Home Decor Tips
Back To Black: Decorating With Dark Color Schemes
Do you consider yourself a color chicken or a risk-taker? For years, the most popular color on residential walls was beige, or some other – yet similar – light shade. White was used to creating an illusion of spaciousness and let enough light in. Lately, interior designers are becoming less concerned with space and focus more on the message space should send. In order to achieve that, they have decided to go with dark color schemes – or go home. Here is how to introduce this trend into every room of your house.
A Dramatic Entrance
The foyer is usually a small, narrow space. These features use to predetermine the color options for that space. Guess what was the most popular paint used in the entryway? That’s right – white. This year, however, you can forget all about the fake spaciousness and drench the entrance in dark hues. The foyer is a transitional space where you spend very little time, so painting it black would be a great way to start with the dark color trend. Include some interesting details like brass pendant lamp, free-standing mirror and Moroccan tile floor.
Dark Entryway Interior By Lilly Bunn
Come To The Dark Kitchen, We Have Cookies
Go beyond pale in this utilitarian room and introduce luxury or industrial décor with charcoal grey. The dramatic lighting fixture can compensate for the lack of brightness. If your house is older and your cabinetry is more traditional, black or grey can look too modern.
Instead, you can choose a very dark green shade. Combine it with dark wood tones to make the vibe just right.
The Brave New Dining Room
Dining room usually doesn’t require a lot of light, so you won’t take anything away from it if you paint it dark blue, forest green or brown.
Elegant Gray Dining Room By Green Couch Interior Design
One striking lighting fixture (e.g. crystal chandelier) and one, or two mirrors will provide sufficient light and introduce some sparkling magic, as well.
Sea Cliff Estate By MB Jessee
Dark Necessities in Living Room Design
Darke color make the room feel more intimate and encourage long conversations, so the living room is the best place to introduce them. Dark grey or chocolate brown will set the mood for the perfect gathering spot, but that is just the beginning.
Black Fireplace Mantel By Lauren Lozano Ziol
Soften up these colors with several details in neutral shades and various warm textures, such as velvet sofa and rug.
Unlike the living room, bedroom design shouldn’t encourage conversation, but peace and relaxing. The conventional tips for bedroom colors would say that you should use soothing hues like blue, earthy green, pale pink, and similar. This, however, doesn’t mean that dark tones won’t let you get enough sleep.
Dark Night Via Freelancers 3D
Mineral grey combined with brass details and retro furniture will make your bedroom look like it belongs in a luxurious hotel. If you want a warmer feel, go with a deep reddish-brown and pair it up with crisp white queen mattress and bedding.
Balance Between Dark and Light in Your Bedroom By i3 Design
Goodbye All-White Bathroom!
Aren’t you just tired of the same old all-white bathroom? You’re not alone. It is no wonder that 2017 brought the trend of dark bold colors in the bathroom as well. Coat your bathroom in an interesting, dominant shade like midnight blue, dark grey, chocolate brown and forest green.
Dark Grey Bathroom Style Via Molteni Motta Fotografie
However, choose complementary colors carefully. They should tone down the drama, but also, draw attention. Metals, such as brass and copper, will shine in the gloomy shadows and offer warm reflections. White can still be present but in small amounts.
Bathroom With Concrete Floor
So, what do you say – are you ready to make some brave choices this year? Start from your home, and you will see just how easy it is.