I have been gradually converting to the idea of dark walls thanks to influences of designers like Abigail Ahern and seeing lots of great examples on Pinterest and other inspirational websites. After living with white walls for quite a while I am getting tired of the same look and ready to be more adventurous. Dark walls make space look sophisticated, add glamour, individuality and character, pull different objects and accessories together and make you feel like you are in a boutique hotel or a club. It can work just as well with small spaces making them cosier and a lot more interesting. I have decided to select a few favourite images but as I was going through them I realised how many there are, all wonderful in their own way, so never mind that there are so many, it would be a shame to exclude some of them. Here is a feast for the eyes, most taken from Pinterest and you can recognise some of Abigail Ahern’s. As you can see dark can work everywhere, but particularly for me, if you choose only one or a couple of rooms, a snug or TV room, a bedroom and a bathroom work particularly well in dark colour.
Dark grey is very sophisticated, but not the only colour that can work. I love the blue room above.
And here are a few favourite bedrooms. The one below is particularly dark, entirely black, including ceiling. I would love it to be my bedroom!
And a few favourite bathrooms!
And here is proof that dark can even work in children’s bedrooms, it just needs a few splashes of colour.
Finally, just thought I would share a thought, I recently saw a saying on internet, it said something in the lines that people create interior designs to make them feel that their lives are more interesting than they really are. At first I thought: well, ok… But then I realised that I don’t agree actually. We live our lives through our perceptions and feelings, so if we feel that our life is interesting then it really is.