posted by on 2011.03.21, under Get the Look

Some people advise against painting a small space in dark colors, but some people also advise against wearing black and brown together—one of the best color combos around. A dark bedroom can actually maximize the space you have and look downright cozy. The boldest move is a bedroom bedecked in black—a look we love. Some examples:


Incorporating some light colors is essential for the look, whether white bedding or colorful accents. Your choice of paint is important when going dark: go for higher quality and shy away from high gloss unless you have really, really flat walls.


Farrow & Ball paint is pricey, but worth the investment when going dark, which requires a thick, rich pigment. Try Pitch Black. $85 per gallon.

Pitch Black No. 256


Good black beds are surprisingly hard to find. West Elm delivers with their Slipcovered Bed Set in coal. $679 for a full.

Slipcovered Bed Set


This tailored two seater from Urban Outfitters is the perfect size for a bedroom. $579.

Daydreamer Settee - Charcoal

The Hemnes Mirror Chest in black brown pairs well. $299.

HEMNES Mirror chest


This gold coral and black lamp from Overstock adds regal flair.  $151.99

Golden Coral Table Lamp


Soften the look with a white sheepskin rug or two from IKEA. $39.99.

LUDDE Sheepskin


Toss in a few accent pillows, like this colorful little number from Anthropologie. $85.

Khari Bluewing Pillow



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