For some reason, dark walls can be intimidating. Perhaps many of us have had the mantra that “light colors make a space feel larger” running for our heads for so many years that it’s hard to wrap our brains around an entirely different mindset – the fact that dark, dramatic walls can make a space feel intimate, warm, and peaceful.
Whatever your personal feelings, dark walls are certainly a trend in 2014. Even if you’re not ready to pull out the midnight-hued paints for your own space yet, here are some inspiring photos of dark walls in the bedroom that create a magical, sophisticated, cozy result. Who knows…maybe the idea will grow on you?
Dark walls promote ultimate aesthetic drama, and a bedroom is a perfect setting. Keeping other furnishings dark(er) lends feeling to the moodiness.
A dark weathered wood wall packs a visual punch; natural elements like this are the epitome of coziness.
Speaking of wood…this rich moody grey paint color works perfectly in conjunction with plenty of warm wood on the floor, door, beams, and ceiling.
This bedroom is ultimately “cozified” by its deep charcoal walls and touchable wintery textiles. A sheepskin rug and warm throw are nice juxtapositions with the beautiful brass scissor lamp.
“Dark” is one thing; “black” is another thing entirely. But paired with dark flooring and some softening touches of white and light neutrals, this traditionally trimmed bedroom takes a step into cool contemporary realms.
For a completely encircling moody feel, don’t stop with dark walls – carry the depth through the ceilings and floors as well. The tiniest glimpses of light and color stand out in this chicly intimate cave-like bedroom space.
Dark bedroom walls are an elegantly muted foundation for showcasing artwork and metallic details, such as on a lamp, frames, and furniture.
Don’t be afraid to go dark in an actual color, like this deep, rich cobalt blue. It keeps the space alive while also maintaining an enveloping sense of warmth and calm.
Within a sea of white furnishings and accessories, even bedding, dark walls keep the bedroom feeling both grounded and sophisticated. Silhouettes and unique forms are beautifully emphasized in such a setting.
What do you think? Are dramatically dark walls for you?