large arched window highlighted with the use of bright accent color
Photo: Tria Giovan; Paint swatches: Don Penny/Time Digital Studio
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Create an Accent Wall

A single field of color can set off a room's best assets—both the built-in details and the artwork and furnishings you introduce.

Use Color to Highlight Architecture

Painting the exterior wall of this all-white studio a leafy green draws attention to its peaked ceiling as well as the outside views glimpsed through the French doors and windows. Here, a vibrant color choice is ideal because of the abundance of natural light, where something more subdued would appear washed out.

Paint: Pantone
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