Do you have an empty wall in your kitchen and looking to give it some personality? Find out how to decorate and design it with these 6 Kitchen Accent Wall Ideas.
So, the ultimate question is, how to choose an accent wall in kitchen? First and foremost you must be aware of the types of accent walls you have as options. I have broken it down for you, as most enter in one of these categories:
- Use Wallpapers
- Use Tiles to cover the whole wall
- Add some texture with bricks or stones
- Add a pop of color
- Accessorize with frames, layers and hanging decor pieces
From here, once you define the type that fits your needs and style, you can start researching from there. Accent walls in such a specific space as the kitchen can be hard to get right.
There is so much going on and the least you want is to clutter the space or have elements that are not in harmony with the rest of the space. I recommend you are risky and take chances yet are also realistic. A kitchen is the heart of any home, throw in some personality but remember sometimes less is more!
6 Types of Kitchen Accent Wall Ideas:
1. Cover every living inch with Wallpapers
Décor wallpapers are something not often seen in kitchens and I cannot understand why. It is a very low-risk option, as many do not damage the wall behind and can be easily interchanged for different patterns.
If you live in a rental place and are looking to spice up your kitchen walls (pun intended), wallpapers could be your thing. You could even step up from just an accent wall to accent-ing the whole kitchen. And, between you and me, kitchen accent wall wallpaper designs are something out of this world. You’ll probably instantly fall in love with 300 of them. Just a heads up.
Wallpapers Galore have chosen a tropical-infused green style, but you could definitely go for a more modern geometric look, a chic pastel abstract or even achieve a block-coloured wall – with no paint!
2. Two words: Chalkboard Wall
Chalkboards are a classic. Especially if you are artistic and creative! I believe they give so much freedom. You can come up with a specific design and leave it written on for years, or you can design new walls for every season!
I cannot deny they have an indescriptible cozy and home-like appeal. Plus, you can make them actually functional! I’m thinking shopping lists, a special dessert recipe that might be signature for your home.. imagine cooking something and turning your head to check out the wall for instructions! I’m liking this idea, I might get a chalkboard wall as a kitchen accent wall of my own and have a cookie recipe written all over it.
I have found this Chalkboard Removable Wallpaper that might fit your needs, it’s removable and made in the USA.
3. Why not tile the whole wall?
Honestly, why not? Bring in some personality and edge while still maintaining the kitchen essence by using tiles. If your kitchen is more classic and minimal, you might opt for rectangle or square-shaped tiles. However, if you’re looking for a more modern, sharp look, The Tile Club demonstrates in the previous image this can be achieved with small hexagons of varying colors.
If you’re unsure what tile style would match best with your kitchen aesthetic, or are simply looking for more kitchen accent wall ideas featuring tiles, check out this Ultimate Guide of Kitchen Backsplash Ideas which has more than 35 ideas to elevate kitchen wall design.
4. Brick it, baby.
Bricks always make for good kitchen accent wall ideas. It is especially for those who like the vintage rustic aesthetic. However, combined with neutral tones and sleek shapes it can elevate a modern kitchen and give it a homely appeal.
This is one of those useful small kitchen accent wall ideas as it serves two purposes: personality and open shelve storage! A brick accent wall can give that much-needed charm to your kitchen space. This earthy-toned kitchen by Harvey Jones Kitchens has integrated this accent into a regular white shelved wall, and I love it!
Treat it as an addition of texture. Personally, in my kitchen a beige brick wall would not combine with my greyish tones, but, in turn, a white brick wall would be absolutely perfect. So don’t hesitate to change up the colors of regular brick!
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5. A pop of colour never hurt nobody.
Adding pops of color is a simple way to add personality without too much clutter or over-decorating a space (something I am completely guilty of!). Finding kitchen accent wall paint ideas is no easy task, especially because you go to the paint shop and there are so many freakin options! Try to define what you want as much as possible before stepping foot into the paint shop. And when you do step foot, do not change ideas or suddenly find a new inspiration! Personally, I am scared of going to the paint shop, but the results are always so good it’s worth it.
If you’re looking for kitchen accent wall color ideas, you might want to check this pastel Lime color. I love Cortney and all she designs (from Cortney Bishop Designs), and this is no less. You might want to check her stuff out because you’ll find inspiration in every. single. thing. she does!
Sometimes you need an attention-grabbing decorative element but want to maintain the essence and color tones of your kitchen. If this is the case, accessorizing existing walls could be the kitchen feature wall ideas you are looking for.
Some extra ideas for layering accent walls:
- Picture frames
- Kitchen vintage utensils
- Shelves with aesthetic storage
I personally believe giving functionality to every corner of the house is essential, so hanging a calendar or chalkboard with the family’s shopping list, school reminders, and random stuff could be a perfect solution!
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