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Too dark for a bedroom? (Pic)

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Grufeling Tue 13-Feb-18 09:54:57

Is this to dark for a bedroom? Am not really into feature walls so it would cover all 4 walls. Wardrobes are dark brown, floor is orangey pine. Pics have hopefully attached.

Grufeling Tue 13-Feb-18 09:56:21

It's Dulux Soft Montelimar 1.

NC4Now Tue 13-Feb-18 10:00:49

I wouldn’t choose it. It will be very dark and it’s not a very luxurious shade. If a room is painted dark it needs to be sumptuous.
I’m not into dark decor, but there are some nice navy’s, deep purples and even greens.
You need lots of soft furnishings to pull it off as a look.

highwoodwitch Tue 13-Feb-18 10:02:03

Not if you like it.
It would be for me especially with the brown wardrobes but dark rooms are popular at the moment. Have a look at Abigail Aherne on Instagram for inspiration on dark rooms.

Grufeling Tue 13-Feb-18 10:06:07

That's a good point. I can see what you mean - and I'm not really into sumptious stuff. I was hoping for a contemporary feel and thought stronger colours might do it. Have too many light blues/greys already in the house so they're out. What about this instead? (Denim Drift)

Grufeling Tue 13-Feb-18 10:07:28

Gosh, that 2nd pic of Denim Drift looks completely different! It looks more like the first one on the floor

Grufeling Tue 13-Feb-18 10:08:35

Thanks highwoodwitch - will look now

Coloursthatweremyjoy Tue 13-Feb-18 10:11:32

I'm having a really deep blue in my bedroom. Our dining room is a very dark colour but it creates a very cosy intimate space and I'm looking to have that in my bedroom as well.

Apparently people who have blue bedrooms get on average 30 minutes more sleep (some questionable website). My sleep us crap so I'll take that!

BrazzleDazzleDay Tue 13-Feb-18 10:14:12

I like the look of the denim on the wall, reminds me of my living room. The brown i think would be too much.

fearfultrill Tue 13-Feb-18 10:21:33

I agree with the PP that it's very sumptuous. I think it's a bit too dark for a bedroom. However it is a lovely colour, perhaps you could customise some a dresser/bedside table with it?

NC4Now Tue 13-Feb-18 10:22:34

I definitely prefer the denim if it’s like the first pic.

Bixg Tue 13-Feb-18 10:24:46

It depends - I quite like dark colours.

It could look like this:

Bixg Tue 13-Feb-18 10:27:18

Also - I would trim the white edge off your samples as it detracts a bit from the overall idea you'll get of what the colour will be like (I'm a bit finickety like that grin)

SurfnTerfFantasticmissfoxy Tue 13-Feb-18 10:33:46

That second colour is much nicer - not a fan of the brown at all, it's not that it's too dark, it's not 'rich' enough?

Grufeling Tue 13-Feb-18 10:47:14

Bixg - thanks for the link. Wish they would have labelled the colours on the walls as I like some of them.

I thought the white might show what it would look like next to the white skirting/ceiling but I take your point.

Have painted sample paint on walls and I now think the Soft Montelimar 1 and 2 is definitely too dark. Still not sure of the Denim Drift ...

Bixg Tue 13-Feb-18 10:50:47

Grufeling I think the colour is Heartwood:

Another link here:

Bixg Tue 13-Feb-18 10:53:38

If you scroll down on this page:
There is a link to download a visualiser - so you can picture what various colours will look like

Bixg Tue 13-Feb-18 10:54:28

PS - I don't work for Dulux!
I have been meaning to decorate my bedroom for 18 months - you are inspiring me grin

AllStar14 Tue 13-Feb-18 11:01:13

My bedroom is very dark, I like it that way. The rest of the house is light and airy but I feel warm and cosy in my bedroom.

I like the denim colour.

WonderLime Tue 13-Feb-18 11:14:37

I think can work really well, but only if it’s something bold and strong - I don’t think that brown can carry that kind of mood properly. I think navy or dark teals worth well for that.

(google Navy bedroom to see what I mean).

With brown furniture I’d be more inclined to teal (navy for white I think).

trickyex Tue 13-Feb-18 12:04:59

I really like that colour and have used very similar before.
It looks good against black and white or cream, not so much with pine.
Dark blue is great with wood and looks very good on walls, I have used Little Green HIcks blue and its gorgeous, good pics on this

Kismett Tue 13-Feb-18 12:11:11

Maybe it would help if you could show us pictures of rooms that have the feel you're going for. I know you said "contemporary" but that could mean different things to different people. Also maybe a photo of the room and furnishings, or the way you like to decorate in the rest of your house?

Shadowboy Tue 13-Feb-18 12:50:14

Stiffkey blue would be more my cup of tea with the blue as the quality of the pigment is better but if I had to pick I’d pick the denim drift.

Grufeling Tue 13-Feb-18 21:27:17

It's not letting me post any pics of contemp rooms I like as, apparently, I've had my max of 6 for the day. Oh well.

Feezles Wed 14-Feb-18 10:53:01

We have a very deep plum in our bedroom, but only on one wall. The rest of the walls are off-white. I love it - it's striking and warm and cosy, but doesn't make the room too dark.

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