While I am known for my penchant for 'white' interiors, I have recently been gravitating toward a darker colour palette in my work.
There is something decadently luxurious about a dark interior scheme; deep natural tones in charcoal, black, chocolate, and tobacco, teamed with deep oak joinery and other timber interior details.
It's a slightly more masculine look, that suggests the feeling of an old school gentlemans office or library. There are leather bound books, cut glass whiskey decanters and a collection of timber walking sticks.
As the following images suggest, using darker elements in a traditional scheme will not look dated or overly fussy; what we see, in fact, is a slightky contemporary edge.
By using a clever mix of beautiful fabrics, natural timbers, sophisticated colour schemes, and perfect accessories the look can be stunning, elegant, and utterly timeless.