When faced with redecorating a small space, it’s natural to be drawn to light, bright neutral hues that you’ve been told will open up even the pokiest spaces. But choosing a brave, dark colour can be much more effective, creating a cool, dramatic look with an on-trend vibe. From moody hallways to sultry bathrooms, we’ve enlisted the help of some top designers from our SheerLuxe Interiors Panel, to give their tips on how to work dark shades into your home…

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Get the look with Dunn-Edwards Paints color in Dark & Stormy DET572 for your walls. Monochrome design scheme - a deep sea blue extends from the walls to the focal furnishings.

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With tones as varied as driftwood gray and creamy latte, neutrals are anything but boring. Browse our top neutral paint color picks to find the right hue for your rooms. Plus, learn the best tricks for decorating in neutrals.

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