I shared our home office turned guest bedroom the other day, with a board and batten grid accent wall painted a moody green. I’m a big fan of “light and bright”, hence why 75% of my house is painted White Dove by Benjamin Moore, but I do love a good moody hue to add some drama!
A lot of people may be hesitant to use moody colors out of fear that it will make a space look too dark or gloomy. If combined with the right home accent pieces, a dark painted room can actually feel both moody and bright. Win Win! Our guest room accent wall is a dark green but the natural light fills the room and the other elements like the surrounding white walls and crisp white bedding balance the effect of the dark shade.
The other thing I love about moody colors is that they work with both modern and traditional styles to add interest and contrast to space. For example, a black or charcoal is common in modern spaces, while navys are signature in coastal style homes.
I did a good amount of research on tried and true moody hues before landing on Sherwin William’s Illusive green, and wanted to share some of our runner ups. If you’re not ready to fully commit to black, dark green and blues are great options. I played it safe with the lightest tone (Illusive green) but next time around I think I’ll be more bold 🙂 I’m loving Urbane Bronze, which is the 2021 Color of the year. Any of these options are sure to make a statement!