Home Candy: Dark Walls
As much as I love the stark white look of Scandinavian design, there’s something very appealling about dark paint. Perhaps I’m intrigued by the obvious courage behind the choice – dark colors can be intimidating (What if it makes my room feel small? Will it be a nightmare to paint over?).
Done well, it can be almost majestic. Behold:
This black wall from Loftenberg features paneling to give it depth and texture:
I love the idea of navy or hunter green in a bedroom – it seems like it would be nice and dark for sleeping. Look at this lovely bedroom from Dwell Studio:
Dark colors can also be “lightened” via the other elements in the room. Look how bright these two rooms look with white cabinets and bedding to offset the dark blues:
Overall, success would depend on the lighting (look at those fabulous windows in the hunter green living room!). While I haven’t gone this dark in my home (we have one purple wall, but it came that way), we do have the floor-to-ceiling windows that could make it work.