Color inspiration comes from everywhere. For this lenten season, I’d like to revisit somber tones that add drama and depth to a space.

Let me introduce you to the darkest colors that we have for Color Trend 2024-2025. From the Alchemy color palette, we have Obsidian (BCT24-7912S) and Mage’s Cloak (BCT24-7442S). From the Awakening color palette, we have Grounding (BCT24-7814S) and Quiet Meditations (BCT24-7518S).
Somber Tones For This Lenten Season | MyBoysen

Dark and Dramatic Hues

Most people stay away from dark colors when thinking about paint colors for the home. We’d rather go for white, beige, taupe, or some other light neutral color. However, there are ways to make dark colors work in your space like these paint colors for kitchen cabinets that interior designers are choosing.

Here’s Why Designers are Choosing Dark Colors for Kitchen Cabinets

Some reasons for choosing dark colors for kitchen cabinets range are functional (stains and scratches don’t show as much), or aesthetics (dark colors make for a warm and cozy space).

Dark colors have been around for ages. Interior designers have been exploring the intimacy and intensity of dark paint colors, and the vibe they give to a space. Many homeowners won’t reach for them though unless they have an interior designer or architect holding their hand, or they are the creative type who have an idea of colors and are not afraid to use them.

Anyone can be bold about using dark colors. We’ve got your back. Read the following post to help you navigate the use of somber colors. Just because they are dark, they don’t have to look gloomy.

10 Styling Tips When Using Dark Paint Colors

If you’re still not feeling confident about using somber tones for your home, you can read this post about black, white, or gray for your home interiors. The most important question you need to ask yourself is how would you like your home or a room to feel like when you enter that space.

White and Near Neutrals

Still not sold on somber colors?  You can stay safe and reach for Boysen’s all-time favorite color Tulle White.

The All-Time Favorite Paint: Boysen Tulle White

Or you can go with near neutrals as shown in this article. What’s great about light and neutral hues for your walls is that it gives your space a maaliwalas feel.

Holy Week is typically dry and hot in the Philippines. So having a light and fresh color on your walls can impart that cool and relaxing feeling.

Back to Somber Colors

It’s 2024. Live a little and experiment. Get out of your comfort zone. If you haven’t tried dark colors for your interiors yet, this is your chance. What’s great about paint is that it brings great impact for relatively lower cost compared to structural changes.

After a few weeks and you still don’t like it, you can always choose another paint color that you’re comfortable with.

If you’re in Manila, do drop by our boutique shop The Color Library near IKEA in MOA. You can browse through the Colorbooks, and also check out the latest paint colors of Boysen.

May you all have a blessed Holy Week.


Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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