Why we love an accent wall

Accent walls are a great way to have fun and experiment with colour in your home, so if you're looking for an extra pop of colour in your bedroom or living room, consider an accent wall to add that dimension into your home. An accent wall is a great way to balance a room, especially if there’s a vibrant colour you love, but feel it’s too much for an entire space.
When painting an accent wall, keep in mind there are a few basic guidelines that will ensure your space feels cohesive. When creating an accent wall, the key is to choose a colour that will complement the existing adjacent walls. If the room is already a neutral, use a bold choice in the area you want to highlight, such as behind a bed or sofa. You can also combine opposite colours, such as a cool blue or violet with a warm orange or yellow. Similar colours such as blue and green also work well together.
Another good place to start when it comes to picking a hue is to try one you love. Say you’ve been a fan of Purple but are unsure of how to use it, consider its many tones and shades such as a grey, pale pink, creamy whites. A few of General Paints’ most popular shades of paint Glamour (405 A), Malachite (405 E), Melrose (404 A) & Snow Pink (237 A).
With an endless range of colours available, it’s easy to work an accent wall into your current palette. If you want to create a more unified look, use your accent more than once. Try incorporating textiles, art, rugs, pillows and other home accessories of the same colour into the space as well. Creating an accent wall can be a quick and easy project that will do wonders for the look and feel of your space. To help visualize how your accent wall, use the colour visualizer.