Hello darkness, my old friend.
September 27th, 2019
Category: WB Jamieson
Author: Darren Seymour
You needn't be afraid of the dark...
Choosing to embrace the darkness for a contemporary interior style
For a long time the trend of whitewashing spaces and using a very light neutral palette has been prevalent in homes. Since the peak of this trend a couple of years back, we have gradually began to see customers join the dark-side.
Dark, rich and bold colours offer something that their lighter counterparts just cannot manage to muster. With dark tones, a space is instantly given character. darkness bring a mystery and drama to a space.
Darker colours can also bring with them a warmth and a cosiness. Atmosphere is in abundance with clients opting for colours such as blacks, navy's, dark-greens and greys that venture towards the darker, more charcoal end of the scale.
Quite simply put there is no need to be afraid of the dark. Start by using in restrained areas moderately, perhaps employing the rich deep paint on a feature wall. Dark colours work particularly well when contrasted against crisp white fixtures and fittings such as cornices, coving, skirting and even glossed windowsills.
when you consider adding darkness to your space instead of the fear of an oppressive and confined appearance, consider how to utilise colour and tone to create an opulence, coupled with sumptuous fabrics and furnishings to add texture and depth.
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