DARK & MYSTERIOUS

TOP 5 TIPS FOR DECORATING WITH DARK PAINT  COLOURS


Our Colour expert's top 5 tips for successful decorating with dark paint colours

Walls & Trim painted in "Vine Black"  by Zoffany
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BE BOLD

Our No.1 Tip - Don't be afraid !

Nothing makes a statement quite like a dark intense paint colour

Ranging from charcoal grey to deep inky navy,  Claret Red through to the deep and alluring intensity of muddy browns & olive greens.
These stunning colours are just the start of our stunning "Dark Side"  paint schemes

We will show you how to ensure that your room looks cozy and chic, instead of tiny and bleak

The dark hues of Zoffany Paint "Vine Black" offers the ideal backdrop for bright injections of colour to your interior scheme
Walls painted in "Greenwich Blue"  from the Andrew Martin paint collection

BALANCE

 
No. 2 Tip - Balance

The trick to making sure a room painted in darker tones is successful,  is to not weigh it down.
 
 Contrast dark walls with light or reflective furniture which makes the room appear both larger and lighter.  

Our dark go-to paint shade is “Greenwich Blue” by Andrew Martin, perfect for when you are looking for a deep and true blue.
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Walls & trim painted in "Gardenia"  from the Sanderson paint collection
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ORGANIC TONES

 
No. 3 Tip - Deep Natural Tones

Deep natural tones with a hint of black bring a soft, cocooning feeling.
Easy to live with as well as a great foil when displaying art.
 
Natural tones such as dark olive, greens, or "dirty" stony hues look great paired with brighter, intense jewel tones, such as mustard, red and blue.  

Our dark organic go-to paint shade is “Gardenia” by Sanderson, perfect for when you are looking for a deep organic green..

BEYOND WALLS

 
No. 4 Tip - Think Beyond Walls.

Make a statement, introduce colour to more than just the walls. Consider painting not just the walls but the ceiling (often referred to as the 5th wall) and woodwork all in the same dark shade.

This will instantly lend a coherent look, which is easy on the eye, especially in rooms with limited wall space or with a number of doors or windows which are not symmetrical.

Using the same colour on the trim, doors, windows and ceilings amplifies the space while minimizing the impact of flaws.

Our go-to paint shade is “Nocturne” by Zoffany, a rich grey with a hint of navy blue
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walls & beyond

 
No. 5 Tip -Think  Beyond Walls

The trick to making sure a room painted in darker tones is successful,  is to not weigh it down.
 
 Contrast dark walls with light or reflective furniture which makes the room appear both larger and lighter.  

Our dark go-to paint shade is “Greenwich Blue” by Andrew Martin, perfect for when you are looking for a deep and true blue.
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