We find January to be a month that is beautifully suited to collating new ideas and confirming old ones. So with that in mind, we thought we'd take you through a series looking at what we consider to be some of the very best paint colours available for four very different looks:
This week, let's start with Moody.
Although they won't be right to daub over every wall in your house, dark paints can work incredibly well under certain circumstances: for example, rooms that receive a good deal of natural light.....
|Little Green's Juniper Ash|
....or in spaces that are passed through quickly, rather than used for any kind of activity, such as a hallway....
|Farrow and Ball's Downpipe|
If you'd like to start experimenting on a smaller scale, consider painting a piece of furniture in a darker shade for an eye-catching statement.
|Farrow and Ball's Dauphin has been used on the dresser in this kitchen.|
Moody darks also create drama when painted on kitchen cabinets. In the image below, Little Greene's Lead Colour has been used - perfect for hiding sticky finger marks.
Have you thought of trying out a rich, moody paint colour for your front door? Sanderson's Thundercloud looks gorgeous here:
You could also try picking out a feature wall in a deeper hue - perfect for less well-lit rooms, where you still want to create a wow-factor.
Both these images, above and below, have used Little Greene's Adventurer. Look how different the colour appears under different light conditions. On a feature wall with no internal corners, there is no space for the rich colour to build up its intensity, as there is if used in a whole room.
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In our next post, we'll be showing you how a quick lick of paint can completely transform a tired and dated room into a Swedish-style retreat.
Images via: Little Greene, Elle Decor, Goodchild, Little Greene,
The Guardina, Little Greene, Little Greene