To finish off our series on breaking design rules, we wanted to ficus on paint colors-specifically in small spaces. When it comes to small-space decorating, most people will keep their colors very light, to make the space feel bigger. It's a theory that makes total sense, but it's not the law. We've begun to appreciate the value of darker walls in small rooms. White is becoming an ever-popular color in many rooms, but dark, moody colors can add drama, especially to a small space that might lack architectural features or visual interest. Just review these examples:

Art pops against this dark hue. Image Via

Art pops against this dark hue. Image Via

The Tile and fixtures are highlighted next to this deep charcoal. Image Via

The Tile and fixtures are highlighted next to this deep charcoal. Image Via

Its easy to brighten up a dark wall with light bedding and accessories. Image Via

Its easy to brighten up a dark wall with light bedding and accessories. Image Via

 

So, next time you see a white wall, think of it as a blank canvas and consider the impact of a dark charcoal or deep jewel tone, just as these rooms showcase. I love the mix of colors here — from shades of grey to cool blues and greens. Would you consider painting your walls a dark shade?

Comment