Faith Provencher

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Faith Provencher is a designer, writer and crafter with a passion for all things creative. She received her art degree from Skidmore… read more

Comments - Decor Dispute: Should You Paint A Small Room A Dark Color?

faith-towers on May 10, 2017:

That's a really great point Francois, thank you!!

Francois on May 10, 2017:

I had my master bath painted in taupe aka smoked oyster (BM), 50% lighter . But it turned out to be dark...still. It's a small bath in a townhouse and it doesn't have natural lighting. The bathroom fixtures are bone/biscuit color so that's why I needed a bigger contrast. It looks bold and dramatic and I don't have a problem with that but I will have to change the light bulbs into daylight color temperature to provide that natural lighting effect. This is the only missing piece. Natural lighting contributes a "wow factor" as dark colors absorb too much light. In other words, don't be afraid to go dark so long as you're not missing that bright or natural lighting.

faith-towers on Apr 26, 2014:

That's a really great point about the bathroom Stephanie - amount of time spent in the room is a good thing to consider. I've been thinking of painting my closet a dark color....

Stephanie on Apr 26, 2014:

I generally prefer brights and airy for living spaces, but I like dramatic colours for bathrooms because you aren't in there too long, so it doesn't overwhelm your mood.  (My bathroom is currently a dark grey-purple.)  My bedroom used to be a medium-dark rosy brown and it made me feel like I was in a cave.  (My husband loved it though.)

I have seen bright and dark colours done beautifully, but I don't think I could take it myself.

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