Rules for Creating an Accent Wall

You’ve certainly heard of it, but what exactly is it? The accent wall, in any room you want to create it (including the bathroom), is a wall distinctly different from the others in the same environment, conceived in such a way as to attract attention to itself by creating a contrast and a glance that transmit fluidity and dynamism.

To create an accent wall you can indulge yourself with colors or effects, but it is important that you carefully choose which wall to work on and that you are careful to match the shades you choose to your decor. If your idea is to paint one wall in a darker color while leaving the others in a lighter shade, there are rules to follow

The first thing to take into account is that dark colors give the illusion that the wall in question is closer. It is an optical effect used by architects and designers to make a room that has, for example, an irregular shape more harmonious.

By doing a brief search on the internet, you will see that real patterns have been created. They will help you in choosing the accent wall to repaint according to the impact and the glance you want to create, based on the shape of the room taken into consideration

But let’s get to the point: which living room wall to paint darker? If it is a rectangular room, painting the narrowest wall with a dark and warm color will give the effect of a real approach of the wall itself with respect to the viewer. The room will have more harmonious lines and will be more proportionate.


If the office will be lived in by many people, then opt for neutral colors. It is the optimal solution even if you decide to insert some elements or accessories in the corporate colors, transforming the office furniture into a brand definition tool.

Instead, if we have to furnish our studio, or at least an office for a few people, the situation changes. By having more freedom of action, we can go beyond the classic neutral colors that are good for everyone.

Bright colors put you in a good mood, and when you’re in a good mood it’s easier to be productive, efficient and creative. All this also goes in favor of the company.

Red is associated with the idea of power and energy, it corresponds to self-confidence, confidence in one’s energy and ability. Red stimulates attention and productivity.

Yellow, in nature the color of the sun, is linked to feelings of joy, optimism and hope. Yellow suggests development and free, spontaneous, natural growth. Therefore, yellow stimulates creativity, freedom of thought and the search for the new.

Green is the color we immediately associate with nature. Green conveys feelings of stability, persistence, constancy, integrity and safety. For this, green gives balance, calm and steady nerves.

Blue suggests a clear sky and a calm sea, elements that suggest feelings of calm, peace, harmony, security. For this reason, blue favors that concentration that comes from tranquility.

Some caution and common sense before you decide to color that wall yellow because you feel it speaks to your spontaneous free-spirit. How does that color blend in or complement the surrounding area and furnitings? In another blog we descuss the importance of color harmony in your environment.

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