Now that it’s finally spring, color is beginning to surround us once again. But what about bringing that color inside…and creating some boldness in your home? Maybe you are a little intimidated by the thought of painting an entire room a bold color; if that’s the case – a statement wall may be the perfect solution for you.
What is a statement wall? A statement wall is a single wall in a room that is a different color than the other walls in the room. Usually, the statement wall is a bold color, while the other walls are a neutral color.
Here are some important things to remember when creating a statement wall:
- Utilize color relationships – look at a color wheel and determine which colors complement each other, from there you will have a good start to determine how bold within the shade you want to go (for example: if your room is a shade of brown, a great complementary color for your statement wall would be blue)
- There should only be two different wall colors per room – you don’t want your guests to feel like they are exploring a fun house at a carnival, so it’s best to keep to one statement wall (two wall colors) per room – keep in mind that there are exceptions to every rule, and sometimes, when using a neutral color palette, this rule can be broken
- If you want to ease in to the statement wall idea – try painting the bottom half of one of your walls first to see if you like the idea of a bold wall
- If you’re feeling really bold – try painting your statement wall in chalkboard paint, it now comes in a variety of colors and adds an extra element of fun to your room
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