Dark walls make for such dramatic sleeping spaces.
I always believed that dark wall colors were best used in small rooms, those in need of visual downsizing, or places with little natural light. But using a “night-life” hue in the bedroom makes real sense considering all the light-blocking strategies we tend to employ in the bedroom. Lately, I’ve been trending on a night-life – meaning really dark – colors. Dreams of an elegant bedroom that evokes the blue night sky just before dawn are, for me, truly conjured by the blue-violet walls designer John Minshaw used [top] together with a slightly lighter hue and a black-upholstered headboard. With everything so dark the crispness of white bedding and the white door really jump out. I also adore the honey-color antique maple night table that feels as soothing as a hot drink on a cold night.
Paneled walls look so chic painted in charcoal gray and set off by a white headboard and matching hotel bedding with contrast embroidered stripes. A mid-century modern night table, contemporary lamp, Java floor and standing mirror push this room towards a modern attitude even though the paneling might suggest otherwise.
Black bedrooms are always such a commitment. And while I could do without so many throw pillows in damask-y patterns, the black curtains and hint of cowhide upholstery lend a retro-chic aura to this 70s inspired bedroom.