Thursday, July 1, 2010


Normally, I tend to feel that lighter paint colors work best for walls. I guess I have a tendency to believe that, if the paint is too dark, the room will shrink and become cavelike and ugly. I don't know why this misconception stays with me, but I am honestly a little scared of dark paint colors. I love them, I stare at them on the paint chips, and then I talk myself out of them. Which is probably a good thing. I don't think I'm really experienced enough to pull that off. But my oh my, these designers sure did!
I absolutely adore these dark, brooding, comforting rooms. I would live happily and comfortably in any of them. Especially today, dark rooms are really appealing to me. What do you think? Have you ever tried a really dark paint color? Was it a success or a failure? Would you ever dare to go this dark?

1 comment:

  1. They are awesome for making a giant room look small. Aka pic 4... it looks like a really small room but I would be willing to bet that is a pretty big couch.

    Growing up my Mom would always paint the biggest room forest green, and it made the room feel a bit more manageable. Which is why when you sell a house you should always repaint everything white, so that the house looks bigger.