When faced with redecorating a small space, it’s natural to be drawn to light, bright neutral hues that you’ve been told will open up even the pokiest spaces. But choosing a brave, dark colour can be much more effective, creating a cool, dramatic look with an on-trend vibe. From moody hallways to sultry bathrooms, we’ve enlisted the help of some top designers from our SheerLuxe Interiors Panel, to give their tips on how to work dark shades into your home…

How To Use Dark Shades In Small Spaces

When faced with redecorating a small space, it’s natural to be drawn to light, bright neutral hues that you’ve been told will open up even the pokiest spaces. But choosing a brave, dark colour can be much more effective, creating a cool, dramatic look with an on-trend vibe. From moody hallways to sultry bathrooms, we’ve enlisted the help of some top designers from our SheerLuxe Interiors Panel, to give their tips on how to work dark shades into your home…

Perfect shade of blue, classic sized tile. Updated but not too modern - nice and cozy! (Azulejos de Toledo)

Perfect shade of blue, classic sized tile. Updated but not too modern - nice and cozy! (Azulejos de Toledo)

Love the white furniture and bright white fluffy towels next to the blue in the bathroom.

Paint Color Portfolio: Dark Blue Bathrooms

Soft sky blue walls embrace white cabinetry and large pedestal tub in this bathroom, with chevron pattern tile flooring.

34 Luxury White Master Bathroom Ideas (Pictures)

Soft sky blue walls embrace white cabinetry and large pedestal tub in this bathroom, with chevron pattern tile flooring.

Looking for shower ideas? Check out this double shower with pale blue tiles for inspiration

Looking for shower ideas? Check out this double shower with pale blue tiles for inspiration

I just love brick style tiles because they remind me of New York loft bathrooms and the London Underground – classic looks from two of my favourite cities

I just love brick style tiles because they remind me of New York loft bathrooms and the London Underground – classic looks from two of my favourite cities

Add art to the bathroom! Stacking pieces over the toilet adds visual interest & draws your eye up.

Paint Color Portfolio: Dark Blue Bathrooms

Add art to the bathroom! Stacking pieces over the toilet adds visual interest & draws your eye up.

Subway 2.0 suite from Villeroy & Boch | Cloakroom suites - 10 of the best | housetohome.co.uk

Designer Radiators - Our Pick of the Best

Subway 2.0 suite from Villeroy & Boch | Cloakroom suites - 10 of the best | housetohome.co.uk

The bathroom is a split between Farrow & Ball Hague Blue and white tiles from Tiles at a Click. The painting came from the Dublin Flea Market.

The bathroom is a split between Farrow & Ball Hague Blue and white tiles from Tiles at a Click. The painting came from the Dublin Flea Market.

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