Posted 21.12.18

The Dark Side

There’s no need to be afraid of the dark. Velvety hues of indigo, mulberry, charcoal and olive will create a sophisticated look with decadent depth.

It’s time to turn to the dark side...

Dark Velvet Sofas

Sofa: Holly Chaise End Left in Family Friendly Soft Velvet - African Sapphire. Cushion: Midnight Garden - Rose


Precious Jewels

Dark doesn’t mean dingy layers of grey and black. Instead, opt for luxurious jewel tones such as sapphire, amethyst and emerald. These dramatic, colour-rich hues will make your lounge feel warm and welcoming. Mixing dark colours will help to make each one pop, and if you’re brave, why not add some pattern such as our gorgeous Midnight Garden cushion.

Dark Velvet Swatches

From left to right: Velvet Touch – Midnight Indigo, Velvet Touch – Frosted Grape, Family Friendly Cotton Touch – Cherry Pie, Family Friendly Soft Velvet – Grey Jasper, Family Friendly Soft Velvet – Ocean Emerald

Velvet is an obvious choice, with its gorgeous texture and rich colour. If you're concerned about keeping a velvet sofa looking as good as new, our range of wipe-clean Family Friendly Soft Velvet could be the perfect choice

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Dark Inspiration

Green Velvet Sofa

Briony 2.5 Seater Pillow Back in Velvet Touch – Woodland Moss

Winter Olive

Rich olive green looks stunning against a backdrop of dark aubergine. If you want to lighten the look, why not add statement pieces of copper such as lighting or vases.

Green Velvet Sofa

Phoebe 3 Seater in Velvet Touch – Frosted Grape

Midnight Berry

Mix deep berry tones with Midnight blue for a dramatic yet relaxing look. Keep the dark theme going with furniture in Walnut and accessories in luxurious black marble.


Finish the Look

Like the idea of dark décor, but not sure how to accessorise? Choose pieces from the dramatic, jewel-toned palette or opt for burnished inspired metallics. Dark florals are a massive trend this season – introduce them in the form of a vintage style print or a huge bouquet of faux flowers. Finish the look with something a little bit quirky – we love this Victorian-inspired cabbage dish and these brass monkey candle holders.

Accessorising Dark Sofas