Top 5 Dark Bedrooms That Cue All the Drama

As the pendulum swing has brought bright colors and vibrant patterns to design, many are boldly considering dark tones. 

Your bedroom is the perfect place for sensuous colors to cocoon you. A dark hue—whether it's a chic obsidian backdrop, a daring inky blue lacquer treatment, or a sensual crimson wall—can convert any boudoir into a melancholy sanctuary you'll love coming home to.

Brooklyn-based Revamp Interior Design's Danielle Fennoy recommends dark bedroom colors. “Darker tones are gorgeous and possess natural healing properties,” she says.

Brown has been a significant trend this year. “We’re definitely seeing more and more brown in our lives—the Billy Baldwin variety—and it’s a real throwback,” Dallas interior designer Jean Liu told ELLE DECOR. 

BROWN WALL BEAUTY

Thanks to Adam Charlap Hyman and Andre Herrero of Charlap Hyman & Herrero, Phillipe Romano natural cork walls in this Miami Beach high-rise ensure a comfortable landing.

CORK WALL WARMTH

The main bedroom of this 1915 San Francisco Edwardian feels like a velvety cave with inky blue walls, an area rug, and floor-length black-out drapes. An elaborate Pierre Frey brown mohair channel-tufted headboard backs the handmade bed. 

RUST VELVET REVELRY

Ed Glenn of Powell & Glenn decorated this 19th-century Australian house's main bedroom with nature to evoke something primal. “There's this term in architecture called prospect-refuge,” Glenn says. 

TEAL HUE HIDEAWAY

Designer Melissa Lee had a simple brief to renovate a Long Island summer home. The spouse told Lee, “We want a place where we can nap anywhere.” Lee knew what to do. 

BOTANICAL WALLPAPER WONDERS

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