Dark walls (and why we love them)

01 December 2015

Confession: we talk a lot about daring to experiment with colours at home, but tend to leave out the darker end of the spectrum. It’s time to fix that. We visited our interior designer, Geneviève, at home. Her bedroom is a perfect example of how incredibly cool a dark wall can be.

A close-up of a bedroom with a dark wall, including a clothing rack, bed and bedside table. A close-up of a bedroom with a dark wall, including a clothing rack, bed and bedside table. A close-up of a bedroom with a dark wall, including a clothing rack, bed and bedside table. A close-up of a bedroom with a dark wall, including a clothing rack, bed and bedside table. A close-up of a bedroom with a dark wall, including a clothing rack, bed and bedside table. A close-up of a bedroom with a dark wall, including a clothing rack, bed and bedside table. A close-up of a bedroom with a dark wall, including a clothing rack, bed and bedside table. A close-up of a bedroom with a dark wall, including a clothing rack, bed and bedside table. A close-up of a bedroom with a dark wall, including a clothing rack, bed and bedside table. A close-up of a bedroom with a dark wall, including a clothing rack, bed and bedside table. A close-up of a bedroom with a dark wall, including a clothing rack, bed and bedside table. A close-up of a bedroom with a dark wall, including a clothing rack, bed and bedside table.

Cosy Up

If you’re looking to create a sense of cosiness in your home (and really, who isn’t?), dark walls will do the trick. Rooms suddenly gain a more intimate vibe, while corners  take on the feel of a nook.

It’s all in the contrast

Dark walls have a way of bringing out the best in whatever you place in front of them. Natural materials and colours come across warmer than ever (it’s all about that cosy feeling, remember?), while artwork really pops when it’s displayed against a moody background.

Light and dark

All of your walls don’t need to be painted dark. In fact, Geneviève’s bedroom has two dark and two light. And it’s no coincidence that she painted the windowed wall darker. This allows the natural sunlight to shine onto and reflect off of the white walls, brightening the room.

A dark-walled bedroom with a window, a bed, a bedside table and a blanket ladder. A dark-walled bedroom with a window, a bed, a bedside table and a blanket ladder. A dark-walled bedroom with a window, a bed, a bedside table and a blanket ladder. A dark-walled bedroom with a window, a bed, a bedside table and a blanket ladder. A dark-walled bedroom with a window, a bed, a bedside table and a blanket ladder. A dark-walled bedroom with a window, a bed, a bedside table and a blanket ladder. A dark-walled bedroom with a window, a bed, a bedside table and a blanket ladder. A dark-walled bedroom with a window, a bed, a bedside table and a blanket ladder. A dark-walled bedroom with a window, a bed, a bedside table and a blanket ladder. A dark-walled bedroom with a window, a bed, a bedside table and a blanket ladder. A dark-walled bedroom with a window, a bed, a bedside table and a blanket ladder. A dark-walled bedroom with a window, a bed, a bedside table and a blanket ladder.
“Don’t be afraid of painting your walls dark! I’ve found that adding textiles in similar tones really softens things up.” 
 
Geneviève Jorn, Interior Designer

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Photographer: Oskar Falck
Interior designer: Geneviève Jorn
Digital designer: Cecilia Englund
Copy writer: James Rynd
Editor: Linda Harkell