Who's Afraid of the Dark?

Adele Shotton-Pugh | Posted

Are you afraid of the dark? Be brave and go bold by using dark colours in your home. When chosen as accents or the principle colour, you can change the dynamics of a room in an instant. Dark colours aren't solely for contemporary homes, they can be used in virtually any style of home successfully.

Room with glass office desk with two leather chairs facing each other, with teal rug and black wall

Lush Home

Black is a stunning colour to use in a dining room or home office. Its dark alluring colour creates a look of refined elegance.

Very dark room with black textured walls and black floor lamp with black round lamp shade

Room Decorating Ideas

Dark, sexy and seductive, dark textured walls add a luxury look to modern homes.

Elegantly dark kitchen with black units, dark walls and minimal lighting to set the tone

Real House Design

Embrace the darkness in a basement kitchen, highlight with pops of pink for a chic look.

Brown living room with long dark brown chair, dark leather bound coffee table and three cross section photos on the wall of a horse

Ferghal

Brown is a brilliant dark colour to add suave sophistication to a room.

Dark blue and white bedroom, with blue feature wall, rug and white side walls and bedding

Homes Gallery

Go dark blue in the bedroom to get the wow factor. Teamed with white it becomes gender friendly.

Bedroom with purple feature wall, purple bedding on a white bed and white mirror shine flooring and gold chandelier

Trend Decoration

Deep violet screams to be noticed. It's a regal, majestic colour that sits beautifully next to white or cream.

Narrow toilet in plum colour with small white toilet

Yacineaziz

It may be the smallest room in the house, but even cloakrooms can be decorated in dark colours without them looking claustrophobic, especially if the ceiling is high.

Dark purple and cream bathroom with white bathtub, sink, toilet and bidet

Lunar The Gamez

Add a royal touch of luxury to your bathroom by using an aubergine and cream colour palette.

Living room with cream flooring, white ceiling and then black walls, with cream arm chairs and black sofa

Home Edit

Rooms that are flooded with natural light can look stylishly stunning decorate in dark colours.

Black and white dining room with white chairs and black table

New Furniture Home Decor Models

Be inspired by nature by using animal hide colours; black and white stripes of a zebra show how easy it is to use dark and still have an impressive look.

Home cinema with black walls, red day beds and red cushions

Home Edit

Dark colours are a 'must-have' for home cinemas. Team with red, electric blue or cream to prevent it resembling a gloomy cave.

Black bedroom with black bedding and dark wooden floors

Pics Decor

Just to reiterate black, or charcoal grey oozes a sexy style that's perfect for the bedroom. When done correctly it shouts style not sleaze!

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