Design Crush: Dark Walls

When done right, dark walls can transform any space into a luxurious one. Despite what many would think, dark walls don’t close in a space or make them seem stuffy. By keeping the ceiling a crisp white and adding a lighter rug to balance the darkness, the space will feel fresh and much bigger. I am really loving this look right now, especially in a space that gets a ton of natural light and I am currently dreaming of painting my bedroom a rich navy blue since it would compliment my white furniture so well. In the meantime, here are some of my favourite dark walled spaces to get you inspired!

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Buffet; Tom Blachford, Living Room; Architectural Digest

I love the way the natural wood furniture looks in both these spaces. They add an element of richness and warmth. Add a gallery wall and some white accessories, throw in a colorful rug in lighter tones with hues pulled from the wall colour and add some beautiful light fixtures and you have a perfect space.

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Statement Wall; Remodelista, Fireplace; Fresh Home

Afraid of diving right in? Paint one wall in your favourite dark tone like the image above. Want even more drama? Keep some elements in the space white, like the fireplace above, and make sure to add white furniture to the mix.

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Image Sources: Space with Orchid; Elle Decor, Beige L Couch; Horchow

These spaces all master the look of dark walls so well, would you paint a room in a dark tone? Ā 

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