Dare to Do Dark
June 24, 2010
It’s the beginning of summer, and I feel the need to make everything around me light and bright, but I’m finding myself increasingly drawn to the drama of dark painted walls. When it comes to painting a room an intensely dark color like chocolate or charcoal, I confess I haven’t taken the plunge because I fear the dreaded cave effect that may occur. Oh, I’ve tried samples on the wall, but in the end I opt for the lighter hue.
I especially love high contrast in design, juxtaposing the crisp white against the dramatic dark. An intensely deep hue, balanced with plenty of light, conveys sophistication and elegance – two feelings I absolutely adore in a space. Here are some intense walls that I’m drawn to these days. Fancy that, in the middle of June.
What about you? What are your thoughts on dark painted walls ? Does it feel like doom and gloom to you ? Too bold for your taste ? Or have you taken the plunge and pulled off the high drama? Do share your ‘darkest’ thoughts !