When most people set about emulating wooden textures in their homes, they instinctually lean towards the lighter and brighter shades such as cherry and oak. However, the darker textures of wood are just as beautiful if not more charismatic. Here are 5 amazing interior design inspirations for everyone who wants to use dark wooden accents in their homes:
1. Best of all worlds
Dark wooden textures are as stylish as they are charismatic. This is why they are the perfect way to spruce up a minimalistic interior design. Just take a look at this image for inspiration. The dark finish of the media console provides an excellent foreground for the white backdrop. The wooden texture creates an interesting visual dynamic which is complemented by the beautiful décor.
2. Going full sized
Sometimes, you need the presence and impact of dark wooden textures to make your spaces feel as lively as possible. This dining come kitchen is a great example. An entire wall takes up the wooden texture while the rest of the material scheme has been carefully selected to ensure that it complements and accents this main part beautifully.
3. Complementing textures
When you’re using dark wooden textures in your homes, it’s best that you complement them with the right textures. The concrete accent wall and black marble backsplash in this image provide an excellent contrast that takes the whole ambiance to the next level. Similarly, the sleek laminate on the cabinets provide an alternate contrast to the darkness of the wood as well.
4. Complementary colours
Dark wood textures lie within the neutral theme vicinity, but what colours can you complement it with? Easy; the neutral palette. Try to use a lot of greys and whites as they both contrast as well as accentuate the dark texture of the wood. You can use one or two jewel toned accent pieces as well, but at the end of the day, using more of them can ruin the space as a whole.
5. As an accent texture
You can use the dark wood texture to accentuate some of the lighter areas in your home interiors. It’s a texture that is rather sleek and modern, so you can pair it up with distressed finishes such as concrete, metal accents, and even stone surfaces – just like the corridor in this image.