5.05.2010

would you go charcoal?

I have to be honest, I am not a huge fan of black as the prominent color in a space. I know that it is sexy and dramatic but it just isn't my style. I came across this bedroom and surprisingly feel in love with the dark charcoal! The white bedding and ceiling really make this space one of my new favorites. I could do without the chair though...

(image via erin martin design)
Would you consider such a dark color for your bedroom?

33 comments:

Charlotte's Color Specialist said...

Hi Blair - It seems I've used black and browns so little these days. As far as room colors go for my own home, I still favor spicy cinnamon. That's as dark as I go. Pretty room though but you're right - I'd do without the chair.

Callie Grayson said...

Yes! Love this room!!!!!
My room is already grey, but not this dark. I would love to have it darker!!
xx
callie

renee said...

Black isn't usually my style either, but you are right.There is something about this room. It's gorgeous.

AppleTree said...

This room is gorgeous and black done right is so cool right now, I love it, but that being said, I also think it might date faster than other colors. But hey, it is only paint.

Sweet Southern Prep said...

I most likely wouldn't go this dark in my bedroom. But I do like it in this room here. I'm also with you, that chair needs to go. A fun color chair would definitely make this room pop!

Associate Girl said...

I inherited my mom's floral furniture from the 80's and I can't put it away. My dark gray dining room helps moderate it.

A Perfect Gray said...

I think with all the white it might work but you could always try a little lighter gray...

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

yes, I would if I had that high super high ceiling! we all know what happens if we use dark colors in small spaces. that white bedding is just divine.

Nienke at Revel said...

I WOULD go charcoal! I find this room so super stunning and the dark wall gets balanced out by the light bed, floor and ceiling.

And those 'wood slats' add texture which makes the room more cozy/rustic in a way.

Yeah, I pretty much adore this room....

Chrissy said...

Dark? why not? u can brighten it up w/cheery spot colors..even white brightens a dark color and draws the eye away from the main color.

autumn said...

absolutely.
charcoal, dark, lacquered navy, even black. why not?
it's just paint.
this room is beautiful, however, with the wood grain showing through the dark stain. just gorgeous.

Shauna said...

I love black/charcoal walls. But the chair reminds me of a giant spider....creepy looking.

Design Darling said...

i agree about the chair but i would definitely consider going this dark if i had such high ceilings and natural light. thanks for sharing!

Wahzat Gayle said...

Do like this look, but I couldn't live in it. I agree with you about the chair to me it doesn't do the room justice :)

Down and Out Chic said...

yes, definitely! i especially like the contrast of the ceiling against the walls. i'm thinking as long as everything else in the space stays light and neutral, dark charcoal is a great option.

Chantal {luxxury livving} said...

Yes I would, I personally like it with a hit of drama. I like this room as it has a nice balance of dark and white... that whay the dark wall doesn't over-power the room. Luv it!

The Zhush said...

Kinda digging it here... a lot!

bright lights, big cities said...

It's dark, but it has plenty of white and texture to really dig! love it!

simplesong said...

not something i would normally consider but if it looked this good i would!

Fuji Files said...

This room is so glorious but then that chair! Travesty.

I've gone charcoal in my living room and it made my little apt look deeper.

xx FujiFiles

Splendid Willow said...

I would! But gray is part of my Swedish DNA. I love it together with a lot of white. Floors, bedding, natural light etc.

Look at the lights against the wall. Cozy and sexy!

ox, Mon

Tiina said...

I would, I'm a fan of black!

// Tiina

Flick, said...

Yep, that chair is not the one is it? I am really liking that wall though, it's such a striking feature with it's stucture and colour. I think it appeals to me because the stacked wood gives it a slightly more rustic feel.
:) Flick

PS~Erin said...

We have a darkish bedroom. It reminds me of a stormy day. It's in need of a paint job, and I can't decide it I'm going to go dark again or brighten it up for a change. So much to be said for both options! This room you featured is stunning.

kate funk said...

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ampersandity said...

i think it looks so clean -- the contrasting colors. but yes, i would drop the chair hahaah

SPLENDEROSA said...

This room is lovely because it has such high ceilings & the feeling of lots of light. I once had a very dusty dark blue bedroom, in the evening it looked like the inside of a jewel box.

Sarah B. said...

yes, definitely.
i love ab chao's bedroom -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/abchao/3907228527/in/set-72157614761911158/

Blueprint Bliss said...

Such a statement... a little bold for me, but charcoal has been growing on me lately!

Catherine said...

Fab room. I'd use it for a spare room as it's nice to stay in a room that's different from your own. But I might find it hard to live with a bedroom on a day to day basis with that colour scheme.

Courtney said...

Yes, yes, Yes! This colour is gorgeous and i am actually in the process of figuring out which shade of Charcoal I'm going to paint our room (I've narrowed it down to 2)!

I'm pairing it with a lot of ivory (carpet and bedding) and our room gets a tonne of natural light during the day so I don't think it will be too overwhelming.

(I am not a fan of that chair, either. Ew).

KG Style said...

It's gorgeous! I actually did a very similar design. Get this -Moroccan inspired black walls and light pastels and white furniture. It was gorgeous! The clients favorite color was black - so I made it work!

mandyface said...

I could fo sho go for that bedspread. yum.