If you’re looking to embrace the dark interior trend, here’s some inspiration for you to fully embrace the dark side.
Gloss, matt or satin?
You might think dark wall colour might help hide any flaws or imperfections. However, as a matter of fact, dark walls will show imperfections just as much, if not worse than light-toned walls.
The trick here is to choose the paint type wisely. Gloss has the highest level of shine and will reflect the most light, so if you are concerned about natural light then this is a better option. However, its high reflective properties could also mean that you will be able to see all imperfections more clearly. By contrast, matt has no shine and will absorb any natural light, but it is also more forgiving when it comes to any flaws or imperfections.
Consider an accent colour
Mustard yellow, cyan blue, forest green; colours that are bright enough to lift, work well as an accent. If you choose to add an accent colour, just stick to one wall and for the rest, opt for a muted pastel or neutral hue.
Window panes, chimneys, borders and other features can be a great way to add a splash of colour too.
Invest in some metallic lighting and decor
Metallic hues complement dark tones extremely well. Copper, brass, chrome, gold, silver are a match made in heaven when placed against a dark backdrop.
The room size might shrink, but not as much as you think
Whichever wall you paint in a dark hue, will end up looking more closed. So, if you want to make a space cosy, dark wall paint will not disappoint.
On a side note, consider painting the largest wall in a dark hue or even the borders to ease you into the contrasting change.