Top Color Trends: Designing with Color

Top color trends are making a bold statement as interiors are being designed with color, making it the main focal point. In a wonderful article entitled “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” deep color hues are used as the backdrop of designed spaces filled with drama.

Intimate Dining by Jake Curtis
Intimate Dining by Jake Curtis

Matte black walls against pale wood and warm leather tones and copper lighting. Pitch Black wall color by Farrow & Ball.

Understated elegance complement the dark wall treatments while contrasting design elements bring spark and life to the spaces featured.

Bedroom by Farrow & Ball
Bedroom by Farrow & Ball

Dark panelling brings interest and definition.

Design rules of engagement when using dark hues must also include a source of light and contrasting finishes.

Louis XV Sofa brought to life by Simon Upton
Louis XV Sofa brought to life by Simon Upton

Six gilded antique mirrors create drama alongside ‘Roman Bronze’ paint from Marston & Langinger.

Kitchen by Plain English
Kitchen by Plain English

Dark cupboards with glass panels bring style and substance; warm counter top hues and white sink add freshness.

Living Room by Kristin Perers
Living Room by Kristin Perers

Dark Down Pipe wall color by Farrow & Ball beautifully changes depending on the light in this living room.

Barn Converted Kitchen by Lucas Allen
Barn Converted Kitchen by Lucas Allen
Drawing Room by Alexander James
Drawing Room by Alexander James

Opposites attract in this drawing room with combinations of light, bright and dark accents.

Bath Designed by PA
Bath Designed by PA

Dark cupboards and chequer board flooring gives this room definition and interest.

Bath Designed by Shutterly
Bath Designed by Shutterly

Fabulous copper bathtub, dark walls and low lighting create the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing soak.

Classic Bath with Hague Blue Wall Color from Farrow & Ball
Classic Bath with Hague Blue Wall Color from Farrow & Ball
Bedroom by Rachel Whiting
Bedroom by Rachel Whiting

Pink and white against navy walls create a fresh and friendly bedroom.

Bedroom by Paul Massey
Bedroom by Paul Massey

Grey wool walls with delicate geometric print against bright citrus colors bring energy and fun to this bedroom.

Design and color go hand-in-hand and can bring any space alive. In this case dark hues are work well when contrasted with the right design elements.

To view the entire collection visit House and Garden and let us know your favorite room featured in the article.

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