While many interior design styles come and go, there is one recommendation that has always been a constant: don’t use dark colors in small spaces. The reason for this is that dark colors have very little to no reflective quality, which is why they can make a small space seem even smaller. But these days, you can definitely defy this thumb rule. If you want to dress and decorate your small homes in bold, dark colors, then here’s how you can do it:
1. Adding drama to your living rooms
Typically, Singaporeans are all about using light, neutral colors to enhance their living rooms, but if you want something bold, stylish and dramatic, it can also be the perfect place to translate your dark color scheme. The living area in this image showcases how you can use dark colors in various shades and balance them out with a lighter ceiling and floor without compromising the drama of the color scheme.
2. Walk In Closets
Walk in closets are generally rather small, and dressing them in darker colors means that you run the risk of making this space seem even narrower and more constrained then it already is. However, you can add both class and drama to this version of a walk-in closet by decorating it with a large, oversized mirror as a centerpiece.
3. Dark themes for open spaces
Choosing a dark color scheme for an open floor plan is a great opportunity for you to realize all your dramatic dreams. For one, you won’t have to worry about unintentionally making the space seem too small, and the overall result can be quite deluxe. The dining area come kitchen bar in this image is the perfect example of how you can easily incorporate the best of dark colors and textures in an open floor plan!
4. With contrast and diversity
If you ever feel like you’ve ended up using too many dark colors in an otherwise small space, don’t worry. There are ways to make things better – all you need is a little bit of color contrast to make things better. The statement artwork and the centerpiece table in this image are the perfect example of how you can do so.
5. Accentuate with lighting
Another way to make your dark themed small spaces seem as elegant and glamorous as possible is by accentuating the dark colors with proper lighting. You can select key areas with various objects or furniture where you want to highlight one or the other, and use lighting to create a fantastically moody atmosphere!