We’re so ready for fall, and so are Instagram’s trendsetters—they’ve dubbed dark, inky accent walls the hottest trend for autumn. Want to get the look in your home? These tips make it easy to embrace a new season and make the look work for you.
Go Glossy à la @everydayinteriordesign
Echo the Rolling Stones and paint it black. We love how a glossy black paint on the upper walls and ceiling makes this modern dining room feel bigger—the shine helps the light reflect through the dark space.
Get the look with Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams
Say Hello to Heritage à la @studiomcgee
Want to add gravitas to an oft-used room, like this stately home office? Painting one wall a glossy hunter green feels historical-chic and yet still so fresh.
Get the look with Salamander by Benjamin Moore
Mix Moody with Metallics à la @avestyles
Let your pieces live up to their potential. Here, a teal accent wall provides a foundation that gives modern light fixtures and architectural furnishings alike their due—they pop against the rich hue.
Get the look with Nocturnal Sea by Dunn-Edwards
Make a Huge Statement à la @themakerista
Painting a room from top to bottom—even the trim—a glossy black may not be for the faint of heart, but the results are so worth it. We love the way the hue makes the room feel like something out of a gothic romance.
Get the look with Black Blue by Farrow & Ball
Introduce Natural Elements à la @ryansaghian
Marble is even more stunning when paired with forest-green cabinetry and an array of vintage art (don’t forget some flowers!).
This paint is a custom shade, but you can get a similar look with British Racing Green by Ralph Lauren Home
Choose Cozy Contrast à la @amymorrisinteriors
Why use so many hues when two will do? The contrast between the black angular ceiling and white paneled lower walls of this bedroom turn it into a cozy retreat.
Get the look with Off-Black by Farrow & Ball
Keep It Cool à la @katemarkerinteriors
Cool shades of blue + an industrial touch + a pop of gold to warm it up = a genius look for any home office (or living room or bedroom or…).
Get the look with Blue Note by Benjamin Moore
Balance It Out à la @ginny_macdonald
Afraid your room will be too cavernous with a dark wall color? You can still play around with the trend: Navy walls feel so much brighter when they’re framed with pearly white molding.
Get the look with Stiffkey Blue by Farrow & Ball
Create a Destination à la @sargibs
Light, airy hallways are gorgeous, of course, but it’s time to add a little perspective. A saturated hue at the end of a corridor, like the dusky blue shown here, draws visitors through and into the next room.
Get the look with Black Panther by Benjamin Moore
Change Up the Foundation à la @kellyalack
Dark walls are just as versatile as their lighter counterparts—see how both a sleek hide rug and a thickly piled Moroccan foundation fit seamlessly into this living space?
Get the look with Witching Hour by Benjamin Moore
Pair It with Pattern à la @ninamarienash
Gray walls and furnishings are dashing, not drab when coupled with printed pillows and foundations. A dose of cream adds brightness.
Get the look with Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore