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Surprise! You Can Use Dark Colours in a Small Space — Here’s How

“Bright and airy” is probably the most overused term in home decor this century, but there’s no denying that light-coloured walls are beneficial to a small space. Still, they aren’t your only option when it comes to home design. No matter how big (or small) your space is, incorporating darker, more saturated hues into your home’s design is a sure way to add personality and bold character to the mix – when it’s done right. From using colour to make a room feel larger to the best paint finishes for more-pigmented colours, I’ve rounded up 18 stylish ways to showcase dark colours in your small-space design.

Brian McCourt is a contractor, design expert and co-host of HGTV Canada’s Backyard Builds.



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