Written on October 5, 2012 at 11:00 am , by Kate
As much as I love light and bright spaces, I’m always drawn to intensely deep hues on walls. When balanced with plenty of white, dark walls add sophistication and elegance. Here are five favorite shades to inspire you if you’re feeling the need for drama to your home by darkening the walls of any of your spaces.
Mocha. Chocolate brown is warm and enveloping in bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms, or offices. It can lean masculine when mixed with dark wood, but is also kept contemporary when balanced with plenty of white or paired with pops of citrus like lime green and lemon zest.
Slate. Mid tone gray is chic choice for bedrooms, living rooms, and bathrooms too. Mix in muted or shiny metallics, mirrored finishes, or glamorous accents to heighten the sophistication.
Plum. Deep eggplant or purple is a regal choice for adding drama to a bathroom or kitchen. Plum is especially elegant in a dining room where family and friends linger over meals and conversation.
Stone. Dark taupe is a color that is a cross between charcoal and brown. Shades of stone complement both gray and beige furnishings and will pair with any warm or cool color palette you choose for your accessories.
Charcoal. Gray continues to be a popular neutral this year, and charcoal is the darkest version of it. Deep gray envelops an entry and will guarantee drama when juxtaposed against white trim or cream furnishings.
Have you dared to go dark in your own home with any of these shades mentioned? Or do you love navy, emerald green, dark red, or deep orange? Have you discovered a favorite dark shade of paint you’d like to share?
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