Perhaps it is knowing that most of my new house will most likely be quite white, one room being the complete opposite. The most likely candidate is the lounge / media / music room, that would benefit from being an insulated, moderating and introspective space. Luxurious, light-absorbing velvets and the dull glow of warm lighting on black walls and ceilings. Splashes of dark teal, petroleum and peacock mixed with jewel tones of perhaps emerald, amethyst and ruby. Multiple textures will be key to keeping the space warm and inviting rather than claustrophobic and threatening.
Here are a few interiors that are exploring and expressing their dark side.
This dark panelled lounge exudes a moody confidence.
Not quite as dark, but still strong, this scheme by Texture Design for Godfrey Hirst flooring campaign shows beautiful combinations of dark block colours and textures.
This circa-1880s home in Armadale, Melbourne features dark walls with black panelling, taking this extravagant character home to a new level.
Dark bedroom in shades of grey.
Dark walls with black window frames allow the natural light and view to green foliage beyond to shine.
What do you think about dark interiors?
Would you or have you used dark interiors in your home?