A neutral color palette for interior wall paint is nice, but it can be boring especially if the neutral color is carried on throughout the house. A touch of something unusual and functional can be added to just one wall of the home’s interior with paint. Break up a monochromatic neutral color palette with one of these four unusual and functional interior wall paints.
Chalk Board Paint Makes a Place to Have School

One interior wall painted with chalk board paint will break a monochromatic interior color scheme and provide an acceptable place to write on the wall. Paint the wall near the phone with chalk board paint and always have the perfect spot to write down phone numbers and appointments. A wall painted with chalk board paint in a child’s bedroom or playroom provides a place for children to play ‘school’ or a place for a home schooling parent to write lessons.

Dry Erase Paint helps With Hectic Schedules

Households with hectic schedules that are constantly being juggled must have a dry erase board to keep up with who’s coming and going. Painting an interior wall or even a portion of interior wall with dry erase paint can make household schedules more visible and allow little ones to create new wall art daily with dry erase markers. Dry erase paint is the most costly of the paint choices, it’s about $100 per gallon, but one coat of paint does the trick.

Magnetic Paint Provides a Place to Play

Children love magnets, as most parent’s refrigerators can attest too. Get back the real estate in front of the refrigerator by painting one interior wall with magnetic paint. Children can have their fun with ABC magnets in a location away from in front of the refrigerator. Calendars, pictures, menus and the like can be placed on a wall covered with magnetic paint for easy viewing and accessibility.

Glow-in-the-Dark Paint Points the Way to the Bathroom

Need a little light during the night to guide little ones (or adults) to the bathroom without the use of electricity? A little glow-in-the-dark paint may just be the ticket for light without electricity. Using glow-in-the-dark paint as an accent color in strategic locations can guide a little one from bed to bathroom and back without ever having to turn on a light.

Glow-in-the-dark paint is also a great way to accent the ceiling in a child’s bedroom. Painting overhead moon, stars, planets or rockets that glow-in-the-dark will delight a child and is an easy, inexpensive DIY project. A half pint of glow-in-the-dark paint is generally less than five bucks.

A little unusual interior wall paint applied to one wall or ceiling is a simple DIY paint project that will break a monotone neutral color scheme by adding that little personal touch of whimsy and provide a functional space.