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| 17th March 2017

Pitch Dark - Embrace The Dark Side

There’s no doubt that it takes real courage to use dark colours inside the home. They aren’t for the faint hearted but when used well, they have the ability to completely transform a space. So take a deep breath, and embrace the dark side with the atmospheric, dramatic shades in our Pitch Dark palette.


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Our Pitch Dark palette is a mixture of deep moody shades that are equally at home in period homes, as they are in contemporary spaces. It comprises one of three palettes launched earlier this year as part of the Haymes Colour Forecast and has been warmly embraced by interior designers and home lovers alike.


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Create a sense of space

We’ve all heard the interior rule that if you want to make a space feel bigger, go for white. However, this is a common misconception. In some cases dark colours can give exactly the same impression as white, making a room seem larger, but in a different way. White reflects light, whereas dark colours absorb light to blur edges, giving an illusion of space that is cozy and glamourous. Dark tones can add a sense of depth and contrast to spaces, solving many interior dilemmas.


Create a sense of sanctuary

People sometimes shy away from using dark tones within their home, however when used well, they seem to absorb their surroundings, offering a sense of grounding, security and balance to the space. As much as white space provides rest, the hues of Pitch Dark embrace and act as a shield, and thus are a wonderful choice for those places we seek sanctuary, such as bedrooms and bathrooms.


Create a sense of drama

There’s no denying that the colours in Pitch Dark are transformative and dominating and add a new dynamic to a space. They add drama, sophistication, glamour and a sense of luxe. They look incredible when paired with dark timber, highlighting the richness of the wood, as well as reflective glass topped furniture. Add some greenery for an intimate, atmospheric and refined room.


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Create a neutral backdrop

It seems contradictory to suggest such an imposing palette of hues can work as neutrals. However, Pitch Dark tones highlight other features in a room such as high ceilings and provide definition of architecture. Dark hues make furniture, artwork and accessories pop.


Your home is your sanctuary, so be bold and make the move to the dark side.

If you’d like some expert advice in making a dramatic change to your home, our Colour Stylist Service is the perfect place to start.

To find your nearest Haymes Paint stockist please click here.

Styling by Ruth Welsby and photograpy by Martina Gemmola

Thanks to our suppliers, Clickon Furniture, CULT, Design Stuff, District, Globe West, Green Cathedral, House of Orange, Hub, Hunting for George, Lightly, Loom, Neutral Instinct, Open Room, Ross Didier, Sheets on the line, Southwood.