painting Rolling Hills CA Accent Wall Living Room Tips

Painting An Accent Wall In Your Living Room in Rolling Hills, CA

In looking to improve the look of your living room, you might think that a full paint job is necessary for the walls, but oftentimes this is not the case and you can get the room looking quite nice by just taking one of the rooms and making it into an accent wall.

An accent wall, if you don’t know the term, refers to a wall in any given room (the living room in this case) where it stands out from the rest of the walls for some reason — painting it a different color or colors, for example.

You should be aware that if you make the time to learn a few valuable insights about painting accent walls, you can get a much nicer looking one.

Let’s have a look at some insights and tips for painting an accent wall in your living room in Rolling Hills, CA

1. Color Or Colors Should Complement Or Contrast

The first thing that you should think about when you’re looking to paint your accent wall is how the color or colors that you are going to use will go compared to the colors in the rest of the room.

Look at the walls in the room and think about what color or colors are represented there — if you have a dark blue on the walls, what color or colors would complement or contrast with it — you don’t want to go with a color that is basically the same as dark blue because that would no longer be an accent wall, it would be more like a wall you accidentally painted the wrong color.

Make sure the color or colors look good together before you paint and you will have a better looking accent wall.

2. Consider Decorations When Choosing Colors

In painting your accent wall, there’s a good possibility that you will want to put some decorations on the wall that will go along with some sort of theme as it were.

This is great, but remember that the decorations that you’re going to want to put up on the wall should also fit in with the color scheme to some extent.

You can just imagine how not good it would look if you have for example a number of portraits of family members who are all wearing purple tuxedos, and you decide that you want to make your accent wall a light shade of green.

3. Clean Before Painting

Much has been written about the subject of the importance of cleaning a surface before you paint it and this holds true even when you’re looking to paint an accent wall.

The importance of cleaning the surface comes in the form of the need to have a fully clean and dry surface that is being painted – you wouldn’t want to see how rather unpleasant a wall would look if it were fully dusty from years of use and then you just decided to put some paint on top of that — it might stand out from the rest of the walls in the room but it would do so for all the wrong reasons!

4. Consider Entry

Lastly, when you’re thinking about what wall you will want to be your accent wall, you should think about the way that people enter the room and therefore how they are going to be able to find the accent wall.

It almost will never be a good idea to make the wall the same wall that has the entry to the room as few people enter a room and then immediately spin around and look at the wall behind them.

Choose the wall that makes the most sense in terms of focal points and make that the accent wall.

Cooley Brothers Painting is a locally owned, owner-operated, family business in Torrance, California. Call the office at 310-378-4575 or email us: [email protected] You can also use our contact page to reach us.

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