Do you have a favorite piece of artwork that you want to display, but don’t know how to give it the backdrop it deserves? Take into account the following tips on how to paint a feature wall that is as beautiful as your art.

Add an Accent Wall 

When deciding on wall paint colors for rooms, you must take the artwork and furniture into account. Decide on a color palette for your room and determine how you will integrate accent colors into various features. Take this bedroom for example. The bold black wall immediately draws attention but is then softened by the white, grey and gold of the large pieces of art and bed in front of it.

Consider the Art

Is the artwork a bold and bright abstract piece, or a soft and airy watercolor? The tone and mood of the artwork should guide your choice of paint for the wall behind it. For example, the simple monochromatic scheme of these wall hangings is upheld perfectly by the crisp white wall. Imagine if these same images were hanging on a blue or even gray background. The simplicity and cleanliness of the style would be lost.

Consider the Room 

Darker colored walls can help a room appear more “warm and cozy”. This is especially common in dining rooms and bedrooms. If you decide to use a darker colored wall, it is suggested that you put similarly colored artwork on it, as demonstrated I this image. This not only adds personality to a room that can otherwise be quite boring, but also introduces more colors to add in various accents throughout the room. This goes back to creating a cohesive color palate as previously discussed.

Choose Flat Paint

When given the option for paint sheen on a wall behind artwork, it is almost always best to opt for a plat faint that only reflects color, not light. This will allow the art to be the star of the show instead of a shiny background wall. Flat paint also masks dings, scratches and fingerprints better than its sheen counterparts, so you’ll be cleaning and fixing bumps and bruises less often.

Remember, it is possible to go overboard with wall colors so everything in moderation. Think of the wall as more of the supporting actor to the real star, the artwork.

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