Painting a feature wall can be a great way to add visual interest and personality to a room.
Here are some tips to help you achieve a successful result.
Choose the right wall
Select a wall that stands out and draws attention naturally, such as the one behind the bed in a bedroom or the wall facing the entryway in a living room. It should be a focal point of the room.
Select a colour scheme
Consider the overall colour scheme of the room and choose a colour that complements or contrasts with the existing palette.
Consider the mood and atmosphere you want to create. You can use colour theory to guide your selection—for example, warm colours (reds, oranges, yellows) create a cosy and energetic feel, while cool colours (blues, greens, purples) convey a calm and soothing ambience.
As a rule, darker colours pull a room inwards, and lighters colours can make a wall seem further away.
Painting two feature walls
Painting two feature walls can create an even more dynamic and visually appealing look in a room.
Determine where you want to position the two feature walls. Typically, they are opposite each other to create balance and symmetry in the room.
However, you can also choose adjacent walls if you want a more dramatic or unconventional look.
By painting the two longest walls in a darker shade and the shortest walls in a lighter shade, can make your room will appear larger.
Image: Benjamin Moore Paints
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