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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Ways to Go Dark

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Trending on Remodelista: 5 Ways to Go Dark

November 1, 2019

Remodelista makes a compelling argument this week for going dark in your home—inside and out. The good news is that you can do it ways in big and small:

1. A Black Backsplash

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Above: You know what’s so great about this black backsplash? Not only did blogger Nina Holst of Stylizimo make it herself using hardware-store birch plywood that she stained black, but it’s easy to remove, a real advantage for commitment-phobes. See this and 14 other stylish examples in 15 Favorites: Black Kitchen Backsplashes.

2. Black Dinnerware

Sir and Star Restaurant in Northern California is brimming with inspiration for those who want to explore the dark side. Case in point: Who can resist these rustic black plates? See Steal This Look: A Moody West Marin Table Setting. Photography by Alexa Hotz for Remodelista.
Above: Sir and Star Restaurant in Northern California is brimming with inspiration for those who want to explore the dark side. Case in point: Who can resist these rustic black plates? See Steal This Look: A Moody West Marin Table Setting. Photography by Alexa Hotz for Remodelista.

3. A Mix of Dark and Light

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Above: Can’t decide if you’re more of a bright and airy person or a dark and moody soul? No need to choose a side. Explore both personalities and you may wind up with something extraordinary, like this dramatic dark-washed room that opens into a bright and serene bedroom. See Romance on the Rhine: the Newly Opened Purs Hotel, with Interiors by Axel Vervoordt.

4. A Dark Cocoon

Painting an entire room—ceilings and all—in a dark shade may result in never wanting to leave it. See Lundies House: A Historical Manse Converted Into a Hygge-Ready Scandi-Scot Guesthouse.
Above: Painting an entire room—ceilings and all—in a dark shade may result in never wanting to leave it. See Lundies House: A Historical Manse Converted Into a Hygge-Ready Scandi-Scot Guesthouse.

5. A Midnight Exterior

A crisp blue-black exterior in Cambridge, Massachusetts. See California in Cambridge: A Boston House Remodel By Barbara Bestor and Carter Design. Photograph by Laure Joliet.
Above: A crisp blue-black exterior in Cambridge, Massachusetts. See California in Cambridge: A Boston House Remodel By Barbara Bestor and Carter Design. Photograph by Laure Joliet.

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