1. WHERE IS THE DARK COLOR IN YOUR INTERIOR?
Whether it is on the walls, on the woodwork, or even part of your furniture, depending on where it is and the quantity in which it is found, the dark color will not have the same effect in your room. It will not darken your interior in the same way. And the interaction between materials and color will not be the same.
Take the example of a living room or dining room decoration with all the walls painted in a dark color. Often this type of shade is chosen for its intimate character. But the big risk is to transform your room into a not very welcoming closet. Light will have a big role to play in your decoration. Furniture and flooring alike. We will try to create touches of sparkle with the furniture, brighter points.
Another example, the dark color in your room is not the main color. You just fell for a very dark bedding set. And you find that it is wrong. (It happens and it is not very serious!) Try to make a color reminder in detail of your decoration: a lampshade placed on the bedside table, the framing of the frames above the chest of drawers, the lowering of the bed and why not repaint a small piece of furniture. If your room is light, the dark color can give it a little charm and depth.
In the kitchen, you can combine dark furniture fronts and a dark wood worktop if the walls of your kitchen are white or light. This wood/color association will bring to your room a refined and worked atmosphere.
2. NATURAL TEXTILES AND DARK COLORS TO ENHANCE YOUR DECORATION
Linen is a material that we like very much because in addition to being a natural textile it is a textile that you can find in France. Linen can be colored, it’s not a problem. It is not necessarily beige and neutral. What we like about this textile is that it will create a living feeling in your decoration. He will not be dreary and sad. He created a different dynamic. Its crumpled side will be an asset in your decoration, whether in the form of bed linen, curtains, or cushions on the sofa. In the range of natural textiles, we can think of jute, leather or hemp. The natural side of the fiber will give your interior an authentic atmosphere, this will strengthen this character that we find in dark colors.
3. TERRACOTTA – WARM COLOR AND MATERIAL
Terracotta is trendy and at the same time a natural material. We fumbled and were not sure if we should put this paragraph in this part of the one after. Regardless, that is not really the question. The terracotta color, the terracotta material is interesting in dark interiors. For example, it goes very well with dark green. We have an earth/plant spirit that we find for example in Asia. What is interesting with the dark color and terracotta association is that we will create a less solemn and more southern universe. The terracotta color can sometimes also be considered as a dark color for walls or textiles. A dark color without being taken for a sad color,
4. METALS AND METALLIC COLORS ASSOCIATED WITH DARK COLORS
With the trend of dark colors in decoration also come to other decoration ideas. A bit like a 2 in 1 pack. And very often in predominantly dark interiors, we find metallic materials: gold, copper, brass… They will bring a certain shine to dark colors, especially if they are matt. A golden light fixture on a dark wall will bring brightness, radiance. What is interesting with this dark color and metal association is that there is no need to make tons of them. Metal can be found in the form of small details such as a lamp base, the base of a table or an armchair, the frame of a mirror. And this will be enough to create a source of brightness and contrast with a dark color.
5. VELVET – SHINE AND SOFTNESS IN DARK INTERIORS
In the range of materials and trendy materials, we find velvet. And there also finds the idea of brilliance. This textile is associated with the idea of softness which corresponds well with the intimate line of dark colors. On the other hand, unlike light wood or metals, we are not necessarily going to create a contrast with velvet. This material allows you to play the tone on tone cards easily. A dark and matt wall associated with a velvet sofa of the same color and satin. The play of brightness is different, more subtle. This is why we can use velvet in larger quantities than the golden color for example.
6. CEMENT TILES AND DARK INTERIORS
To finish this article devoted to dark colors and their associations with materials, we are interested in the cement tiles found on the floor or on the walls. The vintage character of the cement tile fits perfectly with the solemn appearance of the dark color. We create a story, a setting anchored in time by combining these two elements. In addition, the patterns of the cement tiles will bring a certain dynamism to your bathroom interior.