Last updated on March 22nd, 2021
If there is one decor myth that we would love to stop spreading, it’s the one that claims that you cannot use dark colors in a small room. Indeed, the color white makes a room appear bigger, but dark colors can transform a small and dull room, and believe it or not, the results are super classy.
If you are dealing with a low-ceiling room with minimum natural light, then white can be a difficult color to decorate with, as it takes a lot of other accessories to help the space look streamlined and cohesive.. However, if you paint a small room in a dark shade, it can create a dramatic impact. Check out 5 ways to use dark colors in a small room.
1. A Small Bathroom
Have a small bathroom? Try using dark and bold hues in the space. The dark colors will make it look and feel unmistakably chic and stylish. Plus, all the bath and other accessories that we use in the bathroom will look much cooler against a dark wall. If you paint a small bathroom white, you’ll simply wind up with a small, and dull room. Whereas, a dark tone will instantly add visual interest to the room.
2. A Small Entryway
The entryway is not just a space which you use to drop off stuff on your way in or out of the house. It is the first thing that your guests see when they come to your place. So, instead of using white or any other neutral shade, make use of a dark color palette to create a great first impression. In case you are not ready to paint the entire entryway in a dark color, think of creating an accent wall or painting the ceiling with a dark color.
3. Dining Room
When it comes to decorating with dark colors, the dining room is the last thing on our mind. For a change, make use of a dark color palette in your small dining room to give it a fresh and classy look. Make use of dark colored walls with light colored upholstery and modern lighting to give your dining room a refreshing contrast.
There are several ways to use dark shades in a small bedroom. Other than the walls, the bedding and the accessories are the next prominent elements in the bedroom to infuse dark shades into. If you love the look of dark shades, but worry that they will overpower the room, team them up with light-hued bedding and window treatment to even things out.
5. Living Room
Don’t shy away from using dark shades in your living room. There are several ways to create balance amongst the dark and the light shades in a living room. For example, paint your ceiling and trim white, or use accessories in vibrant shades to create a bridge between the two extremes. Additionally, lighting is important in your living room, so search for light fixtures that look modern and contemporary.