Paints are generally available as white, tint, and deep and accent bases that can be tinted to various shades and depths by the use of liquid colorants. The level of opaque pigment (in most cases titanium dioxide) is varied to balance the value (degree of darkness or lightness) of the color.
In this way, are accent walls supposed to be darker or lighter?
Usually a much lighter, much darker, or more saturated color, but not always. An accent wall defines the room much more clearly than any one color applied to all four walls can. In fact, accent walls are a lot more like décor accessories than like interior paint.
What wall should be an accent wall?
The wall to accent is generally the first thing you see when you walk into the room. It may have distinctive architectural features or placements such as a built-in bookcase, a wainscoting, a fireplace or an architectural nook. It could be the anchor wall behind the bed in a bedroom.
Do dark colors make a room look smaller?
Dark colors, on the other hand, tend to absorb light, making a room look smaller. For an optimum effect, select soft tones of off-white, blue and green, and always remember that brighter rooms look bigger and more inviting. Try painting your wall trim and moldings in a lighter color than your walls.