Add intrigue with colour on accent walls

(NC) Looking to add dimension and style to your space? It’s as easy as adding an accent wall. This is a quick way to add depth and intrigue to any room, especially if there’s a vibrant colour you love, but feel it’s too much for an entire space.

There are a few basic guidelines to follow when choosing accent wall colours 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 red but are unsure of how to use it, consider its many tones and shades such as a warm maroon, pale pink, rich burgundy and vibrant crimson. A few of Para Paints’ most popular shades of red include Fresh Berries (P5079-63), Rich Bordeaux (P5087-73), Forever Pink (P5085-63) and Hydrangea (P5139-62).

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. Start thinking about your accent colour today with the colour trends available on para.com.

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