Choosing the Perfect Stone Accent Wall

Looking for a way to upgrade your living room, kitchen, or office space? A stone accent wall may be just what you need to elevate your interior design. A natural stone accent wall enhances your space adding warmth, texture, and timeless elegance. At Stoneyard, we carry a large variety of natural thin stone veneer perfect for your stone accent wall projects. At Stoneyard, we offer an extensive collection of natural thin stone veneer, designed to elevate your stone accent wall projects with beauty and durability. This guide will help you to choose the perfect stone for your accent wall. 

Stoneyard Boston Blend Mosaic Landscape Solutions Riverview
Stoneyard Boston Blend Mosaic Landscape Solutions Riverview

Selecting the Right Stone for Your Accent Wall


When choosing stone, you want to carefully consider what color you’d like for your design. Color will directly impact the mood of the space. Do you prefer a lighter stone to brighten your space like Everest Standard Cut or Austin Rustic Ashlar? Or are you searching for a darker stone like Boston Blend to add contrast to the lighter colored walls of your room? Do you want a warmer toned stone like Cottage Standard Cut or Colonial Tan to enhance a rustic design? Or do you prefer a cooler-toned gray stone like Greenwich Gray?

Shape and Joint Pattern

In terms of aesthetics, an essential factor to think about when selecting stone is the desired shape and joint pattern. Our thin stone veneer comes in a variety of shapes including round, mosaic, square and rectangular, ledgestone, and more. Each shape achieves its own look and feel, so it is important to choose wisely. 

You also need to consider which shape works best for your preferred joint pattern. There are three commonly used joints: dry-stacked with no joint, standard one to two inch joints, and wide joints. Looking at inspiration photos can help you to select which joint and shape would work best for you.

Style Considerations

Be sure to select a stone based on the overall aesthetic of your design. Some popular styles are:

  • Modern: Sleek stacked stone or smooth-faced options pair well with this style.
  • Rustic: Weathered fieldstone or irregular faces create a cozy, aged look.
  • Traditional: Classic stone choices like granite and quartzite can bring warmth to any space. 

Placement Matters

A stone accent wall is a great way to create a dramatic focal point in your room. When choosing which wall you are going to use as your accent wall, base your decision on what architectural features you’d like to highlight. Natural stone looks great on walls with fireplaces or other built in appliances. Drawing attention to features like this creates an inviting atmosphere for guests to enjoy.

Stoneyard Boston Blend Ledge & Ashlar

Stone Accent Wall Design Tips

Here are some additional design tips for creating a stunning stone accent wall:

  • Use a variety of stone sizes and shapes. This will create a more dynamic and interesting look.
  • Consider using a contrasting grout color. This can help to highlight the individual stones and create a more dramatic effect.
  • Don’t forget about the lighting. Proper lighting can make a big difference in the overall look of your stone accent wall.

Professional Stone Installation

Once you’ve selected your stone, we recommend finding an installer near you to assist with the installation process. Using a professional stone installer will guarantee the longevity of your stone. To learn more about the installation process, read our full guide

Accent Wall - Cambridge Blend Stone Panels
Accent Wall – Cambridge Blend Stone Panels


In conclusion, selecting the perfect stone accent wall entails considering various factors. The type of natural stone, its color, and texture play a significant role in creating the desired mood and style in your space. The placement of the accent wall should complement existing architectural features and create a focal point. Additionally, professional installation is crucial for the longevity and aesthetic appeal of your stone wall. By carefully considering all these aspects, you can create a stunning and timeless stone accent wall that enhances the beauty and functionality of your home.

Feeling inspired? Browse our selection of thin stone veneer to start planning your stone accent wall project. 

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