01/21/2014 09:02 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

How To Go Minimal And Moody (Without Seeming Too Dark And Sparse)

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Is minimal and moody a look you're hoping to transition to as 2014 continues rolling on? Dark, matte, moody colors create interesting, sophisticated spaces, perfect for those who like bold rooms but don't want startling pops of color. It's the sort of color palette that leads to powerfully dramatic interiors.

Pair that with a minimal aesthetic, and you've got spaces that combine a heightened sensitivity to materials and textures partnered with unusual colors for a unique space. But how do you pull off a minimal and moody look without it looking, you know, too dark or incredibly sparse?

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