The Do’s and Don’ts for Creating Inspiring Feature Walls
The whole aim of a feature wall is to make a statement and leave a lasting impression. It is the focal point of the room and is a great opportunity to experiment with colours and tones.
You have two options when it comes to feature walls. Bright and dark colours are bold and experimental, or use pastel shades to subtly inject a little interest into the room without becoming overwhelming.
Rooms that work
Feature walls can work really well in a dining room, where a dark colour such as Inky Blue can form an elegant look when paired with a simple wooden dining set. If you like the idea of using dark blue tones, why not try Smoke Blue in your office space.
Painting a bedroom wall behind your headboard in Niblock or Cinnabar will draw your eye into the room. Whilst the accent wall in a living room space will add character and liven it up, so use a colour like Peacock Blue.
Be conscious of putting a feature wall in your kitchen as these are already busy rooms with lots of furniture in. Choose the largest wall without any cabinets on, and use a bright colour like Gladio.
- Choose a colour that complements the rest of the room
- Use the colour of the feature wall to define the rest of the living space, setting the atmosphere
- Go bold, they’re called feature walls for a reason – they’re meant to give you the wow factor
- Keep it simple with the rest of the décor and only place a large clock, or just one piece of statement furniture against the wall
- Choose a strong contrasting shade
- Avoid randomly selecting a wall to highlight – it’s a focal point for a reason
- Don’t do it just because your feared painting the whole room
- Steer clear of already over-crowded rooms where too much is going on as your eye won’t be drawn to it
- Not the best option for a tiny room as it will make it look smaller, why not paint the whole room for a real impact
- Avoid painting a wall with doors or windows as they’ll detract from the effect your trying to create
- Don’t obscure the feature wall with lots of furniture, complement it with smaller furnishings
For more colour inspiration visit our BOLDs page, where we have reds, blues and yellows to make any feature wall a statement.