When done correctly, a darker color scheme can make a room feel cozy and spacious, but you should do a few things to ensure dark paint colors don’t make a room feel too monochromatic, small, or gloomy. This week, we’re giving you three tips to diversify your interior design with dark paint.
Contrast With Furniture
Dark walls or cabinetry work well in the home as long as there is enough contrast present in other parts of the space. Contrasting granite, marble, and stone countertops are great options for complimenting dark shades. Accessorizing understated darkly painted areas of a home with white decor can also help offset dark paint colors by creating a modern, bold look in any space.
Utilize Natural Light
Dark paint is excellent for rooms with an abundance of natural light. For example, a cheery space can be transformed entirely with dark hues and wooden elements. This kind of contrast will make a room appear differently throughout the day as the light shifts.
Don’t Overdo It
If you’re apprehensive about overwhelming an entire room with dark paint, use it sparingly. There’s always the option to add a splash of darkness on a single wall rather than overwhelming an entire room with darkness. Often called an accent wall, it’s a great way to liven up a room and add variety without making too drastic of a change.