If you enjoy binge watching home design shows on HGTV, DIY Network, or Netflix, you may have noticed a hot new trend that’s turning heads — dark accent walls, black trim, and black cabinets! Quintessentially contemporary and oh so eye-catching, this dramatic interior design choice is a fun and affordable way to heat things up in the home this fall and winter. But while you love the look on television, it can be intimidating to make such a dramatic change in your own home. Here, we’ll show you how to take the plunge with a trendy dark wall color by taking inspiration from the pros.
It Takes Two: The Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott, know how to make a modern room feel warm and inviting on HGTV. By mixing vintage and contemporary home decor, they create a cohesive space that’s high on style. The dynamic duo are also known to tie rooms together with rich paint colors, usually a warm medium tone paired with a dark accent wall, as seen here. When in doubt, choose a neutral gray or beige in the center of the color swatch, and go a step or two deeper for your accent wall. Some paint manufacturers, such as Sherwin Williams, help you find the perfect palette online, with color families, digital swatches, and suggestions of similar colors from light to dark.
An Eye For Design: On the new Netflix Original Series, Queer Eye, design expert Bobby Berk (as part of the Fab Five) helps transform midwestern homes (and homeowners) badly in need of a makeover. His signature look for kitchens is striking, and features black cabinets, dark walls and black trim. Berk’s eye for design is helping to propel this current trend into the spotlight, and it’s not just for kitchens. You can recreate the look in your TV room, home office, and even your master bath.
Anything But Vanilla: If you’re a child of the 90’s, you know Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle) as a rapper. These days, he’s remodeling homes on DIY Network’s Vanilla Ice Project. This show is all about budget-friendly flips, and has even included Signature Vanilla Glaze cabinetry from The RTA Store! These white cabinets pop against dark walls, think jewel tones like sapphire blue or emerald Green. You could also opt for charcoal gray or even black paint, for a high-contrast look with big impact. Dark walls help to ground a contemporary style and serve as a backdrop for your beautiful cabinetry.
At The RTA Store we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (Ready To Assemble) and Pre-Assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen bathroom, laundry room, home office, bar room or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design tool!