3 European Designers Who are Getting the Dramatic, Moody Look Just Right

3 European Designers Who are Getting the Dramatic, Moody Look Just Right

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Nancy Mitchell
Sep 9, 2015

The rise of dark, moody hues is one of our favorite new trends in interior design. All-white interiors are giving way to spaces with darker, more dramatic colors, greys and blues and rich jewel tones with accents of black and even gold. Leading the charge are these three designers, who consistently get this newer, more somber look just right.

The images above are from the portfolio of Milan-based Dimore Studio, where designers Emiliano Salci and Britt Moran create interiors that are dark but anything but dull. Against a backdrop of grey, the jewel-toned velvets they employ take on a delicious, almost otherworldly glow.

French designer Marianne Evennou works in Paris, and is something of a genius when it comes to small spaces: her designs have graced our pages many times before. But it turns out she's just as deft with larger spaces, employing dark accents and often repeating the same color in multiple tones to create a feeling of richness and depth.

French design team Royal Roulotte often begins with spaces with incredible detailing. To this they add a certain je ne sais quoi with with deep, rich colors, patterned tile, and accents in black and even in copper.

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