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Accent Wall

by Kathy
(Allenton, WI, USA)

I am looking for a brownish orange or burnt orange that is not too dark or really bright that would work on the accent wall in our livingroom.

the room is quite dark and all the other walls are log. You can see some log in the photo. The clock on the wall will be gone.

I know I want a sort of burnt orange color to go with the photo on the adjacent wall. I am looking at Sherwin Williams colors since I do not have access to Benjamin Moore paint. I know a popular SW color is Copper Mountain, which I actually love in a room with lots of light, but in a darker room like mine I think it would be way too dark.

I have looked at lots of SW colors, but no idea what the best color would be.

Any suggestions of one or two exact colors that would work would be appreciated.


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Jan 09, 2018
Make Your Accent Wall Stand Out!
by: Cheryl

Hi Kathy,

Thanks for your question. Glad to help. Accent walls can be an interesting in your decor. Consider your options. Since you're drawn to Copper Mountain, stay in that chip range.

Check out options nearby on the paint deck, just a couple of shades lighter, but still in the warm tones. Maybe SW 6353 Chivalry Copper.

However, another option is to make your accent wall stand out. since your room has a lot of browns, consider shades completely opposite. Perhaps a soft medium green. Some shades in the range of SW 9032 Stay In Lime. Its still warm, but gives more contrast. To complete your decor, add a few accessories, throw pillows, etc. in the same shade.

To narrow your search use Sherwin Williams' online ColorSnap® Visualizer for Web. Upload your photo and play with options. This is a great tool to help you visualize.

When you finish your project send us a after photo. Good luck and enjoy your search!

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