Houzz is the new way to design your home.
Stephanie O'Leary, Style By Stephanie
I cringe every time I hear a design "expert" say that light walls will make your room feel bigger, I strongly disagree. There is no hard and fast rule like this, and dark walls get a bad wrap out of such a statement. You will see in these rooms that the dark walls are balanced with neutral flooring and/or fabrics, which is key. As long as a room feels it has balance, you can enjoy any colour you like! Plus its a real trend for 2011!
dark fireplace as accent
dramatic & sexy
notice the ceiling is painted very dark as well
dark painted ceiling, love the chandelier and drapes too
Paint brick dark accent wall