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

September 29, 2016

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! 

Studio McGee

via | Deborah Stachelski 

Sr Gambrel | Sheer Luxe

M. Elle Design

 Milk Magazine | Graham Atkins Hughes

Sheer LuxeBenjamin Moore

Mad About the House | Corian Basins

47 Park Av.

Source | Farrow & Ball

Ashley Goforth Design

Turbulences Deco

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  1. I painted my living room dark. I am in love with it. I would do it over and over again. My only regret is that didn’t go darker.

    • I think you are so right about that! I like the especially dark look in a bathroom, but I think living rooms need quite a bit of light to achieve the ‘look’. Thanks for stopping by Kathy!