A love of dark, moody hues and a love of bright colors don't have to be mutually exclusive. As these pictures prove, dark wall colors are the perfect way to make bold, bright shades really pop.
Above: Darks + brights in a kitchen are an unusual — but welcome — combo. From Allie NYC.
Blue seems especially bright against a black wall in Abigail Ahern's place, spotted on The Selby.
Black and orange: not just for Halloween anymore. From Brittany & Brittany's Bright Wicker Park Apartment.
Against a charcoal wall, the orange pieces in this room from Decorology almost glow.
These jewel tones seem especially rich in a dark interior from Domino.
I love how your eye is immediately drawn to the bright pink textiles in this bathroom from Made by Girl (and I love the beautiful floor tile, too).
I love velvet because it always has a special glow. That's especially true for these brilliantly-hued pieces cast against a dark wall in an interior from Houzz.
Red accents against black in a bathroom from Schoolhouse Electric.
This look works for a little bit of color — or a lot, as in this richly contrasting space spotted on Desire to Inspire.