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Colors to use and avoid when decorating the dining room


Redecorating the dining room? Start with the foundational aspects of the space. Painting your walls and developing the right color scheme can help turn a dated room into a place that’s chic and inviting. If you have trouble navigating between certain hues, have no fear – we’ve created a list of colors to consider, as well as ones to avoid, while decorating your dining room.

Additionally, we recommend reaching out to a personal decorator from Decorating Den Interiors before getting started. He or she can help you make the best decision based on your personality and your vision for the space. There’s nothing worse than painting the room and then deciding that was just the wrong decision!

Consider these suggestions when deciding how to paint your dining room walls:

Truffle brown
If you’re working with a variety of wooden furniture in the dining room, This Old House recommends painting the walls in truffle brown to harmonize the space.

Neutral gray
A semi-deep shade of gray makes the perfect canvas for the room – you can decorate with vibrant accessories to create an abstract masterpiece out of the dining area. Gray remains the new neutral and the “in” backdrop color.

Soft yellow
Soft shades of yellow have a way of creating a warm and inviting living space. Paint your dining room walls in this hue for an elegant and welcoming touch.

Apple green
Crisp, soft green hints at subtle energy, bringing life to a once-dull room without going overboard.

Neutral gray allows you to decorate the space as you please, with complementary shades or bold hues.Neutral gray allows you to decorate the space as you please, with complementary shades or bold hues.

Now, consider the ones you should be avoiding as well:

Most shades of blue
According to Color Matters, shades of blue can suppress your appetite – which isn’t an ideal feeling to collect in the room that’s built for dining.

Pastel pink
Stay away from trending colors that grow outdated quickly to avoid having to repaint within a year. One of 2017’s trending wall colors is pastel pink, according to Elle Decor, so steer clear of it in the dining area – or any room, for that matter.

Orange popsicle
Think bright orange, like a popsicle or freshly-carved jack-o-lantern. Interior designer Heather Humphrey told House Beautiful that this shade tends to evoke the “wow” factor, but in an unappealing way.

Poppy red
Bright red shades are known as anger-inducing colors. Keep this shade far away from the space you’ll be hosting family and friend get-togethers.

Now that you have a selection of shades and hues to choose from, it’s time to get in touch with a Decorating Den Interiors design consultant. He or she will come to your home for a free consultation to assess your dining room and offer decorating insight and expertise based on your space. With this assistance, you can paint the walls perfectly and create the gathering space that you and your guests will love to spend time in.

Now’s the perfect time to make some renovations. Don’t hesitate to contact one of our amazing personal decorators today!