We are finally renovating our 1980 home starting at the end of January, and after five years of planning I can't wait. The Living, Dinning room and Kitchen will be painted a really dark blue almost black through out. The comments I have received over this decision hasn't really been, WOW that's a good idea. Its been more like, really.... are you sure...all black.
I love dark, calming, rooms with lots of atmosphere. I think in Australia we can pull off black moody rooms as the light is so stunningly beautiful.
Our home faces north, and the living room, kitchen and dinning room will have 2 sets of 4 meter bi-fold doors looking out over the pool and garden, light will be no problem. The wall finish will be in high gloss (Maximus ) Dulux paint, so the light can bounce all around the rooms. The furniture, dinning table, and chairs will be in a mixture of tan leather, light recycled woods and indigo velvet couch and armchairs. At the moment our walls are white, and I do like white painted walls, but I feel really confident in my dark blue/black colour wall choices, and can not wait to see how it all turns out.
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I will keep you posted on the Reno, and have a great New Year from the team at Alida and Miller.