Color Palette Inspiration: 7 Dark, Dramatic Wall Paint Colors that Look Great in Real Life

Color Palette Inspiration: 7 Dark, Dramatic Wall Paint Colors that Look Great in Real Life

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Adrienne Breaux
Jul 12, 2014
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Adding a dark or dramatic color to a wall in your home can be scary! But also extremely rewarding when the result comes out gorgeous. If you need more than inspiration — like some actual paint color names that have worked in real-life homes — you'll find a small but potent palette in this post. Here are some recent darker, moody real-life wall paint colors from house tours we think would be a great addition to a wall, DIY project or furniture piece.

(Image credit: Kathryn Bacalis)

Magnetite 
by 
Glidden in Bridget & Jake's "Make It Your Own" Denver Homestead

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Black 
Mica 
by 
Devoe 
Paint in Bridget & Jake's "Make It Your Own" Denver Homestead

(Image credit: Katie Gard)

Labradorite by Sherwin Williams in Beth's New-Meets-Old Beach Cottage Inspired Bungalow

(Image credit: Katie Gard)

Mega Greige by Sherwin Williams in Beth's New-Meets-Old Beach Cottage Inspired Bungalow

(Image credit: Katie Gard)

Naval by Sherwin Williams in Beth's New-Meets-Old Beach Cottage Inspired Bungalow

(Image credit: Tara Bellucci)

Mink by Benjamin Moore in Abby's Fabled South End Townhouse

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Rust-O-Leum Chalk Board Paint in Ali & Dustin's "Beach House Getaway" in Downtown Denver

What colors do you like to surround yourself when it's hot outside? Light or dark colors? Cool or warm?

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