Most of us often shirk away at the very thought of using dark colours in the home. We feel that very dark to pitch black colours will make the interiors look cramped and depressing. This at times could be a justifiable concern, but not always. When used skilfully, dark accents can actually help you to brighten up your home.
Yes, really! Today we will show you eight homes that embrace dark interior colours. These brilliantly designed abodes are bound to drive away your apprehensions of using richer tones within the four walls of your home.
When we are seeking inspiration for dark accents in almost every corner of the home, why leave the kitchen alone? Sprinkle some pepper in this place as well!
Check out the effects of a hot peppery colour scheme in this kitchen. It almost seems to glow thanks to the introduction of black cabinet doors, worktops and furniture. Turmeric yellow chairs have been placed around the dining table to really spice up the mood.
The choice of dark shades – like onyx black or charcoal grey – itself seems to be a bold one. Dzhemesyuk & Yurov Design decorated this Dubai apartment with such intense shades of grey and black.
The large dim grey sofa bed has been set right in front of the kohl black wall panels. The intensity of the dark tones has been accentuated with a golden touch on the feature wall.
Fancy sleeping in a stylish bedroom boasting a slightly different colour scheme than usual? Why not take inspiration from this darkly sensual boudoir? The upholstered bed, bed furnishings, nightstand and even the curtains coordinate with each to create a knock-out effect.
Hidden LED panels and ceiling mounted lighting keep the room properly illuminated. Earthen colours and wooden textures behind the headboard introduce a cheerful note.
Courtesy of a smart use of dark accents, this dining room received a fashionable makeover in the hands of the designer.
A lavish jet black dining set has been placed at its centre. The pendant lighting fixtures and curtains, also in dark tones, only enhance its glamorous look.
The use of dark colours in the bathroom is not exactly a newfound obsession. Dark marble flooring, mosaic or ceramic tiles for the walls as well as the flooring have always been favoured by many.
The same idea has been repurposed in this modern attic bathroom in the form of tiled flooring and mosaic wall décor.
A copious amount of dark tones have been used to decorate the interiors of this Parisian apartment. The result is nothing short of amazing. From the dark area rug to the comfy couches, the coffee tables to the walls, doors and windows to the staircase, everything has been soaked in matching dark hues.
However, on closer inspection you will observe a subtle tonal and textural variation which is something to take note of if you want to design your home in such a dazzling dark palette. A touch of gold oozes glamour in a space boasting a luxurious design.
The strong contrast between pitch black and warm white or pale grey often help to introduce a sense of drama into interiors. This is a popular theme for many, including reputed interior designers.
You can see the same theme repeated in the interior of this living room, designed with dark tone chairs, lighting fixtures, a contemporary area rug, glossy black bookcases and shelves.
Step inside this lavishly designed walk in wardrobe and see what how gorgeous dark accents can look in your home. Can you imagine this regal dressing room without its dark shade? Wouldn’t it feel lifeless and uninspiring without its kohl black ceiling, shelves and ottomans?
However, the effects of the ceiling mounted lighting fixtures, so useful to maintain this upbeat mood, should not be forgotten here. This is a technique that you will always need to follow. Big room or small, any space requires sufficient illumination when dark tones are at play.
Your home is bound to look stunning with a hint of darkness. Apply them and experience their profound effects for yourself.
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