Are you ready to add color to your home, but don’t know where to start?
If you love bright, white spaces, yet still pine for a splash of color and flair we understand completely.
It’s easy to let the thought of using dark colors scare you because many think they’ll end up with a home that looks like the Addams Family. (Although that’s a definite option if you want it.)
Whether you want to bring a room to life or overhaul your entire house with a new, bold look we’ll show you how to use dark colors in your home—without it looking like a haunted house!
HOW TO USE DARK COLORS IN YOUR HOME
If you want to dip your toes in dark colors start small.
- Use a moody tile color like black, mahogany, deep red, or even earth tones as your backsplash.
- Paint an accent wall.
- Tie in accessories like rugs and window treatments with colors that warm the room.
- Make a statement with furniture. Don’t be afraid to use rich green, blue and purple colors for an office or small bedroom.
WORK WITH WHAT YOU HAVE
You don’t have to knock down walls or become a professional home flipper—work with what you have.
It may sound weird, but don’t be afraid to paint the wall and fireplace the same dark color. Pair it with natural wood furniture and cozy up to a warm living room—heat included!
ADD A GALLERY WALL
If you love pictures and art—paint a dark gallery wall to make them pop!
Use contrasting frame colors and your photos should stand out.
MAKE A GRAND ENTRANCE
Make a statement upon entrance to your home.
This is perfect for a dark-themed hallway, tile flooring that’s fun and fits your personality, hang pictures on the wall that tell a story, and don’t forget to add plants to make it light and airy.
WHAT NOT TO DO WITH DARK COLORS IN YOUR HOME
As you feel the freedom of finally using dark colors in your home, there are some tips to keep in mind for what NOT to do.
#1—Try not to overwhelm all the walls with super dark colors. Start with an accent wall and work your way up from there. (Unless you want an all-black room like Lydia Deetz in Beetlejuice!)
#2—Be aware of painting the ceiling, especially if the room is on the smaller side.
Dark ceilings can make an area feel smaller if not done in a thoughtful way.
Dark ceilings look the best in a naturally bright room with distinct white and natural tones and can also draw attention to trim or crown molding.
#3—Make contrast your friend. Even if you choose to go with mostly dark colors in a room, add a sprinkle of light textures to pull the room together.
#4—Don’t forget to set the mood! In a dark-colored room make sure to use lighting that is warm but isn’t too bright. Shades and dimmers are perfect for this setting.
The use of dark colors in your home can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be.
Start small with a bold rug or rich accent wall and see how that feels in your home.
Because that’s the beauty of creativity…you can always change your mind!
Have any questions?
Need help with your home design project?
Stop by the Sol Granite showroom today and let us help you bring your design dreams to reality!
4804 Dillon Drive (Behind Texas Roadhouse)
Pueblo, CO 81008