The Dos and Don’ts of Painting Accent Walls in Dubai

Want to spruce up your Dubai home’s interior on a budget? Consider painting an accent wall or two! Accent walls can instantly and dramatically change the appearance of a room. Whether you want to add a bold pop of color or create a soothing look, an accent wall is an economical and flexible option. Since you are not painting the entire room, it is also easy to restore or change later on. Ready to get started? Be sure to consider this list of dos and don’ts put together by the house painting experts at Yannco Technical Services and ServiceMarket

Do 

Choose the correct wall

Think about your design goals. Accent walls can be a great way to highlight architectural features like an antique fireplace or a bay window. Alternatively, you can use it as a background for showcasing furniture. Avoid painting already cluttered walls, for example ones that are covered in shelves. If you have an open floor plan, an accent wall can be used to divide spaces such as living and dining areas. 

Consider the mood of the room

Whether you decide to go bold or stick to a neutral shade, make sure the color does not clash with the rest of your room. The accent wall should be an interesting focal point in the room and not an eyesore. Typically accent walls work best when the other walls are a neutral grey or beige rather than a stark white. Also, if a room is already overcrowded with lots of color (furniture etc.), adding an accent wall can create an overwhelming look.   

Think outside the box

Don’t want to limit yourself to painting a wall with one color? You can choose from a range of design options like geometric patterns or stripes as well as specialty paint finishes including metallic, sandstone, or suede. If you are feeling particularly adventurous, you can go for an accent ceiling and splash come color across the fifth wall in your room. You are only limited by your own imagination!

Don’t 

Be afraid of bold colors or neutrals

Express your individuality and pick that fire engine red if it’s the color you really want. Bold colors can add warmth and energy to a room. It is also an effective way to make a small space appear larger.  Alternatively, don’t write off neutrals as boring. A dark grey, navy blue, or deep brown can add a soothing look to your room while offering just the right pop of color. 

Paint without testing

Paint a small patch on the wall to see if it is the look you have in mind. Maybe the shade looked perfect online or at the store, but isn’t quite working for you at home. Painting back over a small patch is much easier than redoing an entire wall should you change your mind later. 

Rule out other materials

Wall paper, wood, tiles, and bricks can also be used to create a beautiful custom look. You can even create a photo montage and create an accent wall out of family memories. Do keep in mind, however, that painting is the easiest and most cost-effective option. It is quick and you can simply paint over it whenever you want a different look.   

No matter what color or style you select, your room should be a comfortable place where you can relax, work, or entertain as needed. An accent wall is a great way to get you there! If you have any questions, get in touch with the best painting services in Dubai like Yannco Technical Services through ServiceMarket and get started today. 

Yannco Technical Services is a premier building maintenance company operating across the UAE. They offer a full range of maintenance services including painting, plumbing, electrical fittings, air conditioning, and villa maintenance for residential and commercial properties. Yannco Technical Services is recognized for providing the highest quality services at competitive rates.

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