You may have thought about a dark wall-paint, but you did not dare. Many feel dark colors for the room design as a risk and prefer to forego the experiment, so as not to regret it afterwards. However, you have already seen many attractive facilities, which seem particularly special due to the dark walls.
But how was the perfect ambience achieved there? We would like to explain this article with some tips. Learn how to avoid a depressed habitat and instead create an elegant and stylish interior. And it depends on the details. With a few tricks, you can ensure that even small spaces look comfortable and cozy.
Dark wall paints are the trend. And here it does not matter where in the house. They are used not only for living rooms, but also for bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and hallway. The color nuances range from dark gray to purple and blue to black. Petrol and amethyst are particularly popular.
The dark wall paint and its disadvantages
This kind of wall design also dares to do so, it can undoubtedly also pay off. However, we do not wish to deprive you of the possible disadvantages. On the one hand, they often make the room smaller, narrower and, so to speak, cave-like, although the dark wall color is rather warm and cozy.
In addition, walls that are directly exposed to the sun are also heated up faster. This can be very unpleasant particularly in the hot summer and leads to the painting or the wallpaper fading more quickly. This is why, in many cases, a suitable sun protection has to be considered.
A perfect execution is not only desirable, but an obligation, and this is another point that keeps many of this wall design. Every slightest unevenness, every blemish on the walls becomes visible with dark wall paints. And should you decide to paint the wall brightly one day, these bumps remain visible.
Tips for a successful transformation
Now you should not scare these things right away. Because there are also a lot of advantages that are related to the design. In the end, it is simply a wall paint, which is generally associated with relatively little risk and can also be reversed at any time. However, if you keep the following tips, it will hardly be possible.
The size of the room does not matter
The size of a room should not be the reason why you are afraid of strong wall paints. Because the dark wall paint blends the corners and edges of a room, since there are no shadows visible. This has the result that the space looks optically infinite and thus even spacious.
But in order for the feeling of living in a small room to be cozy, a balance must be created. This is best achieved with bright furniture and textiles. In addition to the new, darker background, the pieces of furniture are also more effective. Then you do not need to worry about an uncomfortable atmosphere.
Accents create dimensions
Provide an optical illusion that lets you miss the dark walls of a secondary role. Besides light furniture, you also use other light accents for this purpose. For example, place a colored chair as an eye-catcher in the room. Also a special pillow or blanket, a carpet or other decorations are suitable for this tip.
Such accents attract attention and turn into the center of the space, so to speak. The dark color of the wall falls not only metaphorically, but literally into the background and is no longer an overly great view. This role finally takes over the accents. So complement each other wall and decor, respectively, decoration perfect!
What to do with a low ceiling?
If you want to paint a room that has a fairly low ceiling, you do not have to stop it from the dark color. All you should consider here is that you should not paint the trim like usual in the same color as the ceiling. Instead, use the same color as for the walls. If you paint them, for example, in a brown tone, then do the same with the trims.
This trick for dark walls and low ceilings makes you visually lengthen the walls by hiding the bars more or less. The ceiling does not look so low. You can reinforce this effect by placing a mirror on the wall. The mirror image makes the space automatically more spacious.
Start with small rooms
Small rooms are not only perfect for the dark wall color. It is best to start with them, especially if you are still not sure. Design a small room with the chosen color, be it the bathroom or another small room. Of course, you can also paint the corridor. This space becomes then the jewel of your home.
Dark wall paints can either be an interesting color accent or a deep, neutral background. This is mainly due to the amount of light that is present in the room. Alternatively, you can simply create an accent wall in a darker shade. If you like it, you still have the opportunity to expand it to the other walls.
Other wall colors ideas and interior design
In this dining room a blue-gray wall was designed. The maritime furniture is a combination of light and dark furniture, creating a harmonious ambience. The dark wall color is also a wonderful background for the wall decoration made of driftwood. The result is stylish, elegant and homely at the same time.
In an original way the dark green was used in this kitchen. It decorates the area above the pointed protector, where the upper cabinets are usually located. Instead, the color serves as a background for images. The kitchens were designed in the same shade. The green tone was combined with white marble for the worktop and the kitchen back wall.
If you want to set up a room in black and white, you can do this as in the example above. The living room is also a great example of how you can use darker shades for an accent wall. The furnishings, as well as accessories and decorations such as lamps, carpet or curtains are selected in white color.
No matter what wall colors you choose, they do not necessarily have to reach the ceiling. Above all in rooms with a high ceiling, the wall can only be colored to a certain height, while the rest simply remains white. This makes the room visually lower and more comfortable. This was also the case in the bedroom above.
In this bedroom a porter separates the ceiling from the wall and so takes the role of a decorative strip. Black serves as a background for bright furniture in beige and white. All the colors complement each other wonderfully and create a cozy bedroom that impresses even less by elegance. Darker walls can be combined with neutral colors.
The large windows in this room allow a completely dark interior, with black and dark blue for the wall and furniture. The noble golden color used in the door handles of the chest of drawers, the lamp stand and the curtains serves as an accent. White is only the base under the window. The floor is made of light wood.
If you are wondering how a dark wall paint in the bathroom might work, then you can perhaps orient yourself to this example. They are painted wood in dark gray. They are supplemented by the bathtub and the washbasin in the same color. In contrast, the white marble and the decorations and towels are white.
This living room was also designed in black and white. Use a shiny surface for the wall, at the same time use our tip for the low wall or small rooms, where the mirroring of a mirror is used to create an optical space, but in this case you do not use a mirror for this purpose But the wall does this work.
A nice combination of blue and white was also created in this living room. The blue walls are complemented and decorated by white accents. In addition, white seating furniture, which is not only staged by the dark wall, but also by the black parquet floor, which even underlines the elegance.
The dark gray design in this living room serves as a background for a modern interior. It is supplemented by a gray leather sofa, a stool of leather and various metals, which can be found in the chairs, lamps and some decorations. The wall is also used to emphasize a bright wall painting.
Combine cold and darker colors with warm earth tones as desired. The living room above shows how this can be implemented. Light brown leather chairs and various wood tones for the furniture make the room even more comfortable. The white sofa creates a transition with dark cushions that match the floor and the wall, and a brown sofas cushion, which in turn adapts to the other furniture.
Also this wall was only dark to a certain height. The conclusion is a pretty strip of white. Another is below the ceiling. So you can see that also several pylons can be combined wonderfully. Fireplaces of wood or in white color are highlighted on a dark wall very well.
If you want a particularly extravagant setting, then use different colors for setting up and designing the space and create an interesting patchwork compilation. For the living room a turquoise wall was designed and combined with a red chair, a dark blue sofa, various yellow accents and a carpet in green and blue.
If you want it dark, but warm at the same time, then choose a dark red shade. This can be combined with different wood colors, but also with metal in any color and is therefore suitable for a wide range of styles. Even doors can represent an interesting decoration in the middle of the wall.
A stylish and elegant dining room can be seen here. The petrol green serves as a colored background for the chairs in white and gray. In addition, mirror surfaces and glass are combined with metal. With the help of the furniture colors, you can always create an individual atmosphere and choose any style for this purpose. Wall and floor must not necessarily be similar in color to match.