color story: darker days.
by victoria comment

8/4/21

color story: darker days / sfgirlbybay

we’ve been pretty ‘light-hearted’ around here lately — i blame the warm summer vibes! so for today’s color story, i’m headed back to the dark side. i like going there on occasion and especially when i find some darkly dramatic decor filling up my pinterest feed. some of these rooms have really gone to the extreme — painting their walls richly black, but then adding all black furniture and bedding too. i’m not sure i could personally go there, but it does have a certain soothing, serene appeal, doesn’t it? i feel like i could dream for days in some of these all-black bedrooms. don’t be afraid to darken your doorstep — after all, it’s only paint!

color story: darker days / sfgirlbybay

color story: darker days / sfgirlbybay

black walls and black light fixture with dark dining table. / sfgirlbybay

dark walls and vintage light fixture. / sfgirlbybay

color story: darker days / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: floral vignette via remodelista; Habit + Form Tart Plant Tray in Dark Zinc from terrain; serena & lily black South Seas Side Cart; vintage PORTRAIT PAINTING OF MAN WITH MUSTACHE from super marché; À la recherche du temps perdu via christies; BLACKSAW BLACK STRIPE SIEMPRE THROW from bloomist; black doors via alt dk; Jute Laundry Basket from h&m home; BLACK MARBLE CHAIN and vases from BLOOMIST; black and white staircase tiles via soave intermezzo; black built-in cabinets via light locations; terrain Commercial LED Light Strand; erica tanov’s shop at the row dtla; Habit + Form Tart Plant Tray, Dark Zinc from terrain.

color story: darker days / sfgirlbybay

dark french doors and wall mural. / sfgirlbybya

color story: darker days / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: black candles by @heltenkelt; black & white star tile via zsazsa bellagio; Le Monde Sauvage Paloma Ceiling light; black bedroom with bare bulb inrichting huis; Bonjour Mademoiselle Levy by Henri Matisse via sfmoma; jayson home capital lamp; bloomist WING HAND BROOM; jayson home duo platter; Anthropologie Ayla Decorative Bowl; Scandal & Parade; the Theater of Jean Cocteau book via ebay; Anthropologie Jungle Dream Wallpaper; @matthewjpitts’ Little Stickle painting.

color story: darker days / sfgirlbybay

dark bedroom walls and bedding. / sfgirlbybay

color story: darker days / sfgirlbybay

black walls and decor details. / sfgirlbybay

color story: darker days / sfgirlbybay

• all other photography credits in order of appearance: bedroom by @piariverola; string lights via society19; black armoire by @heltenkelt; dining room by simone haag photography; living room by libertyn interiors; kitchen via the noordroom; bedroom via the socialite family; dining room by batiik studio; black bedroom with cowhide via libertyn interiors; black bedroom with bare bulb inrichting huis; @woandwecollection; suzanna scott photography; simone haag photography.

2 responses to “color story: darker days.”

  1. The black trend never really convinced me, however a while ago I was fortunate enough to visit the Guiette house by Le Corbusier in Antwerp and that has a wall painted (burnt?) umber (combined with soft pink) and I thought that that was the most beautiful color. I don’t think I’d want an entire room painted umber though.

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