Feature walls are an easy first project for anyone new to DIY — or for those looking to change up a duller space and create a striking focal point. Colour featured: Dulux Morikau.
A feature wall, or accent wall, is all about making a statement, so consider your space as a whole and select an area that will have the biggest impact. Are you looking to draw out a feature in the room such as a bookcase or looking to define different zones?
Typically it’s best to choose an area you want to draw attention to such as an alcove or fireplace, and use this accent colour or texture to better define the space. Avoid choosing a wall with windows that gives the room it’s natural light as these two focal points may clash.
A bright, bold hue is one of the simplest ways to brighten up and enhance any living space, so embrace electric blues or rich reds to really make your accent wall be your room’s most vibrant feature. Try choosing a shade that complements the other colours found in your space - whether that’s a piece of art, a rug or statement piece of furniture seen in this room using the velvet couch as colour inspiration.
Two-tone walls are a great way to make a room appear bigger if you're struggling with space. A monochromatic colour scheme is always a safe bet using shades of the same hue, whilst complementary colours can create a dynamic contrast. Be sure to choose your colour combinations with the help of our colour wheel to find the best pairing for your space.
The raw, industrial-inspired effect of polished concrete and sleek brushed metal can give your space a contemporary urban aesthetic. These textures also pair beautifully with raw materials such as timber floorboards and leather couches in the home. To bring a refined modern aesthetic to your space, try Onyx Edge; a dark, moody grey or go for the gleaming Tempered Bronze for a more luxe touch.
Explore a range of Dulux colour feature wall options.
Now it's time to head to the store to pick up everything you need.
You're ready to paint. Follow these steps to get the best result.
For the Design Effects Collection product on your feature wall, follow the instructions on the label and in our How-To Videos. The application instruction differ for each product, and there are many ways you can apply each product depending on the look you want to achieve.
Trial your effect on a large piece of board to ensure you achieve the finish you are after.
Once you are happy with the finish, apply the Design Effects Collection product on your feature wall, following the instructions on the label.
For the walls, follow the instructions on the Wash&Wear® can label.
Lastly, stand back and admire your handy work. Well done!
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