Havenly’s Favorite Accent Walls

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Published on February 6, 2017

Think of an accent wall in your home like a bold red lip with your favorite outfit: It’s scary to try at first, but with the right shade this simple pop of color can tie the whole outfit (or in this case, room) together. So, if you’re thinking of trying this bold trend, the best place to start is to gather some accent wall ideas.

As we’ve mentioned before, painting a room is the most inexpensive way to dramatically change the feel of your home.  A dark wall can add a surprising amount of warmth to a space and creates a sanctuary-like feel for those who dare to go bold.  You can also pair a dark accent wall with any design style, even in light-and-bright Scandinavian spaces.  An accent wall pushes the boundaries of design, and creates a space that you never want to leave.  Trust us – once you go bold, your home will never be the same!

Here are a few of our favorite accent-wall designs created by some of our Havenly designers, and a few suggestions to help you achieve this look in your own home. Get inspired by these accent wall ideas!

Vivid & Romantic Bedroom

Elise Rogers bedroom

We love the smoky hue used in this bedroom created by Havenly designer Dallas B.! The dark grey accent wall pops perfectly against the warm wood headboard and rich burgundy tones.  By painting the wall behind the headboard and using the bed as a focal point, the accent wall is sure to have the biggest impact on the room.  With the focus of the room instantly put on this wall, the room feels more cozy and comfortable, and if you ask us, we may never want to get out of bed in the morning.

Daring & Flashy Living Room

Erin Whedon living room

Talk about a dark accent wall!  We’ve seen black accent walls in many design publications recently, and love how it makes the bright pinks, yellows and greens in this space designed by Havenly designer Samantha C. really stand out.  If you are incorporating many colors into a single space, a black accent wall like this can provide a grounding effect and bring a sense of harmony to an otherwise chaotic color palette.

Strong & Dynamic Office

James Donovan_office

Set yourself up for success with a calming color like this rich blue-green accent wall in this office design by Havenly designer Tara W.  Selecting the right accent wall color can make a significant impact on your productivity and mood, and this is especially true in a home office space.  Dark, sultry colors often have a soothing, yet motivating, effect, which makes them ideal for work or study environments.  

Striking & Moody Living Room

Tracie Roberson living room

Black walls are a great background for gallery walls, and really make the artwork the focal point of the room. The black accent wall in this perfectly-patterned living room by Havenly designer Sophia A is the perfect way to showcase the bright whites and navy blues in her client’s artwork. 

Rich & Tranquil Bedroom

Arianna Skinner bedroom

We love the neutral black, white and gray base of this bedroom by Havenly designer Melissa W., and the design is taken to a new level when mixed with an unexpected deep teal accent wall.  With so many tone-on-tone gray hues in this bedroom, the teal intensifies the palette, and adds drama and movement with minimal effort.

Is a full accent wall still a bit out of your comfort zone?  Try starting small with a half-painted wall.  Not only does this related trend look amazing, it can emphasize existing architectural details or can create the illusion of architectural interest even on a relatively flat wall.  Book one of our designers today to incorporate the perfect accent wall into your next stylish space!