In any home, the dining room is a special space. It’s where families and friends gather to share meals and conversation. The colour scheme of your dining room can make a big difference to the vibe of your dining room, how easily people can relax in it, and how aesthetically pleasing it is in general.
But what dining room colour schemes should you consider? From bold and vibrant hues to more subdued and calming colours, there’s sure to be a scheme that fits your style.
Dining room colour schemes
Here are our favourite dining room colour schemes to help inspire your next decorating project.
White + Green
Looking for a serene and calming dining room design?
Consider using the colour white in your scheme. White can provide a clean backdrop that allows other colours to really pop, or it can be used on its own for a monochromatic look.
Green is a brilliant complementary colour to pair white with. There are many ways to do this. It could be a statement wall with strong emerald green, or even just green dining room chairs and a bit of biophilic design with a few plants. The advantage of the latter is the relative ease of mixing your decor up again.
The versatility and appeal of white in interior design never end.
Anthracite + White
If you are looking to make a bold statement in your dining room consider a darker colour such as anthracite as your base colour. This is a dark colour but not quite black giving it a slightly lighter feel as you’ll see in the image above.
Darker colours are a very confident choice that can be breathtaking when done right. Perhaps one to be reserved for the more adventurous decorators!
There are many ways to compliment a darker base colour. Contrasting with light colours will be the most popular way of using darker shades in your home. You could have lighter trim or even just use the darker tone on a single wall.
Natural wood also works well with darker walls. Especially when paired with some white elements too. Consider making your table or floor wooden to take advantage of this. Don’t pick too many different wood finishes though as it will begin to look mismatched.
If you are choosing to add a darker colour to your dining room you will want the space to have a lot of natural light coming in. A large window or set of bi-fold doors will offer plenty.
Grey + White
Bold colours are not always needed to inject personality into your dining room. You’ll often see in contemporary design that more neutral colours like white and grey are strongly featured. They are elegant and understated, and it works well with almost any other colour.
Also, it’s very easy to bring a burst of colour into your dining room with accessories, paintings, or furniture. This takes the focus away from the walls and towards the centre of the room.
From modern minimalism to traditional elegance, these are many ways to are sure to inspire your next dining room makeover.
Sage Walls + White Trim
Sage is an interesting colour for your dining room. It’s light enough to make your room feel spacious. This hue can be found in nature also giving your room a relaxing and inviting atmosphere. Ideal for a dining room.
This green also works well when used with lighter colours like white or cream. One way we would recommend trying this is to paint your walls sage and do your ceiling, windows, and trim white. Pair this with a natural wood table and chairs and you will have a stunning dining room.
The versatility of this shade allows it to work in a wide number of ways, from traditional to contemporary.
White + Dark Green
Dark green is rich and sophisticated, while white adds freshness and purity to the space. Together, these colours create a stylish and inviting dining room. This is one for those with an open plan living space and using the colours to separate the dining area from the rest of the room.
Of course, this can be done with any two colours as long as the contrast is high enough.
When it comes to dining room colour inspiration, light and beige tones are a popular choice. These colours create a warm and inviting space, perfect for entertaining guests.
Again, this colour scheme works well when paired with darker accessories and furniture. Bold statement walls are also a brilliant option.
If you want to keep your dining room feeling airy and light, opt for a pale beige. This shade will also help reflect light, making the space feel larger. To add a bit of warmth to the room, go for a mid-tone beige. This rich shade will make the space feel cosy and inviting. For a dramatic look, choose a dark beige. This deep hue will add depth and drama to your dining room.
Pick your Favourite Dining Room Colour Scheme
Choosing a dining room colour scheme is an enjoyable but often challenging task. Take your time to find the right colour for you.
With a little bit of planning and creativity, you can create a space that is both stylish and inviting. When choosing your colour try to keep in mind which colours complement each other, what colours are currently trending, and try to create a warm and welcoming vibe that all good dining rooms have.
Once you have chosen your paint for your dining room move on to top colour cards and sample pots first before committing to a large volume of paint. It’s best to see it on the wall and get a feel for it before painting everything. This also allows you to get several different colours at the same time.
There are many places you can find sample paint to try such as Tikkurila which sell high-quality paint and colour match to a wide range of paints, or even B&Q if you are looking for something a bit lower cost.
And if you are looking for another way to brighten your dining room consider using clever lighting, we have a few tips and tricks for that too.