Currently, every room in our apartment is painted white. While I love the bright, white feeling of our light-colored walls, I also crave a little color. Recently, I've been thinking about dark, deep hues. I am actually debating whether or not to paint an accent wall behind the head of our bed and leave the rest of the room white. In the past, I would never have considered an accent wall, but lately I am feeling the appeal of a less-than-full commitment to color.
When I find myself thinking of my favorite interior designers, I can't imagine them painting an accent wall, which makes me think it's not the way to go -- I should stick with white or go colorful on all four walls. What do you think, are accent walls just plain hokey, or are they sometimes okay?
If we do, do an accent wall, I'm thinking of a hue like the one above, which is a half-and-half mix of Twilight and Gentleman's Gray by Benjamin Moore, which looks perfect to me (image from House Beautiful's website).