When it comes to picking out the perfect dining room paint color, look for a shade that sets the mood for the space. Not just any shade will do. You want an invigorating space that complements the vibe and gatherings that take place there.
If you’re going to be entertaining in it, it might as well be fun. Whether you want to go super bold, or just find a way to make neutral look less boring, we’ve rounded up several paint colors that are perfect for the walls of this special entertaining space.
Red promotes liveliness and social interaction, as well as keeping the mood cheerful and upbeat. It is also believed to increase appetite, which is why Spanish restaurants are huge fans of deep red. Maroons or wine red are great to create an elegant dining atmosphere.
Layering different shades of gray produces a fresh twist on a traditional look. When mixing and matching grays, be sure the undertones are consistent. Make sure your grays work together.
Orange will help keep you alert as you dine, and are often associated with stability, warmth, comfort and coziness. It’s great for creating an atmosphere of hospitality and general comfort for everyone, and helps in food digestion too.
Yellow promotes happiness, and happy people tend to eat better and digest their food more efficiently too. Yellow makes a room feel more spacious, and is associated with sunny and cheerful days. Pair muted yellow walls with white highlights and fresh flowers for the ultimate outdoors brought indoors.
It’s really important not to confuse turquoise with blue. Blue has been proven to decrease appetite and turn people away from food. Turquoise on the other hand, is a brilliant color associated with freedom and rest.
Green advocates freshness and people seem to always to attract to this color as it gives a sense of being close to nature. Green dining rooms also promote healthy eating. Pick a fresh shade of green that makes the room look bigger and brighter.
White walls create a museum-like feeling in homes where collections will take center stage. Custom covers for table and chair backs extend the white palette and enhance the room’s serene feeling.
Black walls create an environment that is glamorous, but still warm and inviting. To prevent the strong color from overpowering the space, you can choose to highlight the room’s architectural details and positioned a light-colored, textural carpet underfoot.
Beige sometimes gets a bad rap, but there’s no denying its appeal as a calming backdrop in a room. But when you use it to highlight a room’s original architecture and add pops of color in chairs, art, and rug, it feels fresh and modern.
Not many people know this, but colors can influence us in ways we’ve never dreamed of. In fact, the psychology of color is a legitimate scientific subject, and many academics acknowledge the power of color in influencing moods and emotions. You can bring this science into your home, particularly into the dining area, where colors can actually influence your appetite.