Dark walls, when executed well, can have a stunning impact on a space. Though they aren’t right for every space (especially when you are staging to sell), in the right one they can be the element that truly sets the stage for great design. Small spaces as a general rule should shy away from dark walls since dark colors tend to make a space feel smaller. However; there are some exceptions to this rule, such as powder baths. Usually, dark walls work best in a space with a lot of natural light to offset the heaviness of the walls. Light-colored furniture also helps balance out the dark pigment and makes for an appealing contrast. Here are 10 examples of dark walls that got it right.
Metallic accents will reflect light, as seen here in the light fixtures and chairs, brightening up the space with pops of light.
A deep blue saturates these living room walls, but the spaces feels fresh and open because of the natural light and tones of the furniture.
Grey walls have a super chic appeal in this living room. Black and white photos work perfectly into the fashionable palette.
The bright white palette of the kitchen reflects off the dark walls of the adjacent living room, brightening it up. The grey bar is a smart touch to blend the two together.
Black walls are the star in this room. They don’t even need artwork. The color is kept controlled in the sofa area in the rug and accessories.
Dark walls take on a romantic, luxurious tone in this bedroom suite with gold accents and rich textures.
A dividing wall with a fireplace makes a great statement in this living room in dark grey. The white mantel and artwork tie it in with the rest of the space.
Chocolate brown walls look more like an accent with the stark white furniture, molding and accessories filling the space.
The rich blue walls have luxurious presence in this bedroom, especially when mixed with complimenting neutrals, textures and patterns.
Would you ever be so bold as to paint a wall or entire room in a dark color?