Design

Into the Deep

January 18, 2016

Dark finishes and walls have been pulling me in as of late. Often these create moody spaces; at other times they create crisp rooms — either way, they grab my attention. Sure, white rooms are airy and gorgeous, but should the black sheep be ignored? I think not.

Let’s embrace these spaces — they deserve some love too.

Living Rooms

green living room

How gorgeous are these deep green walls? This gallery wall doesn’t hurt the space either!

dark grey

While one might think dark grey walls would be uninviting and cold, this space proves they’re anything but.

dark ceiling

The painted ceiling tricks the eye — making it practically disappear — and allows the bookcases and built-in seating to pop.

accent wall

Nervous to paint an entire room a dark color? Try starting with an accent wall. The living room is balanced with a dark accent pillow and nesting tables; pulling the colour, and your eye, around the room.

living room moody

I love this richly layered room — from area rugs to the different fabrics used to the panelled walls. Each layer makes you want to dive in more and more, exploring each nook and cranny.

Kitchens

kitchen black

Black cabinets provide a rich layer to this kitchen; brass tones and butcherblock counters warm the space visually. I love how the cabinet space is maximized with drawers within the toe-kick.

black cabinets

I love the contrast here against the white counters; this clean and modern kitchen is a slam dunk.  Look closely, and you will notice the wood grain popping through.

dark backsplash

This stunning space has me dreaming of my next kitchen remodel. The brass hardware and the speckled tile add warmth and depth.

black ikea kitchen

Can’t decide if you want white or black cabinets?  This kitchen proves you really can have it all.

Bathrooms

black bathroom 1

This stunning bathroom is small in size and big on impact! Powder bathrooms are a great starting place to create an unexpected space that is gorgeously unforgettable.

grenn bathroomThe combined copper tub and saturated green walls create a dream bathroom.

claw foot

A bathroom that deserves attention — the perfect blend of finishes.

Offices

home office 1

I love the use of the dark brown with the use of saturated green colours dispersed throughout this home office. 
green office yellow

This home office is stunning! The use of warm and rich fabrics and textures creates a room you want to spend the afternoon in.

Are you ready to incorporate a dark space into your manicured home?

Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13,14

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