Trend Spotting | Dark Walls

Tuesday, February 07, 2012


With Valentine's Day only a week away, why not plan an extended staycation and lounge around with your sweetie in a super sleek and sexy space. Take a cue from what's haute and happening in the world of design and cozy up when the lights go down and there's nobody around. Nothing says "come hither" like inky walls, velvet loveseats, and flickering candlelight for two...


However, to keep things romantic and far from morose, paint the ceilings and adjacent moldings in a light and bright tone. Unless you're completely going for that cavernous dungeon look, I'd stick to white tinted with a shade of your accent color. Maybe a pinch of pink if you're really in the mood ;D

{images 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7}

Ahhhhh, love is in the air, can't ya just feel it??

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55 comments

  1. i die!! darks walls emit this kind of sexy, mysterious feel that i absolutely love! how do you get it so it`s not tooo dark though? i`m always afraid that i won`t be able to find things. is this living room appropriate only?

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  2. Julie I adore these dramatic spaces. The fabrics and rugs are wonderful!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  3. Oh yea girl........those spaces are sexy sexy sexy. Meow!

    XO~JD

    www.jessiedmiller.com

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  4. love the black + pink combination! so inspirational!

    karolasway.blogspot.com

    hugs! :)

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  5. i love the pops of color in these rooms!!

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  6. I love dark walls........especially when done in high gloss! Dreaming of black or navy for my powder room!

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  7. aww that would be really cute ...if only he was here :/

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  8. Very snazzy place.

    www.stylefootprints.blogspot.com

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  9. Loving these interiors! The dark feeling but with bold colors. . . These are gorgeous.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

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  10. wow this rooms are STUNNING!! love them :)
    ->Take a look at my blog<- and if you like it follow me, i will be really grateful if you :)

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  11. No. Way. I SAW YOU ON DESIGN STAR!!!!!! wow i am so honored to have you comment on my blog! it's so cool how you can mix interior design and fashion together. how inspiring! I follow you OBVIOUSLY by google friend connect now. AHHH this is sooo coool!!!!
    follow back? :D:D
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    CHICTOPIA

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  12. Although I'm totally a white-walls, white-floors kind of girl, I've always had a crush on dark colored rooms...so sexy. I love the idea of painting a room or two in a dark color, as I did with my previous bedroom, as long as the natural light is good.

    acleanercloset.blogspot.com

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  13. Absolutely love, love that first photo. Those chairs are fantastic, great details and the walls!! ack!! Loved the look so much I pinned it to my pinterest board. Love the neon pink benchy table in one of the other photos. Great pics. btw, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. It`s great to meet you thru your blog.
    :)
    mikky
    www.todaloos.com

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  14. Julie, I really love the shelves with the backs painted hot pink! Such a good idea and i look forward to trying that idea one day.

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  15. In love with these decorations!!!! :) Great post ..well done!!

    Would you like to follow each other?

    Evi xoxo

    http://thenotebookofafashionlover.blogspot.com/

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  16. Love these pics! So glad I found your blog (and that you found mine. I will hopefully need a lot of decor inspiration soon!
    http://j9styleblog.com

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  17. Julie, these pix are so cool! I could feel the romance in the air. Hahaha! Love it!
    Shirley's Luxury Haven

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  18. There is something so romantic about these rooms with the dark walls. Great post!

    run-style-run.blogspot.com

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  19. these pictures are gorgeous! how inspiring!

    XX
    instead of an elephant

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  20. gorgeous interiors and i love the decoration! so very pretty!

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  21. Very inspiring pictures, thanks for sharing !!

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  22. Gorgoeus spaces! I hope someday I will have such an amazing place!

    Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog! It really means a lot to me!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  23. oh thank you! you're so kindly :)
    btw love theese pics! Amazing design, wow!
    bisous xxx

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  24. i think dark walls look really classy in editorials, but i probably wouldn't stay in a house with black walls. it's gonna be so creepy at night @_@

    ♥ valour & lace

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  25. Hi, really nice blog! :) you’re so stylish!
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  26. Amazing pics! Especially I love blue velvet chairs from 1st pic!So stylish!
    xo

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  27. Love the second and third picture!

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  28. I do love dark walls. :) The bright furniture looks so chic against the contrast. Lovely blog!

    teaandbubbly.blogspot.com

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  29. Great blog post I love these photos :) I hope you will follow my blog

    leopardinleather.blogspot.com

    Xx

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  30. Thank you for the lovely comment! I'm really happy that you liked my last post and that it is useful for you in some way. Comments like this one are not happening often, so it really really means a lot to me! Thank you again! <3
    Also I like your post. I found myself interesting in interior design lately, so thank you for the inspiration. :))

    Desislava
    http://truedreamcatcher.blogspot.com

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  31. I have always loved dark walls, and the 2nd one here is amazing! Such a dramatic and mysterious look. Adore!

    xRachel

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  32. These rooms are so fabulous - so glad to see that even the darkest walls have a lighter, sexy side! Thanks for stopping by and visiting The Buzz.
    xxoo
    Carolyn

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  33. wow!!! thats design po*n allright!! Very pretty and so impactful!

    Style-Delights Blog

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  34. Thank you for visiting my blog :D! It really means a lot to me!!

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  35. what a rad idea to paint the back of bookshelves!

    nataliya
    sewniice.blogspot.com

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  36. What beautifully chic designs! I love it all! Thank you for your sweet comments about my art and new blog:) I'm a new follower now!
    Jenniferxx

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  37. This dark walls make each space ubber elegant and glamorous! I enjoed your selection dear, as always!!!!
    kisses

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  38. Nice post :)

    http://unicornboutique.blogspot.com/

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  39. Hi honey,

    Thank you so much for your comments on my blog, it means alot to me!

    Have to say you've got yourself a new follower, I love your blog as well and the ideas and looks you put together. If only we could change the look of our rooms every week, then we could accommodate all the wonderful inspiration we see.

    Either that or I need to own a 40 roomed house, hehe!

    Esther xx

    http://girlinapanama.com/

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  40. these rooms are amazing, i love all the colors and decors!

    Just Tututiny

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  41. ..amazing , so inspirational post !

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  42. i want my bedroom to be dark like these examples

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  43. I love this idea! the plum walls are great :)

    pepperandchips.blogspot.com

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  44. What great photos. Love these inspirations...
    Daphne.

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  45. i totally want to paint my wall black to contrast against my white furniture... so sick!

    x0
    annette
    www.theversastyle.com

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  46. Loooove the dramatic effect of a dark wall, you got me!

    Hugs & kisses from South Florida,
    http://acasadava.blogspot.com/

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  47. Great photos! But in my opinion it looks good only on pictures and personally I wouldn't enjoy living in such a dark place.. I like light colours!

    I'm following you now, would be so happy if you could follow back ^^
    http://ulianashalaeva.blogspot.com/

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  48. oh wauw, these are beautiful!!!
    Makes me wanna redo my appartment instantly!

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  49. Love the inspirational pictures !

    I just had dark wallpaper installed. Hmh. To be honest I thought the room would look smaller, but it didn't. It's just plain gorgeous.

    /U
    pug-a-licious

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  50. I've always wanted dark walls in my bedroom but I have only 1 tiny window!! One day I will get my dark walls! lol these are so amazing

    xo Jackie
    ...livingaftermidnite

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  51. I just love that pink lacquer table! Gorgeous!!

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