Building from scratch or just looking to do some home renovation – one thing you will want to include in your home design is a pop of color. Accent colors are here to do just that! Learn how to master a bold and beautiful look using accent paint colors below.

Accent Paint Color: Peppercorn SW7674

Why incorporate accent paint colors?

Accent paint colors can add contrast, dimension, style, and personality to a room. These touches are what make your home unique and interesting. Using accent paint colors can draw new focus to your space, and intrigues the eye with something different and dramatic. Expert designers know just how to accomplish this effect through tones and placements of accent colors, but we are here to break down how to add accent paint colors to your home just like a designer. Read on to learn more!

Accent Paint Color: Iron Ore SW7069

Where to use accent paint colors?

An amazing thing about accent paint colors is that you are not limited to certain sized or shaped walls. In fact, you can even use them on your trim and doors which is often done by high-end designers. You can find accent paint colors being used in large primary bedrooms and foyers or in small nurseries or home offices. Depending on the size and shape of the space you are working with will determine what kind of accent that specific space needs.

Accent Paint Color for Trim: Gauntlet Gray SW7019

Paint Color Combinations

Another major factor to consider when determining where to use accent colors is balance. A home with an array of light shades throughout the home’s walls could certainly use a bold accent paint color in a bedroom or office space. No worries if painting an entire room a deep base color isn’t for you! There is always an option of just painting a single accent wall.

Accent Paint Color: Blue Peacock SW0064

Accent Wall Inspiration

Remember that not all accent walls require a hammer and nails. Sure, we love a nice wood application on a wall to add dimension and interest, but sometimes all you need is a singular drywall to paint and you can get an instant pop of personality!

Contrasting paint colors are sometimes all you need in certain spaces. Simply painting one wall with a contrasting color is enough to make the room pop. Although, there are endless options and designs you can incorporate through accent walls with wall treatments. From board and batten to painted shiplap and everything in between, you can really take your home design to a whole new extreme by making these personalized additions!

Accent Paint Color: Web Gray SW7075

What’s trending in accent paint colors?

Our expert design team works one-on-one with homeowners every day, so if anyone knows what’s trending it’s them! So what are our Top 5 Accent Paint Colors? Download our freebie for an exclusive look!

We have also found that our homeowners particularly love to use these shades in our flex rooms, powder rooms, primary bedrooms, or on the fireplace walls.

Sherwin Williams Accent Paint Colors

All of our paint selections are Sherwin Williams. Below is our full list of Sherwin Williams accent paint colors. You can access each of our community’s specific paint guides in their corresponding Design Catalogs for further details.

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