Vintage Green Style&Co mood board

Setting the scene with Vintage Green

At the London Design Festival in September I was really inspired by the amount of designers and exhibition stands that were focusing on dark green this year.

After looking in awe at some of the dramatic dark moody interiors on Instagram, I was really inspired to create a moody mood board and show you how you can style the ‘dark side’.  As with choosing any deep colour, it can be quite a brave decision and you will have to decide if it’s right for your home.

Small rooms?

Many Interior Designers will say that it’s ok to do dark walls in a small room, and the reality is, yes, you can.  But, only if you want the room to feel cosy and you don’t want, or need, a feeling of space.  Dark colours will definitely draw the walls in.  So you will need to decide on the feel and atmosphere that you want to create for the room.

However, if you have large rooms, deep colours may be the answer to creating a more cosy, homely feel.  Especially with the beautiful high ceilings and large windows that you find in Victorian and Edwardian properties.

The Walls

We are still seeing many Tropical and Botanical prints with wallpaper and fabrics and a fair few leopards creeping into the mix.  For my mood board, I have found a compromise, between the large leafy prints and the totally tropical.  This Balearic Palm wallpaper by Charlotte Jade combines botanical trends with dark inky hues in this lovely midnight teal design.  The colour pallet for this design gives it a real vintage elegance.

Charlotte Jade - Balearic Palm Wallpaper - Style&Co mood board

Charlotte Jade – Balearic Palm 

If you are loving dark Tropical prints here are other designs to inspire you from Angel&Boho, Woodchip&Magnolia and Timorous Beasties.

For even more tropical prints you can also check out our London Design Festival review