What Is A Feature Wall?

What Is A Feature Wall?

A feature wall is a great way to add interest to your home décor. Modern interior design is all about doing something a little different – something that showcases your unique style.

But what exactly is a feature wall? Quite simply, it’s just one wall in a room that’s painted a different colour to the rest of the walls. It can also be a wall that has a mural or decorative paint effect applied.

Why Have A Feature Wall In Your Home?

If you have a hankering for a splash of colour in your home, without committing to something that will overpower the room – a feature wall (also called an accent wall) is the perfect solution.

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As South Africans, we tend to prefer lighter and neutral colours on our interior walls. After all, in a beautiful sunny country, why not use the natural light to our advantage? Lighter colours make the home seem more spacious and airy.

But neutral can often feel boring. And painting all your walls in a more vibrant colour might be too much to handle. So why not update your interior with a single wall that showcases a different colour?

What Is The Best Paint Colour For A Feature Wall?

Paint colours for your feature wall will depend on your own personal taste. Usually, they are a much darker, much lighter, or more saturated colour than the rest of the walls. You can also consider the latest shades of dirty pastels, granite- or rust-look paint, or lots of other South African favorites from our friends at Paintsmiths.

A painted feature wall is a great way to highlight a dividing wall, a piece of art, a favourite piece of furniture or a fireplace in your house. It can create a seamless colour flow from room to room, if you use the colour in other rooms.

Remember: if you’re thinking of selling your property, you won’t have to repaint all the walls in the room once you put the house on the market. To get back to that light or neutral colour that is recommended for selling, you only need to repaint one wall in the room.

Where Should You Paint A Feature Wall?

The most common area for a feature wall is a living room. A vibrant colour can bring the area and elements of a room into focus, and maximize the look of a smaller space.

If you have an older house with a cavernous hallway, a warm colour feature wall at one end can make it feel more homely. On the other side of the spectrum, a cooler colour can make a smaller room feel more spacious.

A bedroom is also a popular room for a painted feature wall. As this is your private space and not a public room, you can REALLY let your creativity fly! Teenage daughter or son going through an all-black phase? Younger kid wants a bright pink room? Mom or Dad very keen on some spicy colour in the boudoir?

A feature wall can showcase your favorite bold colour with plenty of impact, but without being overwhelming.

How to Paint a Feature Wall

Now you have to choose the wall you want to paint.  Whichever wall you paint will draw the eye toward it, so things along that wall will attract more attention than before. You might want to consider moving your furniture and decorations around to suit the new-look room.

To pick a colour for your wall, think of a colour you love and Google some of its different shades. For example, blue could be navy, sea blue, peacock, or teal. You can build your colour palette around the feature wall.

You can also add some elements of colour that blend with the colour you choose – some cushions, art or ornaments, for example.

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