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5 Reasons To Work With Dark Colors

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Photography: Dairy Darilag | Jilson Tiu

When choosing paint colors, a lot of homeowners immediately gravitate toward neutrals because these options are simple, easy to work with, and some combos never go out of style. Believe it or not, dark colors can meet your criteria, too. As long as you're equipped with the right design choices, you can't go wrong with deep shades. Still not convinced that you should work with mysterious hues? Here's a list of reasons that might make you change your mind: 

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1. Dark colors can hide the flaws of a space.

Whether you’re trying to conceal a stained spot or covering up a bad paint choice, dark colors can be a tool for hiding everything from the naked eye.

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2. Dark colors create contrast.

Splashes of color are beautiful in any space—however, it can look even brighter and more vibrant with the help of dark floors or walls. Moody hues elevate open spaces because it provides contrast like no other. 

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3. Dark colors are the best backdrop for textures.

When you have dark walls, you aren’t going to need any other colors to highlight it. Instead, you can turn to textures to make your space more interesting—feel free to play with wooden elements, woven pieces or steel. 

4. Dark colors can balance different styles.

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If you like mixing decor styles or pieces from different time periods, you’d be happy to know that dark colors can give any room a modern and cohesive look. It is an easy way to make any space look put together.  

5. Dark colors can create a unique atmosphere.

Cool colors—black, navy blue or gray—have the power to set the ambiance of a room. Depending on your decor, it can be cozy, romantic or whatever suits your mood. 

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