I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that moody, dark paint colors are absolutely everywhere right now. We all remember the early 2000s accent wall, but today, designers are going bolder than ever with wall-to-wall color that exudes so much sophistication and nuance.
If you’ve been following our reno journey of The Austin Tudor over on YouTube you know I could talk about paint colors at length. And while I personally like creating a mood within the white and off-white realm, that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate a more dramatic hue when I see one.
To embrace the moody winter season, I rounded up the most deliciously dark interiors with all the best paint colors to get the look. It’s time to take a walk on the dark side, friends.
We’re kicking off with the absolute boldest of the bunch. These shades are not for the faint of heart, but dang do they deliver some serious drama. Down Pipe by Farrow & Ball continues to be a designer favorite (as seen in the Moore House bedroom image above), but if you want to take things a step further, I’d recommend Black Jack by Benjamin Moore in a heartbeat.
We recently covered the resurgence of brown in everything from flooring to upholstery to wall color. It’s the neutral everyone wants to get their hands on, and not without good reason. Chocolate brown is the perfect dark color for that cozy vibe, and it mixes and matches with just about everything. Personally, I’m considering Townsend Harbor Brown by Benjamin Moore for The Austin Tudor and find myself so drawn to its burgundy-like undertones.
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There are so many different variations of green, but I’m really feeling shades of muted olive at the moment. In particular, Gloucester Sage by Benjamin Moore has caught my full attention. When applied wall-to-wall, I think olive acts like a neutral, yet delivers that moody drama we’re all craving these days.
If you’re going to make a statement, why hold back? These shades of blue-meets-green are for anyone looking to create a mood. You can’t go wrong with Gale Force by Sherwin-Williams or Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball. They’re both deep, dark blues that really anchor a space, and look incredible next to a wide variety of wood tones.
This category of dark paint colors might feel like an outlier, but I promise you that purple interiors are the next big thing. For a super dark and moody look, Camelot by Benjamin Moore is a winner, while Muskoka Dusk by Benjamin Moore also gives a moody vibe without the full commitment.
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