Ever since I went with a deep, moody blue shade in our living room, I’ve been looking for the right room to paint the deepest, darkest green. I’ve always associated dark colors with traditional decor, but I’m seeing moody walls paired with modern pieces more and more. The images above are clean, uncluttered and simple with just the right amount of texture.
I have to thank Deuce Cities Henhouse for inspiring me to pair our unpainted wood trim with dark walls. She is fantastic. And this look worked so well in the living room that I knew I needed to do it again. The guest room (already affectionately called the “green room“) was the first room to pop into my mind.
I want the room to feel cozy and clean while looking like it was assembled over time. To get the sort of “accumulated style” I’m seeing in my head, I’ll need to pick up pieces from a variety of sources in finishes that go together but don’t exactly match. The bed (which we already own) is an older IKEA style with a rattan headboard in a natural finish. I could go matchy with light wood night stands but I’d rather add contrast with black metal nightstands with brass pulls. I think any room needs at least one vintage piece and I’d love to find a gorgeous mid century dresser like this one from Chairish. I’ve been hunting craigslist and thrift stores for the perfect fit. A good light is so essential to the overall vibe of a room – we just installed a Cedar & Moss Conifer Flush Mount in our bedroom and absolutely love it – and I’m tempted to just spring for another one in the guest room. I like to go neutral on duvets (I’m dreaming of this linen one from Parachute Home) and add color and texture with printed sheets and throws. I can’t seem to decorate a single room in my house without at least one pink accent, so this room will be no exception. And there’s no color that looks better with pink than deep green.
Would you paint any room in your home this dark?
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Yes! I’ve long since been obsessed with Jenny Komeda’s dark green room in her old Brooklyn home: http://littlegreennotebook.com/2013/02/moth-prints.html/
Everything Jenny does is magic!
Agree x infinity! I love her so.
I realize I’m late to the party- but we have a bathroom that is almost black. We took the darkest green we could find (gallon) and added a quart of black. I LOVE it and we get tons of compliments.
Oooo that sounds super classy. I’m all for dark/moody colors these days!
Can I ask what dark green you started with? This sounds yummy!
I’m not sure what color Leslie (the commenter above) used, but I painted our guest bedroom Behr’s Black Evergreen. Hope that helps!