A feature wall provides a visual focal point in any room and is a great way to add color and character to a home. They can make all the difference in a small space by drawing attention to the art on display, or providing a bold backdrop for decorative accessories. A feature wall doesn’t have to be big – sometimes painting just one part of a wall can have a huge impact on your space. Whether you’re looking for vibrant colors or neutrals, here are 16 of the best paint colors for your accent wall.
1. Sienna Burned by Benjamin Moore
Warm terracotta colors have been everywhere in recent years, from clothing to graphic design and home décor. Burnt Sienna by Benjamin Moore is the perfect example, and will bring an earthy effect to any room in which it is used. The color adds warmth to a room with dark wood furniture or dark floors but can also be used in a more airy and modern space to add a splash of color between neutral hues.
2. October Fog by Benjamin Moore
The color of the year 2022 for Benjamin Moore is October Haze, a color sage sage that is refreshing and calming at the same time. The brand describes the color as “inspired by the stem of a flower, this gently shaded alabaster and the heights.” It’s a great choice for rooms that might benefit from some color, but when a bold or dark color is not welcome. A green wall in a bedroom or nursery is a particularly good choice.
3. Incarnadine from Farrow & Ball
Those looking to add a bold visual statement to any room should consider a deep crimson like Incarnadine from Farrow & Ball. It would be a stunning addition to your dining room or living room filled with vintage treasures. In fact, it was inspired by the work of David Hicks in Barrons Court in the 1970s. It is an especially excellent choice as a backdrop for art.
4. Violet Petal by Benjamin Moore
Violet is known to be a refined color that inspires creativity and imagination. The warm undertones of pale violet make it perfect for spaces you want to unwind in after work or school, such as the bedroom or living room. Benjamin Moore’s Violet Petal is a strong enough color to use in an accent wall, but not a bright color that would make it look childish.
5. Farrow & Ball Fender
Black is always a popular choice for feature walls because it’s timeless and provides great impact. Black paint on the feature wall gives an impression of depth as it contrasts sharply with the lighter elements in the room. However, it tends to absorb light rather than reflect it as lighter colors do, so it’s best used in spaces with a lot of natural light. The brand describes Farrow & Ball balustrades as “soft black” and “more blue than black.” It is inspired by the color of ironwork and makes a dramatic and classic addition to any interior space.
6. Corn stalk daal
Yellow is one of those colors that can bring warmth and energy to any space, but also help make a room appear brighter and open. Corn Stalk by Behr is a great choice for those who don’t necessarily want to make a huge statement but subtly bring yellow into a room. It’s a medium buttery yellow that looks great in the kitchen.
7. Art and Craft by Dunn Edwards
Choosing a neutral color for an accent wall may not seem like an obvious choice, but choosing a neutral color a little darker can make a big impact without introducing any bright tones. Warm browns are subtle and inviting – they don’t draw attention to themselves but instead add warmth to the room’s overall feel. Dunn-Edwards’ Art and Craft looks great with other warm tones like cream and blush.
8. Frank Blow by Sherwin Williams
Blue is known for being a soothing color, but a bright blue like this one by Sherwin-Williams adds a lot of energy to a space. The best part about blue accent wall is that it works well with almost any decorating style, from contemporary to traditional. Frank Blue coordinates well with other cool neutrals like gray, making it an ideal choice as an accent wall in a room that already has light gray walls.
9. Evergreen Fog by Sherwin Williams
Sherwin-Williams chose Evergreen Fog as the Best Color of 2022, so it’s likely to be a popular choice in the coming months. The brand describes the color as “a versatile and calming hue, a chameleon hue of cool green meets gray, with a hint of blue.” They continued, “It’s a simple yet sophisticated wash of beautiful organic color for spaces longing for a subtle and striking statement shade.”
10. Benjamin Moore’s Violet Mink
Are you looking to add some color without introducing the color of the rainbow? Think neutral purple like Benjamin Moore’s Mink Violet. Described as “a moody violet with warm, dusty red undertones” which could serve as a bolder alternative to something like a medium gray. It can be coordinated with warm or cool tones, including blue, yellow and cream.
11. Studio Green from Farrow & Ball
The dark green wall evokes evergreen forests and English hunting lodges, bringing a sense of nature and history to any setting. It’s sophisticated and luxurious yet practically looks like a neutral. Studio Green by Farrow & Ball is like a chameleon, looking almost black in dimly lit rooms and brighter green in well-lit spaces.
12. Washed Sun Brick by Bear
Blush colors have been everywhere for the past few years, and the trend doesn’t seem to be going away. Although pink tones are considered feminine, they are developing a reputation as being a neutral on trend. However, choosing the right tone is crucial to avoiding a space that feels like a baby’s nursery. Soft and sophisticated, Behr’s Sunwashed Brick unit will make a strong statement to your living room or bedroom.
13. Breathe by Graham & Brown
Choosing a pale color for an accent wall adds contrast and visual interest without becoming the focal point of the space. It’s also an ideal choice for those who aren’t ready to commit to painting an entire room. Pale blue, like Breathe by Graham & Brown, is not only calming and calming but is also very versatile, working in almost any room of the house.
14. Babouche from Farrow & Ball
When used as an accent color, bright yellow can be incredibly effective. Yellow is great for adding warmth to a room and is also a great complementary color to green. It’s bright and sunny, but can also be intense in some spaces. Babouche by Farrow & Ball is inspired by the yellow shoes worn by Moroccan men and make a big statement if used in the right place.
15. Peppercorn by Sherwin-Williams
Dark gray has always been a popular choice for accent walls but it can look very different depending on the tone and color temperature. Sherwin-Williams’ Peppercorn is a fresh, cool gray that looks beautiful in rooms with white trim and crown molding. It also works well on kitchen cabinets, adding a moody touch to any kitchen.
16. The Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball
The effect of a dark blue wall on a room can be dramatic because this color is often associated with strength, elegance, and wealth. The Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball has been popular for years because it evokes a classic European vibe that never goes out of style. Inspired by Dutch painted woodwork and named after The Hague. A deep teal wall in a color like this is the perfect choice for accenting living and dining rooms.