I really gravitate more toward light and airy rooms, especially when it comes to houses near the beach. But then I saw this bedroom in a house in Nantucket with dark brown walls that still managed to be light and feminine, and I was surprised by how much I liked it!
The same house has this navy-blue dining room, so the owners are clearly not afraid of dark colors. Here's the room from a different angle that shows the fireplace:
What do you think? Do you like it? Could you live with rooms this dark? To see the rest, visit designer Tom Scheerer's website. This house is part of his portfolio.
P.S. Check out Nicolas Cage's Garden District Mansion in New Orleans on my other blog today.