I mentioned in my last post I am really intrigued by dark paint colors on walls lately. Don’t get me wrong, a bright, light, neutral is classic and fresh all at the same time and can do wonders for an already dark space. Perhaps it is the impending fall weather, but I’m loving the idea lately of being enveloped by a rich intense beautiful color. Here are my current favorites that I have either used or am dying to (all colors are Benjamin Moore):
This deep rich peacock-turquoise would look gorgeous with a creamy camel colored leather chair. I can also see it mixing sumptuously with golden yellows, brass fixtures, creamy accents and warm honey wood finishes. How lovely would it be in an entryway or powder room?
This is a beautiful, dark, tailored navy. I can see it with white for a classic look or paired with linen and blood orange for something more vibrant. It would also look lovely with greens and would be a rich neutral paired with so many colors.
I love this green and am considering using it as an accent in the boys bedroom redo. This would be gorgeous with navy and dark wood finishes. I had a hard time finding good images of it on the web–has anyone out there used it? Here’s one:
A rich brown-gray, it has warmth unlike so many dark grays. I used it in the bachelor pad redo I did in the spring:
As you can see, I love it with turquoise but could also see it with green, red, orange, etc. It’s a great, rich neutral.
I used it in the bachelor office as well:
I love this Belgian looking aubergine. How pretty and calming with a light washed linen and some deep blues or greens. I couldn’t find any photos of it in a room–has anyone out there ever used it?
I love this chameleon-like color! Sometimes blue, sometimes green, it’s versatile and can make almost anything look good. Colors that change with light as much as this one are usually sure things in any space. Definitely one of my can’t-go-wrong colors.
What dark rich colors would you add to the list? Any you’ve tried or maybe haven’t worked up the courage to yet?