6 Tips When Decorating With Dark Paint

Did you see our previous Home Tour with designer Carla Benedetti? You can catch it here if you didn’t. She went bold when decorating her stunning period home in Sandymount, Dublin and dove into the world of dark inky paints. So first thing’s first, be brave, and think about these 6 things if you want to do the same.

1. Use it as a backdrop

A dark base makes for a bold and brilliant backdrop for art, pictures and ornaments. If you want something to pop off the wall, this is the way to go!


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2. Keep it cosy

A great place to start with dark paint is your bedroom. It creates a cosy haven to unwind and sleep soundly in.


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3. Add a pop of colour

Think the dark tones are a bit gloomy? Add a pop of colour to off set it.


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4. Go natural

Natural elements like rustic wood can soften the otherwise harshness of the paint.


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5. Let there be light

Think about how light will effect the tone of the paint. Don’t go for a bulb that gives off too much of a yellow glare.


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6. Make a feature

A feature wall (just one wall painted) is a great way to introduce a dark tone into a space and see if you like it. It’s also a good setting to back your bed or sofa onto to create the focal point in a room.


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