The Scandinavian style is known for its minimalism, natural materials and white walls. But the last couple of years, dark walls have become more and more popular, and it seems like the trend is here to stay.
Most often, I opt for white walls, trim and ceiling, since it helps bounce light around the room and makes it feel more spacious. It also provides the perfect backdrop for art, and tends to unify all the other elements in a room.
But sometimes a room is so dark that even the whitest walls look gray and dirty. And that’s when it’s time to stop fighting nature and just go with whats there: darkness. Pick up a paintbrush (or call in a professional), and start applying a deep, dark color to both walls and trim. Maybe it has a hint of blue, green, brown, or even purple in it. Or why not a dark gray? After all, life is rarely black or white.
The dark walls will give the the room an elegant and sophisticated feel, and can be just as minimalist and modern as any white-wall room. Let’s take an inspirational walk on the dark side!