It’s fall and it’s the best time to embrace dark colors! Dark colors don’t always mean somber hues, they can be sophisticated, chic and very relaxing if you pull them off right. Today we look at the coolest dark living rooms.
How to decorate your living room in dark colors
First choose your style. Dark colors suit almost every style of decoration: modern, minimalist, vintage and traditional for men. Second, choose the colors. Dark and moody rooms don’t always mean black, they can be grey, dark green, purple or blue. The molding on the walls looks very nice, especially in graphite gray or black. Accent walls are not required as there are many other accents in the room.
Now consider your style and choose the furniture accordingly. To make your living room more eye-catching, you can use sturdy cushions and unique shapes to make your atmospheric living room pop. A single sunny yellow sofa in a dark graphite living room looks stunning and makes a statement. Emerald or indigo upholstery gives the room a sophisticated, decadent and soft look.
What can contribute to your living room decor? First of all a fireplace. It may not be functional or real, with candles or tree trunks inside decorated with moldings or stones, and it will definitely add coziness to your living room.
Lamps and lights can be used to make a room stand out. Striking brass chandeliers, unique mid-century modern floor lamps or geometric pendant lights of different colors appear in the interior and emit light.
How to make your dark living room stand out
Dark colors can be too gloomy and depressing if you choose just one shade. Then you can play with textures and try brick, stone, wood, marble, metal and other materials to make your living room stand out and keep the monochromatic decor.
Another idea is to rock different shades of one color. If you don’t go for bold upholstery and brass, choose a variety of colors, e.g. BB Gray, and stick with it.
Another idea is to rock different accessories and decorations. Candle holders, copper details, oversized artworks, lanterns and various decorations of your choice will make your living room look good and stylish.
Think light if you don’t want your stylish dark living room to look too boring or moody. Opt for large windows and hidden lights to create an ambience. Also, consider creating multiple layers of light to add functionality and illuminate the entire space.