Plunge into Black
The trend for dark seductive walls is a classic. It’s great to use matt black paint or black textured wall-coverings for an intimate atmosphere, such as the dining room, Entrance Hall or your Snug. It gives elegance to any design, period or contemporary, and is a perfect background for displaying art.
Keep the woodwork and ceiling in a strong white, for a sharp contrast, and floors in a neutral palette. Use mirrors, chrome or gilt to bounce light and then accent with rich woods, tan leathers and animal prints to give a feeling of warmth.