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How to Use an Accent Wall

Accent walls are a great way to add a pop of color to a room without having to paint every single wall.  If you’re wanting to try an accent wall but aren’t too sure how to pick a wall or what color to choose, don’t fret, we’re here to help!

Which wall should you pick?  A wall that’s already the “center” of a room.  For example, the wall that anchors your bed, the fireplace wall, a bookcase wall, a wall with a large viewing window.  Make sure this wall is solid with no breaks and is symmetrical.

What color should you choose?  A color that is already subtly present in that room.  Let’s say you have a beautiful large area rug with hints of burnt orange, choose a burnt orange paint for your accent wall.  Also, take into account what room you’re picking a color for.  If you’re planning an accent wall in your bedroom, you’ll want a more calm and soothing color, but if you’re planning an accent wall in your living room, you might want a more lively color.

Accent Wall

The photo above features a bedroom using a cool turquoise paint (Underseas from Sherwin Williams) on the wall the bed is anchored to.

Accent Wall

The photo above features a living room using a vibrant gold paint (Restrained Gold from Sherwin Williams) behind their sofa.  Also, there’s simple gold silhouette paintings to accompany the wall – it really completes the look!

When you rent an apartment, sometimes it can be difficult to figure out ways to make it truly feel like your own space.  Without the ability to do your own renovations, you have to rely solely on your furnishings and accessories to give your home the look you desire.  But… What if we told you that customizing your apartment is totally possible… and that we’ll do the hard work?!

Here at Fairfield Residential, we believe that your apartment should feel like a home, which is why we have the “Life in Color” accent wall program.  Our 8 professionally pre-selected paint colors [shown below] were chosen based on current trends, both regionally and nationwide.  We have partnered with Sherwin Williams to bring you the most Earth friendly options.  The Harmony® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint is a zero VOC formula that helps promote better indoor air quality by reducing VOC levels from potential outside sources like carpet, cabinets and fabric.

Imagine the possibilities: a custom accent wall as a backdrop to your perfectly paired sofa, complete with stylish cushions and modern artwork that will make your space look like it came straight out of the latest West Elm catalog.

Life in Color Paint Bucket Swatches

Adding that pop of color you’ve always dreamed about is a reality at participating Fairfield properties.  To find out more or search for your next home, visit http://www.fairfieldresidential.com/accent-wall/

Not entirely sure what color matches your unique personality?  Take our quiz to find your perfect match!

How to use an accent wall

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