Trend Alert: Artfully Painted Walls
Sometime around the turn of the millennium, we declared the accent wall dead. At least, that was the case for the accent walls of the taupe-beige on taupe-brown variety. However, the accents walls that we’re seeing more of these days are anything but beige and brown. Keep scrolling to see the bold graphic accent walls that are popping up on our Pinterest feed.
For the more reserved accent wall artist, a simple teal stripe motif is enough to pack a punch, like in this eclectic room. Pair the stripe with a complementary color, and repeat the colors throughout the room to maximize the impact.
This bold graphic wall was painted in muddy grayed-out tones of pink and grey to keep with the minimal Scandinavian feel present throughout the room.
In a bland hallway of his New York City apartment, Apparatus Studio co-founder Gabriel Hendifar created a muted-toned graphic wall, complementing it with dark glossy mouldings and doors to add visual interest.
Megan Pflug seems to always have a clever painting trick up her sleeve. In the Brooklyn apartment of One Kings Lane buyer Eva McCausland, she painted a Moroccan-style archway to hide the mismatched door mouldings. It works like a charm! We hadn’t even noticed them.
What better way to add charm to a kids bedroom than with bright accent walls? In this Paris apartment, mother of three Béatrice Laval repeated the colors on the walls throughout her daughter’s room.
If you’re hesitant to try a bold graphic wall, start with its sister-trend: the half-painted wall. This technique not only looks great, it accentuates architectural details when there are some, and creates them when there are none.
Would you paint a bold graphic wall in your own home? Tell us in the comments below.