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Old 06-13-2018, 07:59 AM
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Are accent walls still a thing? Or is it more common to have the whole room painted the same color? I was thinking about painting an accent wall in my living room. Should the accent wall be the wall that is the focal point of the room or a different wall?


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Old 06-13-2018, 08:18 AM
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I believe that accent walls are still in--at least on some of the HGTV shows I watch. The accent wall can be the focal point as you enter the room.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:40 AM
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I had an accent wall in my last home. It was in my living area. The room was painted a very light green. But the area surrounding my fireplace we painted a rich darker shade of green. It looked pretty. We received many compliments of the color accent but it was already the accent wall before choosing a darker shade of green.
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Old 06-13-2018, 08:53 AM
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I have accent walls in two of the bedrooms in my home. I don't really care if they are a "thing" or not. It's my house so I do what makes me happy. If I was selling my house, then I might look into keeping the walls the same color.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:35 AM
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I see very few accent walls in the new homes I visit or home improvement shows I watch. Accent walls seem to be less popular. That really doesn't matter if you're designing your home. Use what pleases you.


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Old 06-13-2018, 10:06 AM
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I don't commonly see them but they are still around. I actually have accent walls in my classroom. Bright red, yellow, and blue. I painted front wall where the dry erase board is located a dark, soothing, primer-like gray because while the purpose of the entire scheme is to make the room feel festive and energetic, I didn't want to over-stimulate the kiddos (or myself) so I wanted to have at least one neutral wall.
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Old 06-13-2018, 04:51 PM
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I dislike accent walls. Just my personal opinion. I see no reason for a wall to be a focal point as I find nothing intrinsically interesting or thoughtful about a wall. For me a focal point is a view, a fireplace, a painting, a sculpture.... I like walls to be background for art, furniture, and people. I watch a lot of HGTV and rarely see them in newer homes. I liked this blog on the subject: https://www.studio-mcgee.com/studiob...o-accent-walls
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:14 PM
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Iím doing it now! I actually have a sample color on the wall in my living room now. Itís purple and I love it!!! Itís actually going to be two walls and I wouldnít do it any other way. Go for it!!!
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:24 PM
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I have an accent wall in my apartment- obviously not my choice since it's an apartment. I don't really like it. I have no "eye" for decorating or artsy things, so it was hard for me to decorate my apartment and try to make things look okay with the weird accent wall color.
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:29 PM
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I really think accent walls are ďout.Ē As a app said, I didnít ever see them on HGTV or decorating magazines.

My personal taste... I do not like them. I see walls as background for the decor in the room. They should compliment your decor, not distract from.


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