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Laurel Loves 7: Dark Painted Walls

By: Casey Gerber

July 20, 2015

There’s something ‘high fashion’ about dark, moody walls. We love how bold of a choice using deeper colors can be and how it can make a room feel so rich and full. Check your fears at the door and get inspired by our favorite moody rooms!


7. Aubergine inspired art and walls.

A bit of a brighter take on the typical aubergine, this paint color pairs beautifully with cobalt blue and mustard yellow.


6. A warm greenish-gray is perfect for bronze tones.

This greenish-grey is beautiful against rich wood and deep brown colors. Brighten up the room a bit by adding bronze and gold accents to highlight the metallic tones of the paint.


5. Try a grey wash. 

Dark Painted Walls | Laurel Loves 7

via Maison Hand

We love the effect of this imperfect paint job – it breaks up the space nicely with a subtle line of demarcation and almost looks like a whitewash! Accessorize with lighter colored art and furniture.


4. Take a cue from the Stones and paint it black.

Dark Painted Walls | Laurel Loves 7

via Stylish Patina

We know. Black. It’s a strong statement. But if you paint bricks black and pair with bright furniture (those orchid chairs, though!) and large hanging art, you’ll keep the space interesting and exciting. The brick naturally adds texture, so you won’t feel like you’re staring into a black abyss!


3. Glow with indigo.

Hubba, hubba. This beautiful indigo somehow seems darker than black but richer than our typical color choices. Pair it with crisp white sheets and you’ll never want to leave your bed!


2. A hue inspired by Picasso’s blues.

Dark Painted Walls | Laurel Loves 7

via Amanda Wallace

This color is so vibrant it almost belongs on a canvas! Get inspired daily by the warmth of this blue – compliment your walls with artwork featuring reds, pinks, and purples.


1. A sexy twist on black and white.

Oh, drool. Everything about this black wall just WORKS! The crystal chandelier, the pink velour sofa, the flokati throw! Plus, the architectural detail of the wall is subtly highlighted by the black paint.


xoxo, Laurel & Wolf

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