All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow
“Shadow”. It sounds so dark, exotic, sexy. It’s Benjamin Moore’s colour of the year. And it’s a good one.
Can I be tacky for a second? It’s like an aged grape. Hints of gray, notes of neutral. A smoky, warm aroma. Goes well paired with a “dark burgundy” dressed with a pale “porcelain”.
The muted shade honestly goes well with almost anything. I think a powder room completely enveloped in this shade would be dramatic and rich. While I am pretty much done with painting a feature wall (wallpaper and plaster finishes are much more inviting), I could imagine a staircase cove, or library.
This photo by Benjamin Moore displays it perfectly.
A slightly brighter tone of this colour, would be amazing as a velvet sofa. How luscious would you feel lounging on this?
Wallpaper, as I often suggest! One here, uses golds to offset the darker grape hues. It’s modern AND classic in design, and injects the colour without over-committing. The second wallpaper, a complimentary shade. Imagine using this one a wall, and shadow on the ceiling. Talk about an intense and dynamic paring!
Here’s a few style shots of shadow, along with perfect accents to work with it. I love the injection of the burgundy, and hotter pinks to create interest and, as we designers love to say, “pops of colour”.
I can’t wait to get the party started with this shade. Now…maybe I should find a few hors d’oeuvres to serve along with my wine…
Have a terrific day!