Light or Dark? 7 Homes That Prove Both are Equally Stylish
If you’re not one for popping shades in all colours of the rainbow, going neutral is always a safe and timeless choice! Question is, would you like it light... or dark?
While there will always be two camps favouring one over the other, we'll admit - we're not here to help you make that decision! Instead, these 7 incredible light and dark spaces are proof that whatever your choice - both themes are equally stylish:
Interior Designer: Pocket Square
Just as dark décor does not “have” to follow a predetermined path (of being serious or moody); a light interior doesn’t have to be brazen or exhausting either.
This charming, minimalistic condo features neutral toned furniture and natural elements set against bright white walls. In effect, this design choice creates a pristine but still comforting look.
And instead of full-on drapery, the atmosphere appears breezier with white sheer drapes and blinds.
Dark: Palmiera Kinrara, Puchong
Interior Designer: The Roof Studio
Going dark doesn’t mean going dreary and this modern-contemporary landed proves it perfectly!
Contrasting between deep grey tones that play off white and black schemes amidst soft lighting, results in balanced, calm and sophisticated style.
A touch of gloss and reflective pieces (mirrors and fittings) uplifts the energy and brings the overall décor to life!
Light: Verticas Residensi
Interior Designer: Gusto Design & Build
Modern homes are often both light and dark – but opting for more light instead of dark makes for dainty décor.
This is rather contrasting to the often austere or serious appearance that marks modern décor.
In this modern home, you’ll see that the interiors appear relaxed but still impeccably designed. And it’s all thanks to clean lines, neutral tones (lots of grey-brown chromatics), and white features that draw and hold one’s attention.
Dark: Akira Sierra
Interior Designer: M Innovative Builders
Natural tones and dark stylings often go hand-in-hand! It gives rustic looks a more urbane and cultured wash.
We love how these 'dark’ interiors mesh with bold colours like mustard and spots of wine-red to lend a lively element to the design.
Darker tones also seem to be a complementary fit for larger spaces as heavy, dusky furniture seamlessly fills the void.
Light: Setia Ecoglades
Interior Designer: Latitude Design
If you are looking to create a home that stands out for its timelessness, be inspired by these interiors that shine with vintage courage.
With cream chesterfield button backs and white marble walls, the old-school charm in this home never runs out.
More vintage elements like a white French-country kitchen and grand drapery contribute to its ageless appeal.
Dark: TWY Duplex Showunit
Interior Designer: X Dimension Design
If you’re a fan of industrial décor and darker interiors, this home will be one for the (design) books!
With a dark staple i.e. deep ash-grey applied to furnishing, fittings, drapes and rugs – you’ll see a unified appearance that ties the décor effortlessly.
In addition, rustic colours and elements like ochre and natural wood generate cosy, peaceful vibes.
Light: Bandar Ainsdale
Interior Designer: SQFT Space Design Management
What you may not realise is that since Scandinavian homes are generally more petite, white or light colours are a natural choice, for its ability to expand smaller spaces.
Here we see how an elfin room appears much more expansive than it actually is. Light walls and floors create a ‘continuous’ appearance that widens the room and contrasting deep grey elements balance out the light. This scheme continues down in the rest of the house, with a predominantly pale scheme and pops of black to create a sense of structure that's equal parts light and ethereal.
Light and airy; dark and dramatic - the choice is yours.
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