Home Tones: Nearly Black

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Somerset cottage sitting room with nearly black painted wallscredit

You’d be hard pressed to open an interiors magazine today without being presented with rooms bedecked in nearly black. It’s a recent favourite, especially in wall coverings. Farrow and Ball’s Railings must be the most famous deep grey paint colour on the market right now.

If you don’t wish to be that bold, you can test the waters by using it as an accent colour – in furniture, soft furnishings and lighting. It’s just the best colour for showing off brass, blond & chestnut coloured woods, yellows, lime green, blood red, teal and shades of white.

It works so well when hit by shafts of natural daylight and is quite magical by night too, lit softly by lamps or the flickering flames of real fires and candles.

All the photos that we’ve featured here prove that nearly black can work successfully in any room of the house. Go on, embrace the darkness! 🙂

Eclectic bedroom painted in Farrow & Ball 'Railings' eggshellcredit

Stone spiral staircase with red carpet and nearly black painted wallscredit

Nearly black fitted kitchen cabinets with contrasting lime green bar stoolscredit

Dark grey painted bathroom with large feature wire chandeliercredit

Nearly black painted sitting room with matching sofa and floor lampcredit

Study with floor, walls, cornice and bookcase painted in very dark greycredit

Cloakroom with nearly black painted and tiled walls and splash-back contrasting with white sanitary-warecredit