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10 Favorites: Accent Wall Ideas

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Dec 30, 2015 01:04 AM
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by Meredith Swinehart last modified Dec 29, 2015

What's the best color for an accent wall, and which wall should I paint? Answer: Any color, any wall.  The goal here is to have fun with color, and the permutations of the accent wall are endless. One thing to keep in mind: Whichever wall you choose, a bold color will end up defining the room, so think first about how you want that space to feel. Read on for 10 very different interpretations of the accent wall. Above: A red wall marks the boundary of this open living/dining space featured in House & Garden . Above: A coral-orange wall anchors a living room by Karhard Architecture & Design , featured in Laws of Attraction: A Paint-by-Color-Wheel Apartment in Berlin .   Above: Bold yellow indicates spatial transitions in a Barcelona apartment by Sergi Pons Architecte , featured in 5 Favorites: Yellow Accents . Above: French designer Caroline Gomez uses bright colors to great effect throughout her Bordeaux home, including a perky yellow-green in the dining room. For the rest of her color choices, see The Power of Pastels: A Color-Blocked Family Loft in France . Above: A minty wall in a Berlin bedroom via Swedish/German real estate agency Fantastic Frank .  Above: A sky blue half-wall defines the kitchen in the same Berlin apartment by Karhard Architecture & Design . Above: Architect Jen Turner used Farrow & Ball's Blue Ground as an accent wall behind her bed in her renovated Brooklyn carriage house. See the rest of the transformation in The Architect Is In: Tips from Jen Turner's Grand DIY . Above: Interior architect Remy Meijers used pale gray paint to define a room within a room in a remodeled mansion in The Hague. See more in  History and Modern Glam in The Hague . Above: A dramatic double-height dark blue wall in the Metrolofts project by Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory member Incorporated Architecture & Design .  Above: Defined by a single black wall, a child's bed fits neatly under the stairs in A Whimsical Family Loft in Brooklyn: Whale Wallpaper Included . Above: A white kitchen island stands out against a black back wall in this Paris loft by Septembre Architecture . For more, see A Place for Everything: A 900-Square-Foot Loft for a Family of Four . For more color stories, see: 10 Favorites: Living with Shocking Color Remodeling 101: How to Choose the Perfect White Paint Rhapsody in Blue: A Roundup of Favorite Color Posts 9 Foolproof Ideas to Add Color to a Flower Garden N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 30, 2015, as part of our Global Color issue. More Stories from Remodelista Living with the Litter Box: 12 Solutions for the Cat Lover Expert Advice: 11 Tips for Making a Room Look Bigger Table of Contents: Greatest Hits of 2015






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