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Paint Upgrades | 3 Sharp Feature Wall Colour Strategies To Vivify An All-White Living Room

If you're thinking of adding some life to your all-white living room, then a feature wall is a good idea because it distracts from the paleness of the room and creates a strong focal point. Colours can change perception, turning otherwise dull rooms into energetic and cosy spaces. But choosing the right feature wall colour can be intimidating when you don't know where to start. Follow these sharp feature wall strategies when working with your painters to vivify an all-white living room. 

Start With A Reference Point For Cohesiveness

If you're at a loss of where to begin, it may be a good idea to start with a reference point like a rug, furniture fabric or chair in your living room. This is a good way to bring the living room together with a sense of cohesiveness. These objects often feature interesting colours and shades that can be used on feature walls to transform an all-white living room into a vibrant space. This is a good way to integrate the feature wall without causing it to stick out like a sore thumb. For instance, a royal blue chair in the centre of the room is an excellent reference point for creating a feature wall in the same shade to offset against your all-white living room.

Think Of How You Want The Colour To Be Perceived In Your Living Room

Colours often act as active, passive or neutral shades in any room, so you will need to decide what works best for your living room based on your personal taste and the décor already present when working with your painters. For instance, lighter shades like beige, yellow and light grey are expansive and airy, while bringing a sense of passiveness and neutrality to the living room. They work great when you're trying to create a light-hearted, casual atmosphere for the space. Dark colours are warm and sophisticated and bring a sense of activeness to the living room, while giving it an intimate feel. They tend to be more dramatic and work well if your living room is filled with strong visual elements.

Consider The Existing Lighting In Your Living Room

The existing light and type of bulb you use can alter the way colours appear in your living room. Incandescent lighting displays warm tones and yellows, while fluorescent lighting creates a bluish tone on your feature wall. The type of finish you choose will also make a difference to the way the wall appears under light. If you are looking for a true finish, then matte colours remain similar to their original appearance under any kind of light. Glossy finishes tend to reflect light and can change the appearance of the feature wall colour.

Consider these sharp feature wall colour strategies when working with painters to vivify an all-white living room.