It’s a daring, dramatic interior design decision, and it can definitely pay off. But there’s a dark side to, well, going to the dark side: Deeper hues, while warm and cozy, can have the unwanted effect of making a room feel small or cave-like. They also heat up quickly in the sun — and that sunlight can cause fast fading. Plus, they’re pretty unforgiving when it comes to imperfections (meaning you’re going to see every lap mark and drywall chip) and can be difficult to touch up or paint over if you eventually decide you want to lighten up again.
Of course, there are plenty of positives to embracing bold hues in your home, and you shouldn’t let the negatives scare you away completely. It’s only paint, after all, so at the end of the day it’s a pretty low-risk move that you can always go back on. And there ways to prevent the problems listed above.