In this darkest time of the year, it’s tempting to want to hibernate. The holidays are over, New Year’s debris is swept away and Christmas trees are starting to dry up and wilt. So use this opportunity to make your home a warm, cozy place to indulge in some indoor reflection, with moody colors, rich fabrics and a bit of luxury.
We asked designers for their advice on incorporating our favorite winter shades — deep, dark indigo, navy and midnight blue — without getting too dreary. They spoke of dramatic blue-black lacquered walls, sensual velvets and elegant linen drapes. But they warned against going overboard: Go dark with paint or decor, not both, or your winter haven could start looking more like a cave.
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