The Accent Wall Is Back

Make a daring assertion with just just one wall. The accent or assertion wall is coming again as a home craze in 2021, suggests Brian Santos, director of instruction for Clean Coat Painters, a nationwide painting organization, who’s also regarded as the “Wall Wizard.” Statement walls also pay homage to an additional warm craze emerging in dwelling style and design: the impact of the “Roaring Twenties.”

Santos suggests numerous property owners are obtaining impressed by harkening back to the 1920s, when vibrant wall shades ended up the norm. People are tying in further, brighter colors—such as bronze, teal, and black-and-gold combos—with all the “Agreeable Greys” and beiges that have just lately dominated design and style principles.

But as a substitute of covering an whole place in these bolder colours, householders are incorporating just a hint of hue with the statement wall. “The qualifications palettes for 3 partitions are mostly neutral,” Santos says. “And then, you use the fourth wall as a target wall to increase additional drama to the space.”

Perspective some of the strategies accent walls are making a assertion.

Black Partitions

Paint the wall that showcases your tv jet-black. That is what Santos did although retaining the encompassing partitions a lighter beige and white. “It’s a museum variety of impact,” Santos suggests. “It’s not just a shade up or down in tone but a pretty spectacular distinction.”

Black Accent Wall

Picture courtesy Refreshing Coat Interiors

Stripes or Designs

The assertion wall can turn into artwork with bold designs like black and white stripes.

Striped Wall

Photo courtesy New Coat Interiors

Subtle Pops of Color

Even a little spot can be utilised to generate a focal stage, this kind of as a wall market or segment of a hallway. For case in point, in the lobby underneath, a single wall in a hallway was painted burgundy to complement the beige wallpaper. Artwork was also made use of to dress up the statement wall.

Burgundy Hall

Image courtesy Contemporary Coat Interiors

Layering the Layout

By portray a single wall in your open up flooring plan, you can deliver depth to a area.

Painted Ceilings

The room’s fifth wall—the ceiling—also can make a bold statement.

Elaborate Ceiling

Picture courtesy New Coat Interiors

Hear to the most up-to-date paint traits for just about every place in the household in an episode of The Housing Muse podcast with Brian Santos.


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