When we first moved into our shop it was a terrible shade of parmaviolet. We only had a few weeks to get the shop up-and-running, so we quickly opted for white paint to take the bad look of the place. Quite possibly the worst decision we could've made. We instantly lost our personality, and it felt like we were sitting inside a huge fridge all day, with the temperature to match. Depression central! It was time to take action. We wanted to steer away from the bleak mono look and bring intrigue and a little subversion design to the table. Fast-forward a few months, the entire shop is painted out in the most sumptuous grey ever; needless to say we haven’t looked back since.
“For me, black is actually the ultimate mood-lifter. It’s atmospheric, moody, cool, and comforting at the same time.. it instantly elevates everything in the room to look way cooler and more expensive”. Abigail Ahern, Interior Designer.
“Dark backgrounds are the new neutrals, whether navy, chocolate or charcoal. They cry out for added colour, which could be pastel, primary or neon. The darkness behind brings the colours forward and makes them pop.. Pictures look so much better on dark walls.” Kate Watson- Smyth, award winning blogger ‘Mad about the house’.
“Black enhances other colours. It brings depth, mystery and chic.. Black is the go-to shade for making colours stand out.” Sacha Walckhoff, creative director of Christian Lacroix.
Instead of going with the flow, why not go against the grain, it could be the best decision you’ve ever made! We must warn you though, once you paint one room dark, you’ll want to re-decorate the whole house- it’s rather addictive. We started with the shop, and now it’s slowly taking over our house, check out the before and after of our living room!