On this cold and snowy day in West Texas, I find myself dreaming of a dark, moody room to snuggle into by a roaring fire. I don’t think there is anything sexier in interior design than a dark room. Nothing can make a small room feel larger than painting the walls a dark color. Painting with a dark, mysterious color disintegrates the edges and makes the room feel larger. Dark paint is a magic potion for small rooms. I love how the dark walls in the picture above provide a neutral backdrop for the gorgeous blue pop of color from the chairs.
The dark walls in the photo above instantly give this room a regal, luxurious feel with a hint of mystery. The dark walls are the perfect canvas to highlight the fabulous artwork.
And what about this moody blue room? I love how the deep blue gives the perception of depth and the lacquered walls add light and interesting shadows. Pairing the dark blue walls with the white ceiling adds a certain crispness to the room.
Sometimes moody, dark walls are the perfect backdrop for texture. Little color is used and drama and dimension are added by varying textures of wood, velvet, brass and glass.
Are you ready for a moody, dark room? Which one is your favorite?
Have a blessed weekend ahead ~
Leslie Hendrix Wood
All images via my Dark Room Pinterest Board.