Color Combination Ideas For Your Dining Room Design
Not many rooms in your home can take a daring design, with bolder colors and designs, but given that a dining area is a place where you’ll typically spend segmented periods of time, we say go for it! Take some tips and tricks from these top interior designers, on how to combine different colors and ideas into your dining room design.
LIGHT NEUTRAL DINING ROOM
Heavenly is the only way to describe this Leyla Uluhanli dining room design. The ivory dining room benefits from the subtle layering of off-whites from bluish to creamy whites, resulting in a perfectly timeless and distinguished space that suits its formal styling and graceful wall paneling. Contemporary dining chairsand abstract artwork offer a less traditional sensibility which counters the simpler dining room color palettewith a sense of progression.
SILVER AND GOLD DINING ROOM
A clever mix of gold, silver, and white tones makes this Katharine Pooley-designed dining room color scheme the interior equivalent of a jewelry box filled with glistening precious metals and pearls. The use of white walls and moldings elevates the space beautifully, tying in the springtime beauty of the cherry blossom wallpaper and giving modernity to the decorative ceiling motifs. A delicate chandelier hangs overhead, offering an airy presence.
GREY AND GREEN DINING ROOM
In a landmark Victorian Italianate home, Australian designer Brendan Wong livens up a grey dining room color schemewith a shot of lustrous emerald green. But the color palette isn’t the only contrasting technique by the designer. Juxtaposing the traditional bones of the space, he adds modernity with iconic Atollo lamps in slick black, white high-gloss sideboards, and a contemporary mirror above a classic black marble fireplace.
GREEN AND NEUTRAL DINING ROOM
Dariel Studio uses a lush green and neutral dining room design in this ultra-modern riverside apartment. Offsetting the space’s sharp lines and contemporary shapes, the color palette creates an unusually welcoming and homely vibe in such a modern space.
CONTRASTING COLOUR PALETTE
When done incorrectly, contrasting dining room color palettes can be a little overwhelming but, when done well, with carefully chosen color pairings, suitable ratios, and lots of neutrals to break up the color intensity, their colors invigorate each other.
We love to see designers using warm and cool tones together in modern ways. In this dining room design, a saturated grey wallpaper is offset by golden brass tones and balanced with pale blush drapes and neutral upholstery. Textures are subtle but the rippled glass panes of the unique chandelier and the visually textured rug and Hermes-patterned roman shades add just enough.
TURQUOISE AND ORANGE DINING ROOM
Some of the most unique dining room designs are found in the world’s luxurious hotel restaurants. The burnt orange and turquoise contrast in the Langham Ningbo’s Ming Court proves that contrasting color palettes can be elegant, the fireplace’s patinated metallic finish standing in contrast to the delicate turquoise hand-painted wallpaper. Monochrome chairs inspired by the ancient klismos prevents the look from becoming too lively, thus maintaining its refined atmosphere.
GREY AND PINK DINING ROOM
Again, the Langham displays its prowess in the form of the pearl blush and grey-white dining room color scheme at its Sydney hotel’s Bistro Remy. Both on-trend and brilliantly enduring, the unexpected pink addition is nothing short of masterful. The bistro’s designers understood the importance of creating a fresh dining room design but using unconventional accent colors in areas that can be changed easily over time – the chairs can be switched out or reupholstered when needed. Using a warm wood table topped with a clean white stone provides a stylish compromise – it adds warmth to the grey-hued space and remains in keeping with the dining room design’s overall style.
MONOCHROME DINING ROOM
Monochrome never goes out of style and, as this smart dining room color palette of charcoal, white, black, and silver proves, it’s one of the best choices for a sophisticated and subtly layered palette. New York interior designer Jennifer Post works double duty in this dining room design with two, almost identical dining arrangements. Bronze-based dining tables with a blackened patina by Jiun Ho anchor each surrounded by cut-out back chairs and topped with Sciolari-inspired chandeliers.
NEUTRAL AND BLUE DINING ROOM
Neutral and blue rooms have proven themselves a favorite of London homes for many years because of their timeless, unisex, and calming nature. Channeling the city’s favored color palette, the dining room design of Oliver Burns’ Beau House project has dining chairs upholstered in a smart patchwork of satiny blue tones matched with a soft brown sycamore wood and walnut hued drapes. The result is mature and sophisticated – perfect for a bachelor pad or townhouse.
PURPLE DINING ROOM
Rich layered purples transform this Taylor Howesdining room color scheme into a decadent space fit for a sumptuous feast.