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October Color of the Month: Deep Mystery (DE5923)

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Fall is truly in the air a crisp chill, falling leaves, and pumpkins abound. The season of spooky, scary, and dare we say...mysterious happenings is officially upon us. This October’s Color of the Month is the therefore the aptly named Deep Mystery (DE5923). There’s more than meets the eye when it comes to this enigmatic, dark blue-grey paint color with violet undertones. Plus, it’s no secret that deep, dark moody hues are all the rage in 2021.


Such a dramatic color contrasts nicely against airy shades of white and cream, while also serving up an equally enchanting quality when paired with luxe, jewel tones. Like the night sky after a raging thunderstorm, Deep Mystery is the perfect shade to accompany a moody fall season and beyond by adding a sleek, sophisticated vibe to any room.

Luxe Hue For A Sophisticated Space
When it comes to designing, October’s Color of the Month, Deep Mystery, lends itself to a number of design schemes. Try layering in different grays and whites for a crisp, monochromatic look. Or, with a wink to spooky Salem of long ago, use Deep Mystery to embrace the high contrast and shadows of design trends like Cottagecore and Grandmillennial to create your own homespun space.


Pair with furniture and textiles in rich jewel tones like ochre or mustard yellows, lapis purples, and ruby reds. Or perhaps you might even take a bucket of this deep gray-blue paint to an office or study for an instantly magical and rich makeover. Get inspiration from Annette Vartanian of A Vintage Splendor who similarly took a Dunn-Edwards deep blue to her home office nook, creating a must-have moody space.


Depending on the types of accents and textiles you choose, this October Color of the Month can be used to cultivate either a feminine or masculine aesthetic. For example, as showcased above, a more romantic, playful sensibility is achieved withh dark magenta and cranberry colored accents.

If you need some help figuring out the perfect colors to pair with this Deep Mystery, our Dunn-Edwards October Color of the Month, a more neutral combination may be a great place to start. Try the peachy toned white of Sparkling Cider (DEW321) as a trim color and the warm khaki hues of Terracotta Sand (DE6136) as an accent.

Curious to learn more about how to use with dark paint colors? Try our top tips on how to design with browns.