Painted effects can be used to highlight other design elements in a room. For example, they can match fabrics, stones, or tiles.
Walls painted as the color inverse of the comforter.
An old table painted to match the fabric.
Walls fauxed to match the natural stone.
Plaster columns in a Miami hotel painted to match marble tile floor.
This monkey, plus other animals, matches a wallpaper border.
This column was painted to match the tile on the bathroom counter.