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Paint It Black: Inspiring Dark Interiors That Will Make You Rethink Colour

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Think black should be reserved for funerals and coffee? Think again. Deep, moody hues are not only en vogue, they’re surprisingly versatile (and you don’t have to be a goth to use them).

Dark interior design is having a moment. Inky walls emphasise any shades used elsewhere, creating colourful explosions on the furniture, art, and decorative objects in the space. For the most in-your-face effect, treat deep shades as neutrals and pair them with saturated hues like mustard yellow, emerald green, and bright pink. For something more subtle but twice as rich, stick to a dark palette of blacks, greys, navy blue, and hunter green.

Are you bold enough to take the plunge and paint it black? Flip through the gallery above for some rockstar dark interior design inspiration.

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