Dark and Bright: Play Up Contrast for the Best of Both Worlds

Dark and Bright: Play Up Contrast for the Best of Both Worlds

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Nancy Mitchell
Feb 7, 2015
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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.

(Image credit: The Selby)

Blue seems especially bright against a black wall in Abigail Ahern's place, spotted on The Selby.

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Black and orange: not just for Halloween anymore. From Brittany & Brittany's Bright Wicker Park Apartment.

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Against a charcoal wall, the orange pieces in this room from Decorology almost glow.

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Green and black is another color combo we can't get enough of. Spotted on Desire to Inspire.

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These jewel tones seem especially rich in a dark interior from Domino.

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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).

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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.

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Red accents against black in a bathroom from Schoolhouse Electric.

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This look works for a little bit of color — or a lot, as in this richly contrasting space spotted on Desire to Inspire.

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