15 Best Colors for Dining Rooms

Dining rooms, either a set-apart room or a pass-through space that opens to a kitchen or family room, need color schemes that suggest a mood, help set the space, build a style, and balance hues in neighboring rooms and hallways.

When picking tones for your dining room, look to cherished examples, neighboring spaces, shelter magazines, fabric design, and paint company websites for color mixture motivation. Consider what times of day you’ll be using the space and the ambiance you want to create. Think about the area of the space and if you require using color to visually expand or cozy up the room.

Most importantly, select a palette that adapts with details you won’t be substituting or refinishing, such as antique furnishings, dining area floors, tiled backsplashes, fireplace mantels, and built-in closets.

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Bright backdrop with a creamy tone-on-tone paint treatment. Neutral colors are always a classic as we can see on this dining room set by Boca do Lobo.

The white lacquered legs on Baker’s Tufted chairs keep the space light and airy, while the Malabar New Bamboo cotton upholstery adds a fearless splash of accent color. Lumiere chandelier in antiqued brass by Jean de Merry.

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This golden dining room set accented with metallic gold, make this dining room fit for royalty.

Modern pendant to illuminate this lofty dining room filled with dark grays and a fresh pop of green.

This enveloping blue, tint with green and black, sets off traditional white-painted crown creating and chair rail wonderfully. various furnishings in shades of linen and espresso brown help keep the modern shade from looking too stiff.

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Gray may be dull, but it can be warm or cool depending on its undertones. The color on the walls display here is tinged with brown, which is brought to the fore by the room’s other warm accents, counting rosy red furnishings.

Bright white trim cut up the field of blue, keeping it from submerge; the white also plays up the strong design details of the room, join dimension to space. The design of the curtain fabric picks up the paint colors, along with the coppery hue of the Poul Henningsen Artichoke pendant light and the Nickey Kehoechairs.

In this Florida house the dining room walls are painted mustard yellow because yellow goes so well with candlelight. Chairs are covered in Peruvian wedding blankets.  Shell chandeliers were custom made for the room.

The deep green on the walls in this Olso, Norway house by designer Nicolette Horn is a dramatic counterpoint to a dining table set with handblown glass from Carl Rotter Glassware, silver goblets, and tall green vases from William Yeoward Crystal.

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Designer Ann Pyne of McMillen Inc. chose a yellow palette for this Southampton, New York house’s dining room. A Marc Bankowsky cement roof installation from Maison Gerardhangs up a gold table by Philip and Kelvin Laverne.

A custom dark blue creates “moody drama” in the breakfast room of this upstate New York house by designer Charles O. Schwarz III. “When the candles in the Gustavian chandelier and mirrored sconces are sparkling, it’s absolutely magical,” Schwarz says.

Spicy Orange – This caramelized hue is a fabulous refresh for a common dining set but works fairly well with more contemporary, clean-lined pieces. creamy floors and lots of natural light help keep the high-octane hue from feeling too strong.

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A 1940s French candleholder and de  Gournay Plum Blossom wallpaper give the dining room designed by Hillary Thomas and Jeff Lincoln, a shimmery beauty. Thomas Pheasant dining chairs by Baker are incorporated in Kravet Versailles velvet and Lee Jofa Fiorentina Matelassé.

The cocooning color on these walls helps blend the varied golden tones throughout the room.

Pale blue and golden are a tried-and-true duo, but the dynamic changes when the blue is cranked up to a lively aqua that can take the stuffiness out of what is often a traditional space.

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