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10+ Dark Spaces That Will Make You Rethink Those White Walls

house & homeChloe | Boxwood Ave.4 Comments

The room in the very back of our house is known to our contractor as "the party room". Pool table, giant TV, terribly ugly (yet comfy couch) - it fits the stereotype completely. I have a vision of re-doing it with a mix of equestrian & moody styles. I am thinking of painting the walls a deep green or possibly dark gray, adding gold hardware, and lots of taxidermy. I want to create a cozy man cave that still says "we like to party", but in a tasteful way. 

As I gathered inspiration for these rooms I noticed what a difference a white ceiling makes. As you can see below, rooms with even the ceiling painted in a dark color, ooze moodiness, yet rooms with a bring white & crisp ceiling are much less dramatic. 

I love the design below by M. Elle with the wood clad ceiling, rich gray walls, and built-in shelves filled with wood and books. I also love the bathroom spaces with dark walls, it accentuates the smaller spaces in a very elegant way, I think I might be considering something similar for our guest room! 

Enjoy the inspiration below, and let me know what you think about dark walls in your home! 

Mad About the House | Corian Basins

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