Creating an Accent Wall

Reference Number: KB-00609
Last Modified: February 5, 2020

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


I would like to apply different materials to parts of the walls in my plan. How can I do this?

interior view of stairs with yellow accent wall


If you wish to create an accent wall by applying a material to a single wall, specify the desired material in its Wall Specification dialog.

This applies to both exterior and interior wall surfaces; however, if you wish to apply a different material to an exterior wall surface, the best approach will be to use a different wall type, since different siding materials typically have different thicknesses. 

To apply a material to a section of wall

  1. To start, select 3D> Create Perspective View> Full Camera  from the menu, then click and drag a camera arrow pointed at the wall surface to be modified.

  2. Ensure that you are in component mode, from the menu go to 3D>Material Painter>Material Painter Component Mode  to make sure that it is checked.

  3. Select 3D>Material Painter>Material Painter 

  4. In the Select Material dialog that displays, select the color or material from the library.

  5. Click on the wall to be painted.