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THE DARK SIDE for an el­e­gant take on interior col­ors, go for the dark end of the color spec­trum. the dark­est of col­ors con­notes so­phis­ti­ca­tion (think: “black-tie af­fair”), goes with any­thing, and never goes out of style. here’s how to use dark shades at home. 1. Use black in small doses. black or char­coal paint does tend to ab­sorb heat, so best to use this on a fea­ture wall, within shelves and niches, or in ac­cent pieces of fur­ni­ture. 2. For “safer” dark shades, try cho­co­late brown

or gray. they are still dra­matic, but are eas­ier to pair with dif­fer­ent fur­ni­ture styles. 3. Light it well. a poorly lit, dark-col­ored room does get a bit tun­nel-like, es­pe­cially at night. make sure you have proper gen­eral or am­bi­ent light­ing in the space. 4. Add liv­ing plants. fresh flow­ers or potted plants add life and color to a dark room, keep­ing the space from look­ing too mas­cu­line.

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