Deep, fully saturated colours have captured the imaginations of courageous colour lovers seeking a refreshingly different look for their homes.
Moody blues, greys and browns in particular, such as Resene Indian Ink, Resene Armadillo and Resene Monkey are making some serious waves – especially when layered with darker and lighter variations in tonal schemes. These hues are ideal for building up a deeply layered cocoon-worthy look in spaces where you want to linger longer, such as a bedroom or lounge.
Top tip: When opting for dark and dramatic colours, keep in mind that you may need to adjust your lighting. Use lamps, accent lighting and dimmer switches to help create the right mood.
The oft-quoted ‘rule’ that dark colours shouldn’t be used in small spaces unless you want the space to feel claustrophobic simply isn’t true – so feel free to break it. Look for colours with a cool base, which will visually recede, and pay attention to your lighting as it may need to be adjusted to suit your new paint colour.
Note: If you’re going for a dark paint colour, try it in Resene SpaceCote Flat, which dries to a beautiful matte finish to emphasise the depth in your colour.
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