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15 August 2011

Is Dark-Colored Paint Timeless?

I last wrote a post about achieving a timeless look within your home. By purchasing antique and classic pieces, you’ll be able to create a home that is balanced and grounded by timeless furniture.

If you enjoy staying tuned into current trends, updating your accessories, fabric, and paint every 10 years will allow you flexibility and transformation.



Changing the color of a room can dramatically update a room. Painting walls is one of the things that can be done fairly easily and inexpensively.

Using dark paint in a room can significantly transform it. I’ve discovered that it’s more common to see smaller rooms painted dark gray, rich purple, or deep blue rather than large and bright rooms.  

 Tim Street-Porter

A study or library is a great place to use dark colors in your home.





It’s common for dark paint colors to be ignored for less obtrusive light colors. People naturally steer towards using lighter colors in their homes. It’s hard enough to correctly choose the creams and whites, right!?

Maria Killam has written several blog posts explaining why white is not a good choice for a room that doesn’t have an abundance of natural light. White walls look dingy in a darker room. Modern homes painted white usually have walls of windows that accompany them.

I specifically like the quote Maria used from Janice Lindsay’s book; All About Colour

White is a snob that likes its own company best. Interest comes from a variety of textures and sheens and from natural or uncoloured materials – wood, stone, fur, metal, glass. It likes other neutrals and finds black, it’s colour complement, incredibly exciting. If other colours are pale enough, white considers them part of the family. If they aren’t, the white tries to make them look bad: bold and boisterous, like vulgar intruders. Colour gets blamed for being loud but white is the mischievous culprit.


Dark colors are fun. It can be easy to pick a dark color if you already have your room decorated.


Tom Scheerer Interior Design



Dark colors can be soothing and relaxing.


Miles Redd Photography


 Ashley Goforth Design 

 Dark colors are waiting for you to create some ambiance.

Ashley Goforth Design


 Dark colors can be neutral.


Tom Scheerer Design- close to Sherwin Williams, Gibraltar?

Black is a timeless color; according to Janice Lindsay, all colors are timeless. It is combinations that go in and out of style. It’s not so much about the color versus how and where a color is used.

 Image via Cote de Texas

So if you’re looking for a little fun in your home, I challenge you to find a dark color to use in replacement of light colors. It doesn’t have to be an accent wall, it can be the whole room or a ceiling.
  

Tip: If you’re going to paint your walls a dark color, leave the ceiling white so there’s a contrast and it doesn’t feel like a dark hole. Leave the trim white too.

Thanks for reading!

Tara

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