Dining Room Color Schemes

Dining Room Color Schemes

Style-Enhancing Color Schemes Study dining rooms featuring your favorite style to help you develop an appropriate color scheme for your dining room. Pining for posh? Use slightly different shades of a midtone blue on walls and chair fabrics, add a bench or banquette upholstered in plush charcoal gray fabric, and incorporate shiny black lacquer furniture finishes and black-and-white artworks to fashion a luxurious and lively dining room. Fancying something French? Provencal-style fabrics provide a ready-made palette of cobalt blue, cherry reds, golden yellows, and burnished oranges that easily translate into country French dining rooms. Start with a patterned fabric, note the proportions of each color within the design, and repeat those proportions as you distribute color throughout the space. Want an even easier French translation? Take your color cue from a two-tone toile wallpaper or fabric. Thinking globally? Fuse spice-market hues, like cinnamon orange, saffron yellow, paprika red, and cardamom green with chocolate browns and bright turquoise to create a spirited dining room. Remember that coloring a dining room goes beyond painting walls, choosing upholstery fabrics, and hanging draperies. Lay down a complementary area rug. Move in a painted chest. Arrange chromatic crockery on shelves. Dress tabletops with linens that further your scheme and theme. Hang a black-framed mirror or wildly abstract artworks. Dress your chandelier in fabulous fabric shades to complete the floor-to-ceiling color show.
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Dining Room Color Schemes

When deciding on the best paint color for your dining room, let your entertaining style be your guide. No matter how often or formally a dining room is used, we still want it to have a special occasion attitude. The right color can serve up an elegant mood as well as a strong design statement. Find inspiration in Benjamin Moore’s Aura paints, formulated for deep, rich color that resists fading. previous next Designed for drama The dining room isn’t a space you settle into for long periods of time, so it’s an opportunity to use a strong color that is both elegant and dramatic. Rich, warm reds, corals, golds and silvery grays make great color choices; they work with lighting to coax your space to glow. Wall paint with soft sheens, such as eggshell, satin or semi-gloss, give walls more luster and depth. Keep in mind that a higher gloss level can add to the drama, but the proper prep work is important because a higher sheen will highlight imperfections. For a more modern look, highlight the right wall color with trim painted a gloss white. Find Your Inspiration Many elements can inspire you when it comes to your dining room, from the furniture that’s front and center, to the window treatments. This means the paint color you choose plays an important design role. For a pulled-together look, let wood tones or fabrics inspire a paint color choice. Be a Good Neighbor To create design flow in the main living areas of your home consider rooms that are adjacent to the dining room when picking a color. Though you don’t have to match the colors of the spaces exactly, your home may flow better visually if the colors relate. Pair warms with warms and cools with cools, and match existing room colors to Benjamin Moore paint swatches to find complementary colors.
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Dining Room Color Schemes

Dining rooms, whether a set-apart chamber or a pass-through area that opens to a kitchen or family room, require color schemes that advance a mood, help define the space, establish a style, and complement hues in neighboring rooms and hallways. When selecting colors for your dining room, look to cherished collections, adjacent spaces, shelter magazines, fabric patterns, and paint-manufacturer websites for color-combination inspiration. Consider what times of day you’ll be using the space and the ambiance you want to generate. Think about the size of the space and whether you need to use color to visually enlarge or cozy-up the room. Will you go monochromatic or use loads of vibrant colors? Most importantly, pick a palette that harmonizes with elements you won’t be replacing or refinishing, such as heirloom furnishings, dining area flooring, tiled backsplashes, fireplace mantels, and built-in cabinets.
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Dining Room Color Schemes

Get Dining Room Color Inspiration Use My Color Finder to choose the perfect paint colors, before you even pick up a paint brush. See what colors will look like on your walls, with just a few mouse clicks. Try My Color Finder. Find color scheme inspiration in the Decorating Gallery. Browse hundreds of dining room photos to find looks you’ll love. Browse dining room color ideas.
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Dining Room Color Schemes

