in a jungle living room, a green sofa sat against a deep dark slate-green wall with added zing from the checkered floor

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…

How To Use Dark Shades In Small Spaces

Chic dark blue powder room features a marble wall mounted sink finished with a polished brass faucet kit mounted beneath a Restoration Hardware Bristol Flat Mirror fixed to a dark navy blue painted wall.

How to stop procrastinating about paint colour - Abigail Ahern - must read this blog post!

How to stop procrastinating about paint colour

Imperfect Interiors | Beth Dadswell | Interior & Garden Designer | Dulwich SE21 London

Imperfect Interiors redesign and renovate a 4 bedroom semi-detached Victorian house in Dulwich London

Living room with dark green wall

Green wall, Jielde lamp, linen couch and pastel colored cushions.Home of stylist Gitte Christensen In Denmark, from BoligLiv, photo Nicoline Olsen.

Dark Green Living Room in Green Paint Ideas on HOUSE. Forest green sitting room with gallery wall, retro wooden furniture, plenty of books and fresh tulips.

Dark Green Living Room: Forest Storm

Luke Edward Hall - Forest green sitting room in Living Room Ideas. Forest green sitting room with gallery wall, retro wooden furniture, plenty of books and fresh tulips.

Subtle, understated décor with a generous dose of sophistication.

Grey & Pink Interiors

Paint your wall more than one color for an unexpected design element. Color blocking your walls is simple and chic. For more paint color ideas and interior inspiration, head to Domino.


3 reasons to go dark

As you know, I am obsessed with dark hues. To me, dark spaces are the equivalent to the little black dress except, a little more mischievous. If you are in a conundrum about converting to the dark …

10 Beautiful Rooms

10 Beautiful Rooms

Hague Blue in @alexandre_riley's colourful sitting room

The 7 rules of Home Decor School

Gorgeous dining room with Hague Blue walls and alcove shelving in Lamp Room Gray