In my opinion, the best dining room colors for a modern home are simple neutral shades. If you want to bring in bolder colors or something to catch the eye, do it throughout artwork or dining room table decor. By using a subtle paint palette of white, tan and brown, these homeowners created the perfect backdrop to their impressive art collection. The dining room colors did not distract from their pottery or canvases and actually create a nice base for any time of meal they would want to serve. Plus, in my opinion, I much prefer to dine in a clean chic white space, than a room with a ton of garish color or design.
As an interior designer, so many of my clients, friends and family members ask me my opinions on the best dining room colors for their home. Of course paint colors is always a personal preference but there are a few that I think tend to blend well with a multitude of dining room ideas for widely varied styles. Many people have heard that red shades make you hungry or more attracted to food, this may be the case but I personally am not into that shade on my walls. Of course a neutral cream or tan shade like this room is always your best bet because it goes with any decor scheme, furniture, and dining room wall decor.
In my opinion, the best dining room colors are those that make you feel relaxed and that provide a nice base to any tablescape you like to use regularly. For example, I love decorating for each and every holiday and those decorations are always brought into the dining room table as well. For this reason, I chose neutral dining room paint colors in varying shades of grey because it would provide a nice backdrop to all of the different color schemes that my holiday decor brings. Not only that, but it looks fantastic with my normal everyday contemporary decor. Too often, I think that homeowners think very singularly about their dining room decor ideas and do not look at the big picture of the variety of events that they will use the space for.
I had been on the hunt for the best dining room colors to create a sort of garden party themed design. When I moved into our new home, I loved the idea of using fresh and feminine dining room decor featuring beautiful floral patterns and a soft pastel color palette in order to highlight our beautiful flower garden right outside the window. The gorgeous floral fabric that I used for our drapes was actually my inspiration piece, and I figured out my paint palette and the rest of the dining room wall decor ideas based on that piece. I pulled a classic moss green shade from the fabric and used it for the walls, which turned out perfect because it draws the eye to the greenery outside.
In my opinion, the best dining room colors are those that do not distract for your meal, your artwork or, in this case, a gorgeous view. When we were reviewing dining room color ideas with our client, they expressed that they really loved the soothing shades of the sky on a cloudy rainy day. We translated this as a room filled with beautiful soft shades of grey and white, that all blend together to create a very serene and monochromatic design. I love a grey dining room because it allows all the other decorative elements in the room shine, whether that be a great floral arrangement on the table, a delicious dessert, or a cool print on the wall. I encourage you to take a similar approach when selecting paint colors, and go with a theme that makes you feel good -- you certainly can't go wrong with that.
Although I have been enjoying the sleek contemporary look that our all white paint palette has given this space, I have been on the hunt for the best dining room colors to liven up the space a bit. Most modern dining room ideas that I have seen start with a foundation of a monochromatic white or grey palette. We tried out the all-white thing but I think that some of our beautiful architectural details like the wainscoting and crown molding are lost because the walls lack contrast. I would be fine with a subtle warm grey or taupe to coordinate with the wood floors and pop nicely against the white panelling. I am just not sure if this color palette would be too traditional in the modern dining room design that we want to achieve.