Conventional decor wisdom says that dark walls make a place look "smaller." We've never been one for rules in the first place, but we admit that occasionally, a dark paint job can make a room feel a bit claustrophobic. Usually, though, that's more of a problem with the room's floor plan and natural lighting rather than a color choice. When done right, a dark paint color doesn't have to make a room look like a stylish prison. Instead, it enhances any bright accessories and furnishings brought into the space.
Need proof? Look no further than these gorgeous rooms in our favorite color (as of this minute), navy blue.
Dark walls can enhance the look of white furnishings.
Flickr photo by Sunland Group
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