We have bright, bold colors throughout the rest of our house — orange, red, lime, blue — and we wanted to create a cozy modern retreat in our master bedroom. It's a large room, and I knew that a darker color would not only create a dramatic effect, it would also help make the space feel cozy.
Colors used in my room:
Flint 06 from the Mercantile Collection of Colorhouse Paints.
Tips for using color successfully:
Don't be afraid to break up dark colors with your own patterns and designs. This helps keep the dark paint from overwhelming the room, and also adds visual interest. For our master bedroom accent wall, I created a design element that is modern with clean lines, but also very personal: the lines create an "A" and an "M" intertwined — our initials.