I'm fortunate in that I work with highly creative and intelligent clients, and these images bring to mind one of the projects I'm currently working on. In the client's study, we went dark - much to the horror of his light-loving wife. The entire room is now a charcoal grey with darker cornices and skirting boards and the result is a warm, atmospheric space that has, as it turns out, inspired his wife so, that she now wants one just like it - in a different colour. Watch this space.
The notion that small, dark spaces need a bright colour to wake them up is a dated one. Embrace the darkness of a space, don’t fight its inherent qualities.