Most people, when painting a room, think of going with a light color, not a dark blue, dark brown or even black. Dark paint colors are a bold choice, and as they are unusual, we are drawn to them. They are often good for small spaces, surprisingly enough. Designer John Barman says about the room above, "You're swept away by the blue and have no sense of the size of the room."
Moises Esquenazi used Farrow and Ball Mahogany paint.
Living Etc. The furniture in the room make this look more industrial.
Todd Romano. I love this room; it looks so cozy yet sophisticated with the rich blue walls and thick mouldings.
Australian Vogue Living. What a great gallery wall--looks so organic.
Carol Prisant used contrasting mouldings that add depth to the wall in this small room.
Elle Decor. This room looks pretty large and the windows add lots of light to it. I love how the walls curve up into the ceiling.
Leta Austin Foster. The dark color used here blends so well with the different colored ethnic floral patterns.
Metropolitan Home. The walls as well as the floor are painted a dark color. Again the use of the mouldings really adds depth to the room.
Jeffrey Bilhuber uses a dark chocolate brown. The glossiness of it reflects the light coming in from the window.
House to Home UK. I like how the black shade repeats in the next room to lead you through the space. NOT loving the Christmas lights on the floor though.
Katie Ridder. I love this little room with navy blue paint.
Markham Roberts. Dark floor and dark walls!
Markham Roberts. This room looks so New England-y and He even uses the dark blue paint in the fireplace.
Jeffrey Bilhuber uses dark paint in a larger setting with natural materials like a sisal carpet and stone fireplace.
I really likes these looks--they're fun and very bold. Thoughts? Has anybody done this in their own home?