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interior of a house with orange walls

A friend of mine recently reminded me of a great little tip when it comes to painting a room. When you’re looking for an inspiring new paint color at your local hardware store, ask the sales associate if they have any paint cans that have been returned – they are happy to get rid of them at little cost to you, how does as little as $5 a gallon sound? These are cans that have been mixed wrong or were simply brought back by the buyer who had a change of heart. Now, I know what you’re thinking, how awful are these colors? Keep an open mind, I’m a firm believer in every color having its place space! And, using more than one of these colors opens up even more possibilities. A great way to use these “oops” colors is on an accent wall.

Accent walls have been popular for some time now because it is a quick and easy way to breathe new life into a room while adding visual interest and style. As we all know, trends are ever changing and so are the rules for accent walls. Take your accent wall one step further by adding more visual interest by framing it in with molding, or creating a stripe using more than one “oops” color, and don’t overlook those bright and wild “oops” colors.

Check out this Pinterest board for out of the box idea for your next accent wall.