- Don't be afraid to use wallpaper on your feature wall.wallpaper image by Wendy Lea Morgan from Fotolia.com
The color of a feature wall should demand the eye's attention but should also complement the rest of the space. Consider texture and patterns in addition to color to keep the feature wall from feeling redundant and to impress your house guests.
- Many people will not even consider using black paint in their home. They are afraid that black will make the space depressing and dark. However, when you use black correctly on a feature wall, the results can prove to be refreshing and inviting. The key to pulling off this bold color on your feature wall is to achieve balance by keeping the ceiling, floor and furniture light. Remember also to paint just one wall, and accessorize the wall with framed black-and-white photos.
Create Unexpected Contrast with Color
- Create unexpected color contrast with a pattern on your feature wall. Use two shades of green or two shades of gray to create a checkered or striped pattern on the wall. This color method will also help highlight the elements around the feature wall and the space.
- Use gold, silver and copper colors for a feature wall. You may use a metallic leaf finish or a simple metallic color paint for a more affordable and less demanding option. The metallic color brings boldness and confidence to the feature wall.
Add Color with Wallpaper
- Wallpaper is one of the newest trends for feature walls. It has come a long way from the cheesy and gaudy patterns of decades past. Wallpaper offers various colors, patterns and textures for any feature wall in your home. Luxurious wallpaper tends to be expensive but well worth it if you can afford it. If you are on a tight budget, use wallpaper on a smaller feature wall to save money. Colors to use are solid yellow tones for a kitchen feature wall, or black and white or cream and brown wallpaper designs for feature walls found at the entrance of the home, guest room or bedrooms.