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Though there is an element to using dark paint that is undeniably attractive to many people, using dark colors is often shunned when painting an interior wall. Bold, dramatic, and gorgeous looks are created with dark colors. Especially when the winters bring on the same effects outdoors, the wrong applications can make the inside gloomy, unwelcoming and dreary, which is something most people want to avoid.  Painting your home’s walls with darks, even black, is good news as it still can have the overall presentation of looking cheery, sophisticated and beautiful.  Today, we at L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc would like to offer some recommendations on how your interior can be attractively painted dark.

Avoid Too Much Saturation  

You do not want to completely immerse a room in dark colors.  Ideally, the dark color can be for a specific aspect of the room, like for the trim work or accent wall.  This helps you find an overall balance with dark colors and light colors, and offers you a chance to get comfortable with dark colors, as well as avoiding being overwhelmed by dark. 

Add a Pop of Bright Colors 

Add pops of bright color in the event you prefer to have the primary wall color be dark.  The bursts of bright colors can be accomplished with artwork, furniture, and other accessories to the room.  Reduce the darkness of the preferred color that you want to primarily use with the help of a light and bright colored rug for instance.

Natural Lighting Strategies

Especially in dark rooms, you want a well-lit area in any room.  For the dark colors in a room that features a large window, or French doors can be a great application.   You can install additional lighting to illuminate the space and mirrors also help add more lighting without the electrical hassles if you absolutely want dark colors in a room. 

How to Paint Dark Colors

In painting your home, dark colors can be a fun and expressive option.  Most colors are compatible with other colors with the versatility of dark colors.   With contrast, dark colors can be particularly stunning.  Being particularly eye-catching, is pairing dark grays, blues, or even black with beige, whites, or cream colors.  To balance your darker tones with the lighter palettes, darks in tandem with pastels is also an exciting and playful way.  When achieving an overall look for your New York home, flooring, furniture, and accessories are also useful.  Keep in mind, the guideline for a color scheme is 3-5 colors for the design, this includes the colors for the primary color, trim work, accent wall, and maybe a color or two for the flooring, furnishings and accessories.   Too few can be boring, but too much color will chaotic.

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Your professionals of L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc is readily available to provide our quality interior painting services to ensure your painting project is maximized to its full potential no matter which colors you want to use one your home’s walls, or if you need help coming to a decision.  To schedule your consultation, call us today.