9 Rooms to Inspire You to Be Dramatic with Moody Hues This Year

Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck, Design by Vernich Interiors

Text by Hannah Jones

The 2020 trend forecast is in, and bold style is here to stay. With the resurgence of wallpaper and bright colors, moody, dramatic hues have followed suit. Navy blue, emerald green, deep violet—the possibilities are endless and always bold. Whether you want to start with a few throw pillows or you’re ready to pull out the paint brush, below you’ll find inspiration to bring a little bit of moody color to your home this year.

Going Green

Photography by Jessica Brigham

Hunter-green cabinets are a standout feature in this kitchen. With plenty of natural light and white all around, the color shines without bringing the room down.

Sophisticated Drama

Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck, Design by Vernich Interiors

This elegant sitting room features a navy textured wallpaper accented with royal blue and leather, a dramatic combination that sets the scene for the space.

Here and There

Photography by Shayna Fontana, Styling by Ashley Maddox, Design by Abbe Fenimore

Bringing in moody hues doesn’t mean your whole space has to be dramatic. Here, touches of dark blue are enough to ground this all-white space without being too dark or competing with the other colors in the space.

Splashes of Blue

Photography by Laura Negri Childers, Design by Whitney Durham

Accented with coral and tied together with a colorful painting, the dark blue paneling in this sunroom adds plenty of visual drama to the space.

Back in Black

Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele

What’s more dramatic than all black? Nothing. Incorporating a multitude of textures, this stately kitchen commands your attention.

Pops of Pink

Photography by Sara Davis

Blogger Sara Davis was taking a risk when she painted her living room a stark navy, but thanks to plenty of natural light and gorgeous pops of pink, it totally paid off.

Small Hints

Photography by Alyssa Rosenheck, Design by Vernich Interiors

Not ready to commit to paint? This designer kept her walls and most major furniture neutral but added pops of emerald and navy through pillows, the rug, and a tufted ottoman.


Photography by Lucy Akins

Blogger Lucy Akins embraced this moody navy and painted the entire wall and shelving unit in the hue while keeping her furniture neutral.

Traditional Style

Photography by Federica Asack

Moody colors aren’t only present in eclectic, daredevil design. This traditional room is perfectly fit for a gorgeous pop of blue.

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