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Are Accent Walls Dated?

I have one in the kitchen. A misty, very lite grey accent wall that looks like a bitch to repaint.

by Anonymousreply 2402/22/2021

Are they "sponge-painted," OP?

by Anonymousreply 102/22/2021

No, they're not dated unless the style they were painted in was dated, as R1 illustrates.

by Anonymousreply 202/22/2021

What does an accent wall accent, actually? I have two friends who have moved a bit, always creating an "accent wall," but it's always some shade of beige, and doesn't really accent anything. Or go with anything.

by Anonymousreply 302/22/2021

IMO, they're dated. The color can be dated, the sponge application is definitely dated. IMO, textured walls are dated as well. It can look very, very frau-esque.

At the same time, I think they can be nice. You have to pick the right color.

OP, sounds like you don't like that accent wall. No rule that says you have to keep it as an accent wall. That's the great thing about paint. Just paint over it. Make it the same color as the other walls, if you like.

by Anonymousreply 402/22/2021

Especially when you call them accent walls.

by Anonymousreply 502/22/2021

I got gayer just reading that.

by Anonymousreply 602/22/2021

Tangerine!

by Anonymousreply 702/22/2021

What about wallpapered accent walls...

by Anonymousreply 802/22/2021

I'm going to do that in my mid century trailer R8 in Palm Springs

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by Anonymousreply 902/22/2021

My sugar walls have Slovenia accent

by Anonymousreply 1002/22/2021

Very nice R9...

by Anonymousreply 1102/22/2021

Thank you. Not sponge. The whole house is WHITE WHITE WHITE. I think the previous owner did the accent wall for the home sale. I’m going to leave it because of the difficulty of the painting around the cabinets, pulling out the frig etc. thanks again.

by Anonymousreply 1202/22/2021

[quote]IMO, they're dated. The color can be dated, the sponge application is definitely dated. IMO, textured walls are dated as well. It can look very, very frau-esque.....At the same time, I think they can be nice. You have to pick the right color.

So accent walls are fine, as long as they aren't painted in a dated style or color.

Got it.

by Anonymousreply 1302/22/2021

I want everyone to wallpaper, but the medium doesn’t work well in kitchen environments. I’m sick of subway tile - vertical or horizontal.

Have you considered looking at bead board in different colors? Or, perhaps a floor laminate? It comes off as shiplap if you do it wrong.

by Anonymousreply 1402/22/2021

Fun wallpaper at R9, but accenting is about all you could take of it; a whole room would be very busy and a bit OTT. When it gets tired, removing only one wall will be a whole lot easier, too.

by Anonymousreply 1502/22/2021

I'm not a fan of them. But if you like it, keep it.

by Anonymousreply 1602/22/2021

I think painted accent walls can look dull and dated.

I'd do wallpaper, or tile, or some kind of different *texture* to it, which is as important as the color, in my eyes.

by Anonymousreply 1702/22/2021

[quote] So accent walls are fine, as long as they aren't painted in a dated style or color.

Yes, that's what I meant to say.

by Anonymousreply 1802/22/2021

Accent walls are supposed to catch your eye. It's a gimmick for people who have no skill in interior design or any taste in good art.

by Anonymousreply 1902/22/2021

You will have to use Killz on it first with the gray. If it’s not offensive, I’d leave well enough alone.

by Anonymousreply 2002/22/2021

This thread is useless without pics. Post the hideous or the sublime.

by Anonymousreply 2102/22/2021

IMO, this is a nice accent wall in a dining room.

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by Anonymousreply 2202/22/2021

Here's the link to the entire article.

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by Anonymousreply 2302/22/2021

Thank you r22 r23 I see darker accent walls makes them recede a bit. Nice.

by Anonymousreply 2402/22/2021
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