Find the Perfect Color for Your Dining Room For holiday parties and intimate dinner parties, the right color combination enhances your dining room. Find Your Color Aura® Interior Paint It’s your home’s special-event room, and you want to show it off with pride. Pick a paint that combines rich, vibrant color with unprecedented durability. Learn More
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Dining Room Color Schemes

Dining Room Color Inspiration Gallery Whether you’re hosting a holiday dinner party or gathering around the table for a weeknight meal, the dining room is where people come together. It’s the spot in the home that encourages you to celebrate your signature style. From modern to traditional, get inspired by these stylish dining room color ideas.
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Dining Room Color Schemes

When deciding on the best paint color for your dining room, let your entertaining style be your guide. No matter how often or formally a dining room is used, we still want it to have a special occasion attitude. The right color can serve up an elegant mood as well as a strong design statement. Find inspiration in Benjamin Moore’s Aura paints, formulated for deep, rich color that resists fading.
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Dining Room Color Schemes

PreviousThe Best Paint Color Ideas for Your Living Room view gallery 24 Photos Stylish spaces in green, blue, yellow, and more. Get paint color ideas, color scheme inspiration, and more. Plus, our 60 favorite dining rooms and smart ideas for small dining rooms. More view gallery
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Go monochromatic with pops of color. If your wallpaper is made up of essentially one color or different hues of one color, consider fusing all elements of the room by choosing furnishings in the same color. To avoid it feeling overly overly monochromatic, incorporate one bold color through accessories, placed intermittingly throughout the room.
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Stylish spaces in green, blue, yellow, and more. Get paint color ideas, color scheme inspiration, and more. Plus, our 60 favorite dining rooms and smart ideas for small dining rooms.
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Stylish spaces in green, blue, yellow, and more. Get paint color ideas, color scheme inspiration, and more. Plus, our 60 favorite dining rooms and smart ideas for small dining rooms. More view gallery
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Designed for drama The dining room isn’t a space you settle into for long periods of time, so it’s an opportunity to use a strong color that is both elegant and dramatic. Rich, warm reds, corals, golds and silvery grays make great color choices; they work with lighting to coax your space to glow. Wall paint with soft sheens, such as eggshell, satin or semi-gloss, give walls more luster and depth. Keep in mind that a higher gloss level can add to the drama, but the proper prep work is important because a higher sheen will highlight imperfections. For a more modern look, highlight the right wall color with trim painted a gloss white.
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When selecting colors for your dining room, look to cherished collections, adjacent spaces, shelter magazines, fabric patterns, and paint-manufacturer websites for color-combination inspiration. Consider what times of day you’ll be using the space and the ambiance you want to generate. Think about the size of the space and whether you need to use color to visually enlarge or cozy-up the room. Will you go monochromatic or use loads of vibrant colors?
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Fancying something French? Provencal-style fabrics provide a ready-made palette of cobalt blue, cherry reds, golden yellows, and burnished oranges that easily translate into country French dining rooms. Start with a patterned fabric, note the proportions of each color within the design, and repeat those proportions as you distribute color throughout the space. Want an even easier French translation? Take your color cue from a two-tone toile wallpaper or fabric.
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Find Your Inspiration Many elements can inspire you when it comes to your dining room, from the furniture that’s front and center, to the window treatments. This means the paint color you choose plays an important design role. For a pulled-together look, let wood tones or fabrics inspire a paint color choice.
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The white headboard, paint and accessories add crispness and provide a welcome relief to the strong chartreuse accent wall. The prints in the bedding and throw pillows marry the two colors and buttery yellow adds some interest. Tip: When choosing a color scheme, select one dominant color, a secondary color and a third accent color. In this case, it’s chartreuse, white and yellow.
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Be a Good Neighbor To create design flow in the main living areas of your home consider rooms that are adjacent to the dining room when picking a color. Though you don’t have to match the colors of the spaces exactly, your home may flow better visually if the colors relate. Pair warms with warms and cools with cools, and match existing room colors to Benjamin Moore paint swatches to find complementary colors.