02 Nov 2019
A Drop of black is always a great idea!

Why are dark interiors a good idea?

When we think of interiors and colors associated with it, dark tones aren’t usually at the top of the list except for very specific scenarios. There could be several reasons for this, mostly which we are scared of using these colors since we haven’t used them before. But every place needs a drop of black. It could be a wallpaper, a lamp, a wall or anything you find suitable. Just like a dress is accentuated by using the right accessories, dark colors add a sense of drama and make the room come alive.

Kate Watson-Smyth, the interior journalist’s mantra for the perfect interiors goes, “Something new, something old, something black and something gold.” By black, she doesn’t necessarily mean jet black. It could be charcoal, ivory, navy blue, and such other colors. Dark tones make the objects in the room stand out, especially if they are metallic or gold in color. They also make a room feel cozy and they’re not as imposing as we generally tend to think. They hide mistakes very well and are also easier to maintain than light, neutral colors. In most modern house interior designs, dark colors add elegance and sophistication when used appropriately.

In this room, the dark wall in the background beautiful brings out the yellow furniture and the metallic lampshades. It also pairs well with the light-colored floor.

The white furniture looks quite apt against the light grey walls and the rug. It is further highlighted by the large window and the sunlight coming in through that.

In this room, the dark dining chairs perfectly complement the wooden table. The dark wallpaper brings out the mirror and adds elegance to the room.

The dark shelves in this kitchen perfectly bring out the colorful things kept in them and the gold handles look beautiful against the drawers.

But choosing dark interiors should also be done wisely. These colors look great in moderation but too much dark can make a room feel small and enclosed. While picking wallpapers, for example, choose them not only according to patterns you like but also according to the mood you wish to create.

All in all, dark interiors in a modern house only bring out the best features worth highlighting and are an indication of good taste, boldness, and finesse.


Pratul Bajaj is a well-known interior designer in Pune. He is having huge experience in interior design. Get creative ideas for your home interior with Praul and renovate your house with expert tips.

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