Brenda's "Dark Neutrals" Room
Different shades of black ranging from an almost black chocolate to charcoal and jet black. Gray, white, and natural wood with a surprise pop of orange in the entry.
Light and shadow are my inspiration. I have drawn since a child and what always stood out to me was the way the light reflected off of, or was absorbed by the subject matter. The contrast and light play I get in every corner of the room at any given time during the day amazes me, making it surprisingly peaceful and relaxing.
Never be afraid of making a dark color the predominate feature. It surprises me how many people are so willing to go color crazy without any type of direction but squirm when they hear that someone has painted their walls black or any other dark color. Thinking that dark walls make a space look smaller is situational and completely depends on how the rest of the room is finished. But that goes for general decorating in every other color range as well, if you think about it. Our small living dinning room combo was painted in a pale yellow when we moved in and it felt like we were sitting in a tiny, dirty white box. After deciding to take the plunge into the opposite end of the spectrum, it feels incredibly large. Adding natural elements and different textures softens spaces as well.Take risks especially with wall color, it may surprise you. After all, it is only paint and very easily changed if it doesn't turn out as hoped for.
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