When it comes to interior design, people have been led to believe that light colours are the best choice for decorating a home; we’re told they’re brighter, airier and therefore makes a room look bigger. However, we want to rewrite the rules and plead the case for embracing a darker palette in your home.
Here are the some of the reasons why darker colours can really work in a family home:
It Opens Up a Room
People generally think that dark colours make a room look cramped, but this isn’t always the case. Dark colours, particularly inky and jewelled tones, can make a room seem grander, whilst keeping its cosy feel at the same time.
Embrace Interesting Interiors
A dark palette has far more personality than a plain white room, so it’s time to move on from the uninspired rented house vibe and add some personality to your family home; and the perfect way to do that is with colour!
Whatever your taste, dark colours immediately add a touch of drama, eclectic style and elegance to your home. It doesn’t have to be too ‘grown-up’ either – check out this amazing chalk wall that looks stylish, whilst also allowing your budding artist to display their hard work!
It’s Very Practical
Fellow parents know that spills and mess are a part of everyday life. This is where dark colours really pay off – grubby marks are much less visible on dark furniture, floors and walls, making it a practical choice for a home with young children in it. Muddy hands, spilled food and crayon marks are definitely not a match made in heaven with cream décor!
Consider shopping for dark furniture and furnishings like elegant sofa beds, curtains and bedding – they’re timeless and stay looking pristine for much longer.
It’s Easy to Accessorise
A major perk of dark-coloured interiors is that you can pair it with any colour and it still looks incredibly put-together. Add some extra interest with some bright coloured home accessories to keep things looking fun. You could even display some of your children’s favourite toys to look like a colour feature in your stylish home!
Dark Palettes Promote Tranquillity
As well as making your home feel cosier, dark colours can also help promote a sense of calmness and honestly, what more could you want as a parent? According to the study of colour psychology, deep greens and blues have properties that promote harmony, balance, restoration and serenity – perfect for keeping your busy family home calm!
So, what are you waiting for? Get those dark paint swatches and furniture catalogues out and start planning your new family home that’s not only stylish, but practical, calm and cosy too!