We debunk some popular color myths and explain why you should consider going over to the dark side of the color chart.
- Make a room feel larger
It’s only natural to reach for white when you’re trying to make a small, dark space feel larger. We’re conditioned to believe that darker colors will make a room feel more enclosed. But some darker shades – such as muted teals, charcoal greys and warm browns can actually add a sense of depth to your space.
Painting woodwork, such as skirting boards, doors and window frames, in a darker hue is another clever way to create the illusion of space in your home. For best results, use Dulux Trade Satinwood.
- Create a cozy scheme
Choosing a darker color scheme is a great way to make a room feel instantly cozier and more intimate. Consider using rich reds and intense teals. These deep shades tend to pull walls closer towards you and will instantly make a large room feel warmer.
- Make space with an optical illusion
Create a focal point with color blocking, this can also be done with dark, warm colors. Pair with wooden accessories and a mix of vintage Fifties furniture to complete this stylish look.
If you do decide to embrace darker walls, choose accessories that will pop against the more subdued shades.
- Add a sense of drama
A dark, bold color scheme will immediately add drama and flair to your home. A powerful dark green with accent pieces of luxurious wood and plants will wow visitors.
- Choose for easy to combine, go for tone-in-tone
Creating a dark tone-in-tone color scheme is easy and creates a simple yet embracing atmosphere. Take inspiration from nature. Consider using rich teals and mossy greens. Use those colors on your walls and simply enjoy.