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Feioi added this to 13 Things You Must Know Before Painting a Room2 May 2019

Work with what you haveIt’s a common misconception that you can brighten a room simply by painting it white. Sometimes, a dark room will struggle to be lifted by white as it needs light to bounce off it to look bright. Whether it’s the direction it’s facing or the fact it has small or no windows, some dark rooms will never look bright and airy. Instead, play with the contrast between light and dark by going for a moodier hue. In this gorgeously inky living room, the intense wall colour highlights the light coming into the room from the left, as it contrasts with the shadowy alcove on the right. This not only allows you to notice the light, you can actually appreciate it. The pale floor, ceiling and furniture give the scheme a lift and the result is far from gloomy. You don’t need to go as dark as this if you’re not feeling brave, but try a deeper shade of something. Add some good lighting and it will be so wonderfully cosy and inviting, the word “dingy” won’t even enter your mind.

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Vanessa Walker added this to 22 Formal, Fabulous and Fantastic Interiors17 September 2017

Location: London, UKWhy we love it: The scene – rich, dark walls, complete with gilt-framed artwork, a centrally hung chandelier and cosseting armchairs – is cleverly lightened and modernised by upholstery in a white fabric and parquetry in a pearlescent grey.

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Jo Leevers added this to How to Mix Old Masters and Antique Artworks Into a Modern Scheme7 November 2016

Honour the architectureThis magnificent space with authentic architectural features is the perfect setting for period oil paintings. But the tastefully modern furniture, dark blue paint shade and updated-classic flooring ensure the mood is fresh and fashionable.

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wafa5302652 added this to My Project2 days ago

معيشة

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lyonskyle added this to HOMEWORK2 July 2020

JT LOVE: CEILING TRIM, STYLE OF COUCHES AND FIREPLACE, DARK WALLS. Would like panels and more GOLD accents.

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P T added this to My ideas (PT)21 June 2020

Super elegant - massive contrast between walls and furniture

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Tom Coates added this to My ideas19 June 2020

Ceiling, fireplace chairs matched

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JulesJenandtheBoys added this to J&J 3rdAgeLiving - Bungalow Remodel Project19 June 2020

Living Room: chairs either side of opening

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