Do you want to evoke romance, relaxation, mystery, sophistication or glamour in the bedroom? No matter which mood suits you, a dark colour palette makes it possible. Of all the colours, green and blue are the experts at imbuing space with calming qualities that help you sleep. However, the deeper shades bring that extra bit of personality to really show off your style in the boudoir.
For example, sink into soothing bliss with a coat of Minted Glory 3 on a feature wall. This creates the perfect focal point for display shelves, a fabulous painting or a space-enhancing mirror. If you don’t want to go all the way to the dark side, paint the remaining walls white and blend this with white bedding and furniture. Dark green walls are great for unisex kids’ bedrooms too, with just the right amount of playfulness and stimulation to offset the soothing appeal.
In terms of other colours, both teal and navy have partners in crime that ensure they stand out from the crowd. When you decide to go all out with a dark colour palette on the walls, it’s easy to break up the intensity with furniture and accessories in shades that either tone down or ramp up the dark side of your design.
For example, the natural combination of navy and white brings the seaside in with a fresh feel. However, add pops of deep mustard with a sofa, an occasional chair or bedding and the warmth comes flooding in. Turn dark teal paint into a feminine delight with accents of dusty pink for soft furnishings. Wood and teal really love each other, so consider dark brown or walnut timber furniture. With either shade, you can’t go wrong with metallic highlights.
Don’t want to swim in the deep end yet? Just dip your toes into rich teal or dark blue walls by painting the smallest room in your house, to see what the dark side can do for you.