Feature Walls – How to Choose a Colour and Paint it Properly

If you’re looking for a way to jazz up a room with a pop of colour, but aren’t prepared to do all four walls, your surefire solution is the feature wall. A feature wall lets you have all the fun and pizazz of great colour in a space, without committing to an entire room in your desired vibrant colour.

WHY A FEATURE WALL?

There are a lot of good reasons to paint a feature wall, not the least of which is that it is in eye-catching way to make the space stand out. It’s quicker and easier to paint one wall, rather than four, and it is certainly cheaper. If you’re not sure how you feel about adding colour to your walls, a feature wall is a nice way to test the waters.

If you have a really distinctive sofa or other piece of furniture, feature walls are a great way to really draw attention to the piece. Finally, if you rent your place, a feature wall is a quick way to pop some colour without an extensive re-painting job once you’re ready to move.

WHAT COLOUR FOR MY FEATURE WALL?

If you’re on a budget, chances are you want to find the most cost-effective way to decorate your room. When thinking about possible colours, you should think about the pieces of furniture you already own, and consider the colours that provide a striking contrast. For example, if you have a mauve sofa with gold accents, you might consider a gold colour in the yellow family to play up the accents.

Home decorating magazines and sites are great places to find ideas. Whether your tastes run contemporary, traditional, or mid-century modern, you can find ideas that will help you choose your ideal colour.

WHICH WALL SHOULD BE MY FEATURE WALL?

Feature walls should be located in a spot that immediately catches the eye. If you don’t have an obvious choice, consider the wall you want to be the focal point! Walls around fireplaces are always a popular choice. If you don’t have a fireplace or other obvious focal point, perhaps choose the wall behind your most distinctive furniture piece.

WHAT IS THE BEST PAINT FINISH FOR A FEATURE WALL?

The “best” choice is really what appeals to you. Both glossy and matte finishes are good choices for a feature wall. If you don’t have a personal preference for look, consider what works best for your lifestyle. Semi-gloss or high-gloss are easier to keep clean with kids.

HOW SHOULD I ACCENT MY FEATURE WALL?

There are a lot of ways to add something extra to your feature wall, to really make it shine. Adding lighting to highlight the wall is one good way, as is using textures or stripes as you paint. Bold patterns will give you a lot of visual bang for your buck, so don’t hold back!

Want to paint a feature wall at your home? Contact Gallagher Paint & Paper, your #1 choice for house painting in Halifax, with experienced painters who’ll provide a risk-free estimate to you. CALL our friendly staff (902) 800-1299 to schedule your risk-free estimate, or fill out our online contact form.

About Gallagher Paint and Paper

Gallagher Paint and Paper is co-owned by husband and wife team Marc and Juanita Gallagher. Providing quality interior and exterior house painting services in and around Halifax metro since 2005. They specialize in interior and exterior house painting as well as custom kitchen cabinet spraying. Contact Gallagher Paint and Paper for a Risk Free Estimate on your next painting project at (902) 800-1299.
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