I always had white. A white bedroom, white kitchen, the hall was white, and the living room. I had white bedding on my bed and owned about six different white shirts (although admittedly different shapes). I love white because it is a blank canvas. I wanted this for all my stuff, my things and all my clutter… but I’ve changed.
As I get older (there’s just been a big birthday with a 4 in it) I’m falling out of love with my stuff, I’m clearing out constantly and longing for a life free of the clutter that really no one needs.
Painting my bedroom dark grey was the start of this journey. I realised that the colour alone was enough. The dark paint (which I LOVE) has created the mood in the room, and not much else is needed.
A dark bedroom is wonderful, it’s lovely to still have the light that flows in through the windows, but somehow it feels cosy… all the time. I have very low lighting and can’t get enough of candles which is perfect for settling in to watch a film. Although I must admit it’s not a great space for reading, but I’ll improve that.
Painting a wall dark is brave. It might seem daunting, but remember it is only paint. I did lots (and lots) of tester patches in my room, across different areas of the room to see how it looked in different lights. The one I liked best in the pot was the one I liked least on the wall!
There was only one thing that created disagreements, the windows and skirting. It’s a very brave person that will go dark ALL over… I would have done it, but on this occasion, I wasn’t allowed.
So, at the moment I am loving navy, teal and grey walls, here are some that I love. One day, when I have a really big house, I will have a room in every colour.
Send us your pictures, we would love to see how dark you’ve gone in your rooms. BE BRAVE.