A herringbone accent wall makes for a subtle yet stunning addition to any room. The herringbone pattern is named after the skeletal structure of a herring fish and is designed using planks that come together in a broken, asymmetrical zig-zag pattern. Herringbone is also very similar to chevron, where the ends of each board are fitted together to into a symmetrical inverted V pattern. These two patterns of wall paneling are commonly used in similar ways as an accent wall.
Herringbone accent walls are frequently used to make a bed, cooking area, or fireplace the focal point of a room. Instead of using herringbone paneling along an entire wall, herringbone tile can also be used to create a small accent wall along backsplashes and showers. Learn how you can incorporate this interesting pattern into your home with the following herringbone feature wall ideas.