Twelve beautiful moody paint colors to add warmth to your space.
If you’ve been contemplating adding some warmer tones to your walls and are hesitating to take the plunge, this is for you!
The older I get, the more I appreciate a dark paint color…either on an accent wall or throughout a whole room. These darker, warmer tones have become a bit trendy over the past few years, but I’ve been drawn to these moody spaces for a long time.
I’ve gathered ten of the loveliest cozy paint colors to share with you today! Hopefully they provide some inspiration to try a darker tone in your own home.
The Green Paint Colors
Ahhh…the greens! A color I’ve fallen more in love with recently. You can change the vibe of a room so easily just by the shade of green you pick.
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It sounds like she had the hardware store add a bit a black to make it a little darker, so head over to her blog for the exact paint formula!
I love the more subdued, dusty undertone of that green color!
Over the past few years I’ve started incorporating more of the moody green colors into our home as well.
It looks great against this dark gray, but would also be a lovely contrast against lighter, neutral walls.
I later used it to paint a freestanding bookcase for our living room. I love both of these green tones!
The Blue Paint Colors
Oh how I love the blues! I’ve been drawn to blue accents in our home for years, but it wasn’t until the past five years or so that I’ve gotten the guts to paint walls dark blue.
I’ve noticed lately that I really love when the color of the walls is carried through to the ceiling and trim. I want to do that more in our rooms with some of these darker paint colors.
I always use a satin for the walls and a semi-gloss sheen for trim or molding.
It looks like she painted her doors this pretty color too! If you’re nervous about adding a dark color in your house, an accent wall like this is a great way to test the waters.
You can’t go wrong adding molding to a deep, moody wall! It adds a custom touch that elevates the whole space.
This blue is my all time favorite dark wall color — I love it!!
The Gray and Black Colors
Yes, gray has been a bit overdone over the past ten years or so. A lighter gray on cabinets, walls and floors can tend to wash out the space.
But a deeper gray feels SO cozy and comforting — it’s one of my favorite colors to use, especially in rooms where we spend time sleeping or relaxing.
Our bedroom has a lot of natural light, so it’s easy to brighten up this room when we want to.
Would you paint a room all black? Black paint colors have become very trendy recently, especially on home exteriors!
The look is definitely growing on me, but I think I’d start with a small room, perhaps a bathroom?
Honorable moody mention: Pink?!
Yes…even pink can feel moody and cozy. I would’ve never considered this a calming, comforting color until I saw this room!
I’m really drawn to this beautiful color — it feels so calming to me.
Before you go dark on your walls!
Consider a few things before going to the dark side. 🙂
- It’s a myth that a dark wall color will make a room feel smaller. It depends on the room and the amount of natural light it gets. Dark colors recede and can sometimes make a smaller room feel more spacious!
- When shopping for your dark paint color, be sure to get paint samples to test in the room first. You can also get peel and stick samples that are easy to move around on the walls.
- Start with an accent wall if the moody look makes you nervous. A dark accent wall can make a room feel bigger!
- Using dark paint on bookcases or built ins is another great way of adding moody hues to your home.
- Bright white outlet covers are jarring against dark walls — these paintable outlet covers install in seconds and don’t require any rewiring!