Accent wall in the interior: how to highlight it?
The most effective way to highlight a wall is to decorate it in bright color. The richer and more contrasting the main color is, the more effective the accent is. To create such an accent wall, they usually use staining or wallpapering.
There are several design secrets that will help you make the right choice of color for the accent wall. First of all, it is necessary to take into account the peculiarities of perception. “Hot” colors visually approach us. Therefore, if the room is narrow, you should not paint the long walls in the “hot” color. The “hot” ones include red, orange, warm brown and many of their shades. If you paint in one of these shades a long wall in a narrow room, the room visually narrows even more.
But one of the short walls can be made “hot”. Due to this, the room will visually decrease in length and will seem a little more square.
Cool shades, on the contrary, are able to move away from us. Therefore, for a long wall in an oblong narrow room, it is better to choose one of their cold colors. These include blue, blue, purple, cool green, gray, and many of their shades.
If you prefer a calm, peaceful atmosphere, choose a color for the accent wall that is close to the one that prevails in the room.
For example: if a room is decorated in blue tones, the soft green accent wall will be close in color. The environment will be pretty calm and restrained, but the green wall will still stand out and attract attention.
If you want something more energetic and impressive, choose an antagonist color, that is, a color located on a circle opposite the shade that prevails in the interior. For example: if a room is decorated in beige and lilac tones, the accent wall can be made light green.
In a neutral (white, black and white, gray, beige, beige-brown, etc.) room accent wall can be completely any color – for example, your favorite.
Select an ornament or pattern
To make one wall different from others, you can use not only the color, but also drawings, patterns, ornaments. This will bring new shapes and lines into the interior, which will influence the perception of the geometry of the room. In addition, the pattern of the accent wall can work on an idea, creating a particular mood.
For example, the accent wall may be striped. If the stripes are arranged horizontally, the accent wall will expand visually, and the room will seem a bit more spacious, but lower. In addition, the striped wall will create some dynamics, make the room more energetic.
Floral ornaments soften the atmosphere. Even if the room will be coarse furniture and a large number of equipment, thanks to the floristic accent wall, the room will turn out to be balanced, cozy, pleasant to the eye and not at all coarse. But the checkered accent wall in the interior, on the contrary, will add to it brutality and some stiffness.
The emphasis on drawings and ornaments is especially suitable for those who prefer monochrome interiors. You can not enter additional colors. Let the accent wall be made in the same color as the rest of the surface, but thanks to the ornament this wall will stand out from the common space, become dominant.
Textured accent wall
You can bet not on the color and pattern, but on the surface texture. Adding new textures to the interior makes it deep, heterogeneous, interesting. Accent wall can be finished with brick, stone, tile, mosaic, wood panels, bamboo leaf, decorative plaster.
Brick and stone will fit perfectly in both urban and rural styles. Wood and bamboo emphasize the rural or natural component. The mosaic will decorate the interior, in which the emphasis is on decorativeness and luxury (for example, in the Arabic style).
It is possible to kill two birds with one stone: select the wall, saving the interior from flat facelessness, and bring the thematic component into the room. To solve these problems usually use wallpaper.
If the accent wall is created using photo wallpaper, the decor in the room should be at a minimum. And the palette should be quite scarce. Otherwise, it will be difficult to avoid some kind of redundancy that bothers the eye.