Custom Home Design Trends
Accent Walls - Adding Color and Texture
Accent walls are adding a huge "wow" factor to custom homes in North Carolina. Successfully adding an accent wall can be tricky business - so read on to learn how to add color and texture to your home without running into design blunders.
Browse the photos of NC custom designs below, and see how homeowners are creating spaces uniquely theirs - with a splash of color and texture.
NC custom home buyers often ask "How can I add an accent wall, without it appearing random or tacky?"
The key to adding any accent color is to maintain a consistent flow throughout the entire home.
Take this custom home for example, a version of the Gershwin built near Raleigh, NC.
The homeowners loved the color blue, and wanted to include it in the family room.
Instead of adding blue to just an accent wall in one room, they created a theme throughout their home with a blue powder room and master bedroom.
By applying blue to three separate rooms throughout this custom new home, the living room accent was given purpose - and thus a more aesthetically appealing tone.
Pictured here is a version of the Worthington, a custom home built in the Triangle area of North Carolina.
In this custom home, an accent wall made of brick was added as a one-of-a-kind designer detail.
Each of the colors tones present in this wall - red, brown, tan, grey - were incorporated into other rooms.
For example, the great room includes a brown and tan fireplace surround - making a connection to the foyer wall.
Accent walls can add dimension to your home - but they can also look out of place.
The key to incorporating an accent wall is: find ways to incorporate the same colors, textures, or tones in other rooms throughout the home. Give the wall purpose. And use the wall tell your family and guests where they should be looking!