Design Inspiration from Real Homes: Gorgeous Bedrooms to Tempt You Over to the Dark Side

published Apr 6, 2016
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What’s more peaceful than a bedroom draped in light, white hues? Why, one that is cocooned by dark colors, of course. If you’re still not sure if you would like a bedroom with black or dark blue walls, check out all the evidence in this post. It’s clear that going to the dark side can pay off in a big design way in the bedroom.

Pictured above: Black Ink from Benjamin Moore in the bedroom in Allison & Matt’s East Village Synergy.

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Benjamin Moore Black Jack is in Kristen’s bedroom.

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Holley’s room features Paddle by Valspar.

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The walls in Jeanine and Bryan’s bedroom are: Colorhouse Nourish.06 in matte finish.

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The accent wall in Kristina and Jason’s bedroom is DULUX Domino.

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Farrow & Ball Downpipe is on the wall in Robin and Steve’s master bedroom.

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Ralph Lauren Iron Blue adds some drama to Sara and Shawn’s master bedroom.

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Benjamin Moore Midnight Navy is in Lindsey’s room.

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BEHR Black Suede darkens Caitlin’s bedroom.

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Railings from Farrow & Ball is in Tyler and Lolly’s bedroom.