In looking to update the look of your dining room, it’s quite possible that you will think to paint your walls — but did you know that it’s not actually necessary to paint all of your walls (unless of course, you have a pressing need to do so) and you can change the look of a room radically with the use of what is called an accent wall, that will be quite nice for your dining room.
In essence, an accent wall calls attention to itself through the fact that it looks quite different than the other walls in the room — hence the name accent wall — and one way you can make a nice accent wall is to pick a good contrasting color that is different enough from the other walls in the room.
Let’s have a look at some dining room accent wall colors to use
One color that you will find to be quite fitting for your dining room accent wall is going to be violet — a rather lovely color in its own right, indeed.
The nice thing about the color violet is that it represents good and positive things in life, and it has a sort of richness about it – suggesting a sort of majesty as it were.
The color violet can be said to go well with other colors like yellow quite nicely, and if you have certain shades that are dark and blue in nature it might also look good with them.
Another accent wall color that you may wish to use in your dining room is green, though here you have to be particularly careful when you are choosing shades which to choose as some will certainly be more aesthetically pleasing than others as it were.
Of course, you are ultimately going to be the person making use of the dining room and so if you want to have a dining room accent wall that will literally double as a green screen that is more than okay — but for the most part, the more natural greens are going to be the ones that will be nice for the room.
Here too there are some very nice blues that will look nice to contrast with the greens — some people do like a good combination of green and blue.
A rather unlikely color that you may not anticipate finding in your typical dining room is yellow, which is likely because of the associations you may have with the color.
If you are thinking that yellow has to be a bright color that looks a lot like the sun in a second grader’s art project, that is probably why you are thinking that yellow is going to be a bad color selection for your dining room accent wall but this doesn’t have to be the case.
Instead, think of some of the more subtle yellows, some of the yellows that are almost so pale in the shade that they come close to being white without being white at the same time.
Lastly, you should think about the color that has a rather odd name but can work quite nicely for the accent wall of your dining wall — greige.
Greige is a color that is made up of two colors — those being grey and beige.
The nice thing about making use of this color combination is that you’re in a sense getting the best of both colors so that you’re not going too muted as a grey might be, but at the same time the color isn’t too out there and wild like a beige could be.