1. Make a room feel larger
It’s only natural to reach for white when you’re trying to make a small, dark space feel larger. We’re conditioned to believe that darker colors will make a room feel more enclosed. But some darker shades – such as muted teals, charcoal greys and warm browns can actually add a sense of depth to your space.
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Painting woodwork, such as skirting boards, doors and window frames, in a darker hue is another clever way to create the illusion of space in your home. For best results, use satin paint to get your woodwork looking wonderful.
2. Create a cozy scheme
Choosing a darker color scheme is a great way to make a room feel instantly more cozy and intimate. Consider using rich browns and mossy greens. These deep shades tend to pull walls closer towards you and will instantly make a large room feel warmer.
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If you do decide to embrace darker walls, choose brightly colored accessories that will pop against the more subdued shades.
3. Make space with an optical illusion
Rich royal blues will look crisp and fresh against lighter colored walls, helping to lead the eye along the walls. Pair with copper accessories and a mix of wood finishes to complete this stylish look.
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4. Add a sense of drama
A dark, bold color scheme will immediately add drama and flair to your home. A powerful purple with accent pieces of luxurious gold will wow visitors.
If you’re unsure where to start, download our Visualizer app to your smartphone or tablet to help you make a decision.
Simply hold the Visualizer app up to the wall you want to paint, choose a color from the Dulux Ambiance palette and tap to see immediately how your room will look. It’s as easy as that!
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