You may have thought about a dark wall paint, but then you did not dare. Many perceive dark colors as a risk for the interior design and prefer to forego the experiment in order not to regret it afterwards. But you have certainly already seen many attractive facilities, especially due to the dark walls to look so special.
But how was the perfect ambience achieved there? We would like to explain this in our article with some tips. Learn how to avoid a feeling of depression and instead create an elegant and stylish interior. And it depends on the details. With some tricks you make sure that even small rooms look homely and comfortable.
Dark wall colors are trendy. And it does not matter where in the house. They are used not only for living rooms, but also for bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and hallway. The color nuances range from dark gray, to purple and blue to black. Petrol and amethyst are also very popular.
The dark wall paint and its disadvantages
So this type of wall design dares, she can undoubtedly pay off. Nevertheless, we do not want to withhold from you the disadvantages that can be associated with it. For one thing, they often make sure that the room looks smaller, narrower and, so to speak, cavernous, even though the dark wall color itself is rather warm and cozy.
In addition, walls that are illuminated directly by the sun are also heated faster. This can be very unpleasant, especially in the hot summer and causes the paint or the wallpaper to fade faster. Therefore, in many cases, a suitable sun protection must be considered.
In addition, perfect execution is not just desirable but downright mandatory, and that’s another point that keeps many of this wall design. Every slight bump, every flaw on the walls is visible in dark wall colors. And one day, if you decide to paint the wall bright again, these bumps will remain visible.
Tips for a successful transformation
But you should not put off these things right now. Because there are also a lot of advantages associated with the design. Ultimately, it is just a wall paint, which is generally associated with relatively little risk and can also be undone at any time. However, if you follow the tips below, it will hardly come to that.
The size of the room does not matter
The size of a room should not be the reason why you shy away from strong wall colors. Because the dark wall color blur the corners and edges of a room, because there are no shadows to see. As a result, the room looks visually infinite and thus even spacious.
But so that the feeling of living can be comfortable even in a small room, a balance must be created. This is best achieved with light furniture and textiles. In addition, the new, darker background makes the furniture look even better. Then you do not have to worry about too uncomfortable an atmosphere.
Accents create dimensions
Make an optical illusion that will leave the dark walls a secondary role. In addition to light furniture, use other bright accents for this purpose. For example, put a colored lacquered chair in the room as an eye-catcher. Also a special pillow or a blanket, a carpet or other decorations are suitable for this tip.
Such accents then attract attention and transform themselves, so to speak, into the center of the room. The dark wall color not only falls into the background metaphorically, but literally in the background and is no longer a big eye-catcher. This role is finally taken care of by the accents. This is how walls and furniture complement each other, or decoration perfectly!
What to do with a low ceiling?
If you want to paint a room that has a rather low ceiling, you do not have to stop it from the dark color. All you should keep in mind is that you should not paint the trim as usual in the same color as the ceiling. Instead, use the same color as the walls. So if you paint them, for example, in a shade of brown, then do the same with the moldings.
This trick for dark walls and low ceilings will make you visually extend the walls by more or less hiding the ledges. The ceiling does not look so low anymore. You can enhance this effect by placing a mirror opposite the wall. The mirror image automatically makes the room seem more spacious.
Start with small rooms
Small rooms are not only perfect for the dark wall color. You should even get started 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 room will be the jewel of your home.
Dark wall paints can either be an interesting color accent or a deep, neutral background. This is especially due to the amount of light that is present in the room. Alternatively, just create an accent wall in a darker shade. If you like her, you still have the opportunity to expand her on the other walls.
Further wall colors Ideas and room designs
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 paint is also a wonderful backdrop for the driftwood wall decoration. The result is stylish, elegant and homely at the same time.
The dark green was used in an original way in this kitchen. It graces the area above the point guard where usually the upper cabinets are located. Instead, the color serves as a background for pictures. The kitchen cabinets were designed in the same color. The green shade was combined with white marble for the worktop and the kitchen back wall.
If you would like 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 hues for an accent wall. The furnishings, as well as accessories and decorations such as lamps, carpet or curtains, however, are chosen in white.
No matter which wall colors you choose, they do not necessarily reach to the ceiling. Especially in rooms with a high ceiling, the wall can be colored only up to a certain height, while the rest simply remains white. This makes the room visually lower and more comfortable. In this way, the procedure was also in the bedroom above.
In this bedroom, again, a carrier separates the ceiling from the wall and thus takes on the role of a decorative strip, so to speak. Black serves as background for light furniture in beige and white. All colors complement each other wonderfully and create a cozy bedroom, which impresses no less also by elegance. Darker walls can be wonderfully combined with neutral colors.
The large windows in this room allow a completely dark decor, with black and dark blue being chosen for the wall and furniture. As accents, the noble golden color, which is represented in the door handles of the dresser, the lamp stand and in the curtains. White is just the pedestal under the window. The floor is made of light wood.
If you’re wondering what a dark wall color might look like in the bathroom, maybe you can follow this example. These are wooden walls painted in dark gray. They are complemented by the tub and the wash cabinet in the same color. In contrast, the white marble and the decorations and towels in white.
This living room was designed in black and white. Use a glossy surface for the wall, but also use our tip for the low wall or small rooms, where the reflection of a mirror is used to create a visual space, except that you do not use a mirror for this purpose but the wall does this job.
A beautiful combination of blue and white was also designed in this living room. The blue walls are complemented and decorated with white accents everywhere. Add to that white seating, which is not only perfectly 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 background for a modern decor. It is complemented by a gray leather sofa, a stool made 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 mural.
Combine cold and dark tones with warm earth tones as you like. The living room above shows how this can be done. Light brown leather chairs and different wood tones for the furniture make the room even more comfortable. The transition creates the white sofa with dark cushions that match the floor and the wall and a brown sofa cushions, which in turn adapts to the other furniture.
Also this wall was designed dark only up to a certain height. The conclusion is a pretty decorative strip in white color. Another is below the ceiling. So you can see that even without a cap, several bars can be wonderfully combined. Fireplaces made of wood or in white paint are highlighted very well on a dark wall.
If you want a particularly extravagant decor, use different colors to set up and design the room and create an interesting patchwork compilation. For the living room a turquoise wall has been designed and combined with a red armchair, 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 color. This can be combined with different wood colors, but also with metal in any color and is therefore suitable for a variety of furnishing styles. Even doors can be 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. There are also mirror surfaces and glass combined with metal. With the furniture colors, you can always create an individual atmosphere and choose any style for this purpose. Also wall and floor do not necessarily have to resemble each other in their color to match.