These Are the Best Paint Colors for Dark Spaces, According to Interior Designers

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It can be a struggle to find the right paint for a room, much less one with limited-to-no natural light. While it’s tempting to try and brighten things up with a pale neutral, the consensus among interior designers? If you can’t beat them, join them. “Contrary to popular belief, pale colors will not enhance a dark space,” states Amy Kummer of Amy Kummer Interiors in Houston, Texas. “They will only accentuate the shadows in the dark room and make the space feel dull. It’s better to embrace the moodiness and inject personality with a deep, dramatic color.” To help you with your search, we tapped interior designers across the South for the paint colors they’ve used and swear by for dark spaces:

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