9 Perfect Dark Paint Colors, According to Interior Designers
Out of all the tones on the color wheel, we firmly believe that the darker hues are the most misunderstood. For many, inky blues, deep charcoals, and pure blacks are the design-equivalent to the dark side of the Force: limiting, claustrophobic, and downright soul-sucking. But, in reality? They can be the exact opposite.
When used appropriately, darker tones can actually open up the space in question. And — since they're arguably more dynamic than overplayed whites, creams, and beiges — they can offer a hefty helping of drama, minus the doom and gloom. The key, of course, is finding the right shade. With so many nuanced undertones to sift through, finding the perfect dark tone for your room can be an exhausting endeavor. But, to make your vetting process a little easier, we asked a handful of designers to share their tried-and-true tones.