How to Coordinate with Walls that Are More than One Color. By Guest Blogger Marie N.

By Guest Blogger Marie N.

How to Coordinate with Walls that Are More than One Color

Color block is not just a huge trend in the fashion industry. The world of home décor is also in love with this amazing way of giving a splash of life to any home. Using more than one color on the walls of the same room may seem a bit risky, but it is, in fact, the easiest way to decorate without using a lot of decorative elements. Many people give up on painting several walls in different colors, because of the ancient cliché of accent wall. The funny thing about the accent wall, however, is that it makes the other walls seem unfinished. Now when we have determined why it is good to color block your walls, let us solve one of the biggest dilemmas about this particular style – how to coordinate it?

Use the Classic Approach

The classic approach of using different paint colors, suggest using three shades of the same color to paint an accent wall, three walls and the ceiling. The darkest shade should go on the one wall that is clean and not interrupted by doors or windows. The lightest shade will look great on the ceiling, because it will expand the room visually. The medium-toned shade, according to this approach should be used on the remaining three walls. You do not have to use the same color for all the room, though, you can go for the palette similarity (three warm or three cool colors).

Go for High Contrast

Subtle transitions work fine when you want to create a soothing and relaxing room, but what if you want to take your chances and add a bit of drama into the space? Then, you can create high contrast by using deep rich colors and soft neutrals, or white, in the same space. You can split the walls to two equal halves with these colors, or use one color as accent to paint around the doorways, between the windows, etc. The “fuss” you have created can be toned down with neutral furniture and accessories.

Create Statement Art Wall/s

Art wall is not just the one where you display paintings and other artworks. It can become an art for itself, if you work with several different colors and create various shapes (triangles, circles, squares, etc.). If you are going for straight lines (not circles) all you need to accomplish that by yourself are some time, effort and patience. And do not forget the painter’s tape and a brush. This style goes well with modern furniture, but depending on the shades you are using, you can also go for something antique.

A Single Stripe

Think you need to invest a lot of effort to create a dramatic and stylish moment in your room? Think again. A single off-center stripe will grab anyone’s attention sooner than an entire accent wall. Choose a color that contrasts the prevailing color on the wall and you will have the perfect backdrop for a minimalistic décor. You can also decide for patterned decorative wallpaper instead of using paint color to draw the stripe. This way, you will get two for the price of one – new color and fresh pattern.

Go Horizontal

Using wide horizontal stripes as a splash of life in some space has never been more popular. You can decide for the highly contrasted navy-style blue and white variety, or choose other colors you like. Use more than two colors if they go well together. If you are splitting the wall in two contrasting color, make sure that the deeper shade is always on the bottom, so the ceiling would not seem lower and your room smaller. You can experiment with different ways of painting the walls horizontally. For instance, try to break up the monotony by making the lines between the colors messy. The furniture should be subtle or contrast the bottom color.

Do not let the seeming difficulty of coordinating two or more colors in one room discourage you from trying. People tend to be a bit conservative about the use of colors, but once you let go, you will find that this décor endeavor is rather a reflection of creativity than a bold statement. As a matter of fact, people from Ausin Group find that extravagant houses use a lot of deep and rich colors on walls, carpets and accessories. White walls can seem very bland, but if you find the right balance, with different colors on your walls you can easily make your home look more expensive.”


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