If the first thing you thought of when you saw the name of this article is that it is unusual for a kitchen to have an accent wall, you’re not wrong – it’s not too common as far as places to put an accent wall.
However, when you do decide that you are going to want to add an accent wall to your kitchen, it’s a good idea to do it well and so it just takes coming to the project with the right sort of information and of course being open-minded to learning about the process.
One thing that you’re going to want to do when you’re looking to paint your accent wall is to make sure that the surface that is to be painted is as clean as possible.
The reason that this is the case is that in the effort to get your surface to be more smooth and to look better, you should have a good clean surface — and you don’t have to reach too far to think about how bad an accent wall would look if it had started off with a wall covered in dust and then paint was applied – have you ever seen dirt mixed with paint?
First, make sure you fully remove any dirt and dust that may be on the surface of the wall — and then you’re going to have to allow the wall to dry so that you aren’t trying to apply primer or paint to a wet wall as this will cause painting problems later on.
Since you’re going to be making an accent wall and the idea of an accent wall is that you’re going to want it to look different from the other walls in the room, you have to be careful in choosing a color or colors for the wall.
In that, you are not going to want to make use of a color that is similar to the color or colors of the other walls – that would not be an accent wall at all.
It’s possible to find online color calculators that will not only analyze information about a color but give you colors that contrast with that color quite well.
Naturally, these are only suggestions – and it is ultimately going to be a good sample of paint that will help you to find the right color that will look best in the room.
Though of course, the key thing to an accent wall can be the painting of it, it’s important to know that it’s quite appropriate for you to use decorations on the wall as well to help set the wall aside from the other walls in the room.
This could even come in the form of photographs that you can hang in some meaningful manner — the photographs that you can hang on your accent wall can really help make the color or colors of the wall pop out more.
Lastly, you’re going to want to make sure that you apply a coat of primer before you apply the first of possible two or so coats of paint on your accent wall.
Having primer before paint will help allow the paint to go on more smoothly and more importantly will help the paint to stay on for a longer period of time.
This overall brings down the cost of your painting project – the longer you go before you have to paint your accent wall, the less it costs per year so to speak.