How to Pick the Perfect Accent Color for your Home

How to Pick the Perfect Accent Color for your Home

Jennifer Carno

Jennifer CarnoJun 11, 20184 min read

Did you just move into a new home or is it time to refresh the one you’ve been living in? We all know that accent colors can make or break the look and feel of our homes. Experience smarter home improvement by using Build and their selection of Kilz paint. Here are our tips for using to pick the perfect accent colors for our home. You can add the color of paint to your cart or ask for a swatch.

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Use Build’s paint center to design and choose colors for not only the outside of your home but for every room as well. Don’t think accents are only for the outside or doors. They’re for so much more! From the kitchen to the laundry room, every space will be complemented by accent colors. You can look at examples of every room imaginable and pick different paint colors for accents, along with whole walls. There’s nothing like seeing how an accent color matches a wall color before you even dip a brush or roller in the paint.

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Not sure where to start?

Check out Build’s feature where you can chat with a live project expert. It’s all online so you don’t have to leave your home to gain insight. Want to discuss Feng Shui’s Bagua wheel? Go for it and make your home a Feng Shui paradise! Check out Build’s two important articles titled 3 Things to do Before you Paint and How to Prep A Room For Paint to begin.

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Blending In

Think about not only your likes and your partner or roommate’s likes, but also about the themes and colors in your neighborhood when painting exteriors. Be mindful of your neighbors as you pick accent colors for the outside of your home. You don’t want to clash too much with your neighbors or risk not blending in with the look of the area. It’s always considerate to think about how you can contribute to making the whole street look lovely.

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Think Long Term

Decide if you’re planning to be in your home for a long time or if you’re planning to sell. If you’re thinking ahead, you may want to choose colors that are more likely to please the masses. You don’t want to repaint your place with accent colors, only to be told by a real estate agent that you need to change everything to appeal to more buyers. Muted colors and contemporary designs tend to be a safe bet. But always consider the style of your home. Pick colors that blend into the style and history of the architecture. When you choose a popular timeless classic color from, like Eggshell Portobello, it won’t go out of fashion, especially when you need to touch it up in the future.

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Think Finishes offers all kinds of lovely finishes. Matte, semi-gloss, or gloss are the big three choices. Some designers suggest using gloss in bathrooms, semi-gloss in kitchens, and matte finishes in bedrooms and living rooms. The point of an accent is to have one wall stand out and have a reason for it. For example, if it’s where you hang diplomas, pick an accent to match the frames. The same thing goes with your fireplace and even a family portrait wall. Make them special!

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Be Mindful

Paint with a purpose! You want to have a reason for re-painting rooms and/or choosing new accent colors. You don’t want to go over the top and paint every single space. Also, be considerate of future renters or owners, Keep track of all the colors you use and keep the names handy for others. If someone new moves in, loves your color choices and just wants to touch up some spots, they will love it if you can tell them the names of the colors.

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