Embracing the dark side...

For a time, white and cream were the colours ‘de Jours’ for interiors. Everything, everywhere was painted in a white or light neutral palette, then we moved to 50 shades of grey literally…. grey walls, curtains, woodwork, lights, upholstery, scatter cushions, throws and on and on and on. All beautifully co-ordinated and teamed with silvers, lilacs, glass and mirrors. But eventually you see so much it all becomes a little…well boring!. Straight out of a magazine, even the accessories become repetitive.

That’s why the trend for darker coloured walls with pops of colour excites me so much. It’s totally different from the norm, it challenges your perception of what a room should look like and it turns the predictable interior design of the last few years on it’s head.

An absolute trail blazer of this trend is interior design aficionado Abigail Ahern who is definitely one of the earliest leaders in the dark inky palette. So much so she has released her own range of paint in dark colours.

Below are a couple of great examples of this style and locations as to where one could source similar coloured paints.

Enjoy xx

Credits: All images are sourced from Pinterest

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Abigail Ahern - Limewash Paint in Shade “Oat”

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Benjamin Moore - Old Navy

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Dulux - Pamplona Purple 3

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Farrow & Ball - Pitch Black

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Abigail Ahern - Poppy Seed

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Zoffany - Lazuli