Not everyone, or maybe I should say most Filipinos, would reach for moody paint colors to use in their homes.
If you’re not ready for it, you can always use pastel colors like in this home in Scotland. Click on the link if you want to look at two cohesive pastel color palettes that we made.
However, if you are feeling brave enough to try moody paint colors for your home, then you can explore charcoal, seaweed green, chocolate, merlot, or midnight blue. These paint colors are taken from past Boysen Color Trends.
How to Use Dark Paint on Walls
We have presented many photo inspirations using dark colors in interior spaces.
Click on the article above to get some styling tips on how to use dark colors.
Paint may be cost effective, but it carries a lot of impact on the look and feel of a home. So the first thing you need to do is to be ready to see a huge change in your home because even if you’re only changing the color, it packs a lot of punch. Also, speak with other household members. They too will have to live with a change in color, especially if you start with a home that is painted white or light neutral.
If you want to be cautious with the color change, limit the dark color to an accent wall.
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Go for middle of the road
Middle of the road, or MOR, comes from the music industry. It describes a type of music that is strongly melodic which appeals to popular musical taste. As such, it is the type of music that is pejoratively seen as commercial.
The meaning I am giving ‘middle of the road’ when it comes to paint colors is to go for moderate colors or those that do not venture too far out from what you have in mind for your home’s color story. In other words, if the moody colors above do not appeal to you, or makes you feel a slight trepidation, then by all means, choose for something more subtle.
Let me show you what I mean with the two images below. You can move the arrow to the left or right to experience the full impact. Begin with a subtle darker shade than what you are used to like a light gray.
The change is so subtle but there is definitely one. A subtle change in tone from white to light gray is a comfortable way to ease yourself into a more colorful world.
This works well for people who do not want to have such a stark contrast between colors, like the white walls vs. the black kitchen cabinets.
By the way, designers are now opting for dark-colored cabinets. Click the link if you want to know more.
Colors in 2024
What will your home look like next year? Will you welcome colors—pastels, moody, or middle of the road? Or will you stick to your tried and tested white or light neutrals?
For what it’s worth, astrologers are looking at 2024 as a year of abundance, dreams coming true, exciting opportunities, and all things bright and beautiful. If you want your home to have a similar 2024, then maybe it’s time to express your authentic self by painting your home with the colors that you feel would bring you joy, peace, and abundance. Of course, if your authentic self is #teamputi through and through, then keep calm and carry on with white.
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