Moody-Hued Rooms

When I was in interior design school, my teacher lovingly referred to rooms with overall moody palettes as “murdered-out” spaces.  It sounds pretty hardcore, and it is!  These rooms overwhelm you with their heavy color schemes but are not lacking in style and pizzaz if executed the right way.

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 9.06.57 PMRalph Lauren

How’s this for the ultimate in retro glam?  Glossy tiles everywhere, glossy door to continue the look on the outside, and tons of brass.  The icing on the cake is the dark green color splashed over every inch.  It keeps the wild in all the right places.

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 9.07.54 PMLuxe

We see a lot of white interiors being punctuated with black, but this is arguably a black interior punctuated with white!  I love the change of pace.  The crystal-clear arms on all of the light fixtures and of course the glass insert on the door are just the elements of negative space needed to make this foyer perfect!

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 9.08.50 PMMilk Magazine

This interior utilizes black paint to cover every bit of the walls and ceiling. Furniture is kept dark with bits and pieces of wood here and there.  This is a moody room through and through.  Natural light is your best friend in a room like this!

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 9.09.45 PMHouse Beautiful

A glossy blue hallways has just the right amount of visual interest in this home.  I love that the overall feel is moody because of the darker undertones in the blue that was chosen for this space.  A lighter or pale blue would have a much different vibe.

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 9.10.42 PMLuxe

The more traditional feel of this office is great — and all of the black just creates a really luxurious appeal.  Accessories and furniture are kept on the lighter side, while the black walls keep the space very grounded.  White ceiling for relief.

Screen Shot 2017-03-15 at 9.11.49 PMOriginal Source Unknown

This looks like cerused oak to me!  Crazy about that finish.  That light and bright trussed ceiling is the perfect design decision for an all-black office with an ornate decorative finish.  Your eyes need somewhere to rest!  Interest is kept alive with simple white paneling and jewelry for the ceiling.

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