Inject warmth into a large room

Dark neutrals form the perfect colour palette for big rooms with lots of natural light, especially if they are north facing. You’ll find that a dark hue adds richness and depth to spaces where strong light appears to bleach weak colours.

In this large bedroom, golden ochre walls look sumptuous and elegant, creating a wonderfully warm and relaxing bedroom decor.

Small is beautiful

If your room is slightly on the small side, the temptation is to paint it a light colour to make it feel larger. But ask yourself what you will use the room for. If you mainly use it in the evenings to relax in, you’ll find that painting it in a dark neutral and adding soft lighting creates an atmospheric and intense living room decor.

Finishing touches

If you’re decorating a small room in a dark neutral, another way to make it appear larger is to paint all trim, such as cornices and skirting boards, in the same colour as the wall decor. By doing this, you avoid contrast, making the space appear seamless and unified.

But if the room is large, like this bedroom, you might want to contrast dark neutral walls with fresh white on all the trim for a truly elegant look.