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Thinking about dark interiors?

How to make rich colour schemes work

Thinking about dark interiors?

While we are lovers of clean soft scandi inspired interiors, a moody, inky room is just so luxurious isn’t it?

This featured piece of furniture is a mud room cupboard - for coats, boots and brollies. It was designed and custom made for an elegant townhouse restoration.

What elements need to be considered for a dark interior design?

  • For full on darkness; walls, woodwork (skirting and door frames), cabinetry and furniture should all be in deep inky shades
  • In this design we used curved panel mouldings to add detailed decoration
  • A wooden floor will bring warmth
  • Marble is beautiful in darker interior design schemes and also brings a natural material into the mix. The classic white veined marble fire place surround next to this boot room cupboard is distinctive and so elegant
  • Gold tones add highlights. You can use gold frames for paintings, lighting with gold coloured accents and or brass light switches and plug sockets
  • Velvet soft furnishings will temper the feel as well as adding another texture

Layering with these different materials and colours can deliver a room that’s moody all over, a look we love.

To see one of our kitchens painted in ‘off black’ by Farrow & Ball click to The Dene Kitchen

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