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Have You Painted an Accent Wall?

Painting an accent wall is the simplest way to create a focal point in any room of a house. It requires just a little paint and a little time, and it's not as risky as painting an entire room. I'm loving this yellow wall from Harts Lane, a rental cottage in Australia. The room is fabulous otherwise in many ways, but the sunny color is just the finishing touch that the monochrome palette needs. Do you have an accent wall?


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Home Home 8 years
Hi rab, I'm not sure what color paint that is. But yea, definitely print out the page and have it color-matched, or try out some samples! Cheers, Casa
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
I wanted to when I painted my living room two years ago. Unfortunately, I was overruled.
Flack Flack 8 years
We will be this weekend - a Behr shade called 'Bitter Chocolate', which is coincidentally the same colour as the homemade amaretto truffles I've been noshing all morning! We'll be following up the painting with bright white crown moldings - our landlord is awesome and open to whatever improvements we want to make.
emalove emalove 8 years
I did in my old apartment, but not in the townhouse I live in now. I will be repainting my living room/dining area soon, so I'll have to keep this in mind.
brookberrys brookberrys 8 years
The wall dividing my kitchen and living room is a reddish-orange color, while the other walls are white. I love it, it's the first thing you see when you walk in my house. Although I am digging that yellow in the picture, I may need to repaint soon :)
psychoVivi psychoVivi 8 years
Love it! i'd like to paint a wall in my Room yellow. but i haven't made any decision about the exact color yet (dark or bright) ^^
eightieslingo eightieslingo 8 years
Our apartment complex has four colors to choose from and you just pick a wall in the living room. I chose to paint the "dining area" wall a chocolate brown. I love it!
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
We rent so we can't but I'd love to paint the walls.
rab rab 8 years
amers230 - thanks!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I'm considering it.
Allinds33 Allinds33 8 years
in college we were "allowed" (read "didn't ask and just did it and claimed we thought it was ok at the end of the school year when we got in trouble") to paint the walls in our house... i convinced my friends we needed an accent wall in the living room and i did it a charcoal grey on the wall opposite a wall full of built ins and then i painted the back wall of a couple of the shelves grey as well... and styled them with cool accassories and was super chic.
ylovely ylovely 8 years
It always adds a little something.
Phorrest99 Phorrest99 8 years
I rent an apartment, but if I owned my place I'd love to do it! :)
amers230 amers230 8 years
yep, my bedroom has a bright pink wall (with the rest being white.) rab - print off a pic and take it into lowes, they usually do a pretty good job of matching paint colors, although i doubt it would be the exact brand and such.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Yep, I love it.
rab rab 8 years
Do you know where I can purchase that same yellow paint? I love it!
miss-malone miss-malone 8 years
No, but I'm open to it :) Especially a bright color to stand out when the rest is neutral.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 8 years
We aren't allowed to paint :( Well we are but we have to paint it back before we move and our land lady is crazy so we haven't! I love this idea though! Reminds me of the Red Wall in Big's apartment in Sex and the City :)
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