Dark interiors were a trend at this year's Stockholm Furniture Fair, so we've chosen 10 popular rooms from Dezeen's Pinterest boards that swap white walls for moody hues.

The renewed interest in dark interiors may be driven by the political instability of the times. People are craving comfort and privacy in their homes, said the fair's Trends exhibition curator Lotta Agaton, who predicts that rich pigments will prevail over black and grey tones.

From the dusky Copenhague fine-dining restaurant to a darkened co-working space in Stockholm, here are 10 early adopters of the trend.


Maison du Danemark, France, by GamFratesi

A muted colour palette was chosen for Paris' House of Denmark on the Champs-Élysées by GamFratesi, who worked with Gubi to create custom furniture for the space.

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Herzog Bar & Restaurant München, Germany, by Build Inc Architects

Build Inc contrasted narrow brass strips with navy walls and chairs for this Munich restaurant, which is set inside one of the city's only protected modernist buildings.

Find out more about Herzog Bar & Restaurant ›


Alma creative space Stockholm by Tham & Videgård

Alma, Sweden, by Tham & Videgård

Greyish shades of green and blue feature in a new co-working space for Stockholm by Tham & Videgård, who used dark walls to bring a sombre mood to the light-filled eating communal area.

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The Garage, China, by Neri & Hu

Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu juxtaposed an industrial palette of metalwork and grey paintwork with walnut timber and brushed bronze elements for this car workshop and office in Beijing.

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Happy Valley apartment, Hong Kong, by Lim + Lu

This apartment serves as a home and showroom for Vincent Lim and Elaine Lu. The couple used rich colours, ceramic tiles and black-framed glass sliding doors to show off their signature style.

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LouLou Restaurant, Denmark, by Space Copenhagen

Space Copenhagen rejected a pared-back Scandinavian aesthetic for this Danish restaurant, instead choosing deep blue velvet seating and walls painted in soft, warm tones.

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The New Road Residence, UK, by Hostem

Fashion store Hostem used deep mustard and blue tones for this guesthouse, which also features bespoke cabinetry and accessories that guests can buy.

Find out more about The New Road Residence ›


SLACK European HQ by ODOS Architects

Slack European offices, Ireland, by ODOS Architects

Slack avoided the bright colours favoured by tech start-up companies for their Dublin offices by ODOS Architects, who created a winding layout and a dark colour palette of timber and greys.

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Clerkenwell Grind, UK, by Biasol

Design studio Biasol transformed a 19th-century warehouse in London's Clerkenwell into a restaurant and bar with deep Persian blue walls, brass lighting and pink velvet seating.

Find out more about Clerkenwell Grind ›


La Granja Ibiza, Spain, by Armin Fischer

Designer Armin Fischer overhauled an old stone farmhouse to create this members-only retreat, pairing dark walls with distressed burnt-wood furniture to create a rustic feel.

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