13/07/2016

The Dark Side

As I'm sure you have noticed, dark and moody interiors are everywhere at the moment, there is a huge trend for 'painting out' your walls, woodwork, radiators and ceiling in the same dark tone, Abigail Ahern is the queen of this look.

I often find myself drawn to dark interiors and follow a lot of dark and moody enthusiasts on Instagram and pinterest. I really like the dramatic statement dark walls make and how cosy and cocooning they can make a space feel. Having said that, I'm just not quite there yet, I'm still equally drawn to Scandinavian interiors with their instantly recognisable all white schemes and I'm not convinced I could live in a room all painted the same dark hue. So, I haven't fully moved over to the dark side ....yet!

Whilst reading Living Etc recently I was instantly drawn to the living room of interior designer Sera Hersham-Loftus which features a dark ceiling and paler walls, since then I keep seeing darker ceilings in magazines, on blogs and pinterest and I LOVE it!

The dark side

The dark side

The dark side
Sera Hersham Loftus
Incorporating a dark ceiling is the perfect compromise when you're still a little unsure of the painted out trend. I think this works particularly well with high ceilings, it ground them, gives them a gravitas and adds drama to a room without having to fully convert to the dark side. I particularly like the idea of having a contrasting light fitting or leaving a ceiling rose unpainted, it really brings the room to life that little bit more!

The dark side

The dark side

The dark side

The dark side

My colour of choice would probably be a dark blue, I'm now imagining a dark blue ceiling, off white walls and lots of blue and white accessories

How about you, have you already gone over to the dark side, is it something you wouldn't consider or would you compromise with dark ceilings and pale walls?

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