Start with one strip of colour if you are not too confident. Or use it as an accent in a room. You can also use wallpaper in one strip, you can even let it hang lose, so your walls will not be damaged. (another pro is that you can vary very easily if you do not glue the wallpaper to the wall)
|pink stripes to accentuate a wall / found on lekkerfriss.blogspot.com|
|one spot of pink on your wall / found on vintagerevivals|
|hang a roll of wallpaper without gluing it / found at domino mag|
Two - toned
You call it a trend I guess, two toned walls. Or the revival of the wainscotting ;) It is all about painting half a wall in colour. This gives a great boost of colour to your interior, without making a room looking dark for instance when you use an intense colour. If you add an extra line in an accent colour it pops even more. Painting cupboards, shelves and paintings in the same way, gives it an extra fun factor.
|painting the cupboard & painting as well /picture from domaine|
|paint the ceiling, wall and floor in one colour / found on desiretoinspire.com|
|pink on the top part of the wall / found on pinterest|
|ochre & yellow, great with vintage & plants / found on entermyattic.blogspot.com|
|continue the floor on the wall! / found on obus.com.au|
|two bright colours make the bathroom a happy place / found on sfgirlbybay|
|a classy yet modern two-toned wall / vt wonen|
|pastelpower! / found on idcongres-be|
|unfinished look of a two-toned wall / found on simonaelle.com|
|classy! and lovely with this ceiling / found on sunnygirlsf|
|warm colours with warm textiles / picture by vt wonen|
|two colours make a separation without walls / found on the fifth watches|
Painting your ceiling makes a room very special (do it when your rooms are quite high, otherwise it makes the room feel really small) You can combine the colours with those on the wall, or just paint only your ceiling. A wow effect is almost guaranteed! You can choose to paint part of the wall in the same colour, be creative.
|an emerald ceiling, very classy with the wooden floor / found on designlovefest|
|the colour of the ceiling continues on the wall / picture from farrow and ball|
|a green ceiling in a boho room, lovely! / found on mandi gubler|
|colour the ceiling, wall & doors! / found on chloé douglas|
|a red ceiling (makes the walls look pink) / found on apartment therapy|
|a grey ceiling continuing on the wall / found on decoidees.be|
|different shades of green / found on katyelliott.com|
|pink on the ceiling! / found on apartment therapy|
Is a two-tone wall too boring for you? Then make a mural in the modern way. You can choose for instance from geometric patterns, dots, the 'unfinished painting' look or florals. Use one colour or combine a few... whatever you want :) A nice accent is painting something around a door frame, that makes it more special and a focus point in your interior.
|ain't no mountain high enough / found on sogirlyblog.com|
|a floral door frame, very nice / picture by cath kidston home|
|an unfinished pink wall / found on boligliv.dk|
|watercolour wall / found on brit.co|
|geometrical wall with matching chairs / happy.mundane.com|
|another way to leave a wall unfinished / found on brit.co|
|graphic landscape / found on houzz.com|
|dots on the wall & floor / found on improvised life.com|
|coral mural / found on erictrine.com|
|original mural continuing on the floor / found on ssdb|
|graphic mountains / Haymes Color Forecast 2015|
|graphic in blue hues / from murals wallpaper|
Accents with colour
Of course you can use colour to makes accents in your interior. Be playful and creative! Here are some examples how you can make a room special with just a few strokes of colour. Use it to accentuate certain elements in your room, like a doorway or your fireplace.
|two yellow lines make a room more special / found on frenchbysedign.blogspot.com|
|a coloured accent next to the door / found on pinterest|
|a yellow accent, very playful / found on apartment therapy|
|painting a colour block behind your shelf / found on designglovefest|
|accentuate the fireplace / found on yatzer|
|accentuate a doorway / vogue australia|
|colour on & around the fireplace / styling Cleo Scheulderman photo Jeroen van der Spek|
|why not accentuate more?! / via 2modern|
If you want to change your colour often, or want to move it around your home you can make coloured panels. You can even paint them on both sides, or use different materials to play with texture in your interior at the same time. If you make panels out of fabric, this will also improve the acoustics in your room. You can also use a semi transparent material, this gives an extra dimension when the light shines on it. And you can use them to separate parts of your room, without blocking the view.
|coloured panels with a painted wall / found on zilverblauw pinterest|
|coloured separation panel / found on ffffound.com|
|a transparent colour accent / found on beautifuldecay.com|
Add some confetti or fringes to make a happy wall.... it is such a wall that makes you smile every time you pass it! A good way to start you day or make you instantly happy when you get back from work.
|a paper fringes wall, gives such a happy vibe / found on ohjoy.com|
|copper foil confetti / found on ohhhmhhh.de|
Hopefully we gave you enough inspiration to create your own great wall. If you need more inspiration, you can always follow our pinterest board on walls. Do you need some more colour tips? You can check our post on pastel colours or our post on intense, dark colours (written in Dutch) We did a post on spicing up your walls before, so for more ideas check this post.