Twist of Lime
Chocolate-brown walls add a warm feeling to this bedroom. White
crown molding and a cafe- color ceiling break up the rich wall color. Accents in shades of green, such as the lime-green nightstands and kelly green storage boxes, add a splash of color to the room. To keep rooms filled with rich colors from becoming overwhelming, introduce white spaces, such as the bedding, photo mats, and moldings, to give the eye a place to rest.
Touch of Glamour
Purple adds a glamorous touch to any room. Here, a rich shade of gooseberry coats the
living room walls. Large amounts of white on the moldings and artwork break up the color, while the red accents bring out the hue's red undertones. Dark colors work well in rooms flooded with natural light throughout the day.
Dining Room Greens
A palette of greens creates an inviting atmosphere in this
dining room. Moss-green walls are complimented by muted chartreuse drapes, a celadon urn, and fabrics with hints of blues. Darker walls should be paired with ample light sources, such as large windows, lamps, a chandelier, and mirrors to reflect the light.
Nothing adds drama like the
color black. In this dining room, painted black walls and a vintage sideboard add personality. To keep the room dramatic and not depressing, a red velvet settee and upholstered chairs add color to the space. White crown molding, large mirrors, and mirrored accents open up the space by reflecting light.
Add a bright splash of
color to a room with orange. This fiery orange hue is the perfect complement to natural accents, such as the marble fireplace surround and antique wood mirror frame. The browns in these pieces tone down the bright color. Use orange in a room flooded with natural light to create a warm atmosphere.
Even a neutral
color can add a bold look to a room. This dark gray-brown wall color adds dramatic flair to the dining room. Gray draperies match the wall color, but the slight sheen adds a glamorous touch. Chairs upholstered in a plush fabric in the same gray hue add texture to the space. The same color in various textures keeps the look interesting.
Chocolate-brown walls and white accents set a sophisticated tone in the
living room. The wall color was plucked from the ottoman fabric.
Accent One Wall
Accent walls are popular decorating solutions. Use them to add a bold dose of color to a room and create a focal point. In this
living room, the red wall highlights the fireplace and adds a bold splash of color. Painting just one wall is a great way to ease into using dark wall colors.
walls in the bedroom to draw attention to the headboard. The brown wall helps the yellow photo mats and the fabric headboard stand out. Brown and yellow accents throughout the room help connect the colors in the space.
Deep-tone walls can create a cozy atmosphere. Navy walls provide a dreamy background for the bedroom's white accents and
bedding. White architectural elements, such as the beaded board, crown molding, and window casings, brighten the room.
Small Space, Big Color
Small rooms make the perfect spaces to play with dark
color. Chocolate-brown walls contrast with the bathroom's white cabinetry and countertop. Natural light from the window brightens the bathroom and makes the color less intense.
Red Is for Dining
This room is anything but shy about color. Walls in rich tomato-red
wallpaper enhance both depth and texture, while the mix-and-match chair colors offer a playful contradiction to the room's traditional antique furnishings.
color walls blend with kitchen cabinetry in this space and offer a neutral background for displays of collectibles. The color relates to the countertop and is also picked up in the valance fabric.
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