One of the main reasons I love colour is its ability to instantly create a mood in a space. While I love crisp, clean and calm white and blue spaces, I also love a deep, dark and moody scheme. In fact, I painted the bedroom in one of my old London apartment’s black – it was dramatic, cocooning and cosy; I loved it! As the weather has been so cold this week, I sought out some dark colour palette inspiration from the new Betta Living bedrooms
. The result? Three fab ideas for embracing dark colours in your bedroom this winter – let’s dive in!
The first scheme, Gentle Greys
, shows how stepping over to the dark side can pay serious style dividends. Here, a soothing blue-grey colour wraps around the entire bedroom space, creating a cosy and cocooning feel. Shades of blue and grey are then referenced from the base palette in the dressing of the bed, while dark wood wardrobes and a tufted bed enhance the indulgent feel of the scheme.Glorious Graphite
is a refined and sleek approach to dark decor. Softer than an all-black scheme, the graphite touches throughout the space create a striking yet soft look. Perfect for modern city apartments and city slickers, this scheme is a contemporary take on dark bedroom decor.
I’ve called the final scheme Metallic Moments because metallic touches are perfect for layering into a darker palette; they bring a gentle air of opulence and warmth to the scheme. When it comes to metallics, a little goes a long way – a silver lamp base or copper vase filled with fresh blooms on the bedside table will set off the darker base palette set by the furniture and walls. Which of these three dark palettes is your favourite?
// Photography by Betta Living | Posted in collaboration with Betta Living; all views my own