A lot of people are against the idea of using dark paint colors in the rooms of their houses because they think it will only serve to make rooms appear smaller. This doesn’t always have to be the case, and if you put enough thought into the paint colors you choose, you can create wonderful-looking aesthetics for your home’s interior. Dark paint colors can serve many functions, and we want to show you how you could use them in the rooms of your house.
Understand Where You Will Be Painting
Dark colors don’t always have to make rooms feel smaller and more cramped. They also provide dynamic feelings to your room. Sometimes, you can trick your eyes into making a room actually feel larger. For example, if you have rooms with low ceilings, you can paint your trim the same dark color as your walls. If you do this, the trim is hidden and gives your wall a taller appearance.
You could also only apply dark-colored paints to a single set of your opposing walls and elect to have lighter colors for the other walls. This creates contrast, allowing your room to appear longer.
Blend the Background Features of Your Room
Bigger features your room may have, such as bookcases, could give your room more height or depth as long as those features have a dark color that’s identical to the nearby walls. The hazy line that separates the furniture and surrounding walls is able to be used for features such as lights or wall shelves. If you install subtle additions such as these, you can add more pieces to your room while still maintaining the aesthetic you want.
Use Decor That Contrasts With Your Walls
Contrast is always going to be important when designing a room, and color plays a big role in creating that contrast. Instead of using dark-colored furniture, you can do the opposite and go with light-colored furniture instead. When pairing light furniture against dark walls, it helps your room pop out more.
If you arrange decor on your wall with some extra space in the middle, the dark background colors can be highlighted more easily.
Let Natural Light Assist You
Without proper lighting, dark rooms can appear small and cramped, and it also becomes harder to see when your room has dark paint colors on the walls. This is why natural light should be allowed to shine into your room. Not only does your room become more visible, but you also create contrast for the area.
Try using mirrors to reflect light throughout the space. You can even place mirrors on opposing walls, which helps the room to seem brighter.
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