I have endured a week of feeling dark and moody. All I have yearned for is a dark, cosy corner in which I can curl up with a magazine or a good book and, of course, I’ve had no time to do either which is probably why I’m still moody. I did find time to satiate my mood by searching dark and moody spaces on pinterest. The images reminded me of something that Abigail Ahern wrote in her latest Journal. I quote; “Everything, I repeat, EVERYTHING, looks a billion times more expensive with inky walls as your back drop.” I’m not sure expensive is what I want to achieve but I do feel that dark colors make a space feel cosier and more comfortable.
Could I be the only one with this opinion? Too often I read about the beauty of rooms flooded with natural light. My reaction: I am very probably going to need my sunglasses inside and every blemish and dusty surface will be visible! White rooms remind me of hospitals and science laboratories where everything must be clean and sterile. This is not how I want my home to feel! Am I on my own? These images would make me think no….
A close friend asked me recently, “when I finally get my own place, can I have a black kitchen?” My answer: “of course, why not?” She says “apparently, its not the done thing….”
Back to Abigail Ahern who also mentions that anyone can create a beautiful home (she calls it a pad), it has very little to do with money and everything to do with confidence……Do you have to be courageous to use dark colors or do dark colors give you courage? Personally I dance far more courageously when the lights are dimmed and I most definitely feel more bad ass in dark clothing. Dare I mention the bedroom…? My friend is a professional singer and adores a night out on the town. I imagine her future kitchen would look similar to a sophisticated bar since this would hint at her personality and what she loves. So I guess the moral to my ranty rave is; a space needs personality and atmosphere to make me happy. A home should tell the story of who lives in it it as opposed to displaying what is fashionable, trendy or expensive.
I mean how beautiful are these kitchens? Plus I LIKE black and grey and inky blue. I lean toward saturated colors and shadows, I prefer the magic and mystery they add to a space, maybe I have a little vampire in me……