Accent wall in Mexican style

Today’s color dilemma…

I would like to paint the fireplace wall an accent color and am considering blue and not sure if I should go dramatic and dark blue or shade. Also wonder if I should paint the large window wall as accent wall instead but hesitate as the room is long and narrow across and I would like to cozy it up. The living room dining room are L shaped and am considering a bright green for the dining room and kitchen has melon paint trim and mexican colors. Furniture is blues/biege. Like a fun warm place-help–pshelly

Kate Suggests…

Since your room is long and narrow, it would be wise to make the fireplace wall as your accent wall, especially since this wall also serves as the room’s focal point.

Usually I would suggest a deeper, dramatic shade to visually bring the wall in closer and give the illusion of a room that is more square and cozier.

Colours of Mexico; Colors of Mexico

However you mention Mexican colors and in this style a earthy base color is often used with a deep blue and the accent colors are bright, vibrant and reflect a bold love of life. Colors like orange, lime green, bright yellow, red, violet, coral and bright pink all speak of the joy and happiness associated with the colors of Mexico.

Colours of Mexico; Colors of Mexico

Your room already has earthy neutrals so a deep or vibrant blue could work to continue your theme into this room. The folks at Behr have a brief write up about Mexican colors you may find interesting and they recommend using authentic Mexican items to inspire your color scheme.

Here are a few examples they show with a blue called 600B-6 Sudden Sapphire.

Of course you could also go with a deeper indigo blue, which will give you a more dramatic look.


**Please note: Due to individual computer monitor limitations, colors seen here may not accurately reflect the paint colors. Please refer to an actual sample of the paint for an accurate rendition of the color.

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  1. Lynne says:

    I’m having trouble choosing the combination of colors to do a wash on my wall that represent the mexican colors we saw in Mexico. Iwant to do yellow, oranges with the red acent wall. I don’t know what eact color chips to pick. I also want to do a color on my ceiling

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