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Dining Room Paint Colors

Mayuri Kulkarni Dec 12, 2018
Choosing the right paint colors for the dining room can seem to be a daunting task. But you need not worry, here are some useful guidelines on choosing dining room paint colors.
Every room of a house has different roles to play, both with respect to its usage and home d├ęcor. A living room is a place to welcome guests or watch TV, while a dining room is the place to have food with family and friends. A dining room should have a very cozy and warm environment so that you can have your food in a very comfortable manner.
The dining room furniture, accessories, and the colors used for painting the dining room walls, together decide the overall interior decoration of a dining room. Hence, you need to pay attention to all these aspects, whenever you are remodeling your home or shifting to a new place.
Colors play an important role in setting the mood. And therefore, you should choose paint colors that will create a comfortable atmosphere to dine. Here are some ideas and suggestions on choosing dining room paint colors.

Dining Room with Beige walls

Dining Room with Green Walls

Dining Room with Red Walls

Dining Room with Yellow Walls

Know the Size and Shape of the Room

The colors for a dining room should be decided depending on the size and shape of the dining room and also the furniture. Take a look at the texture and design of the upholstery in your dining room and choose colors that will meld well and complement other colors in the dining room.
Moreover, if the dining room is connected to some other room of your house, you also need to ensure that the colors of both the rooms do not clash and give an overall elegant look.

Deciding Upon the Color

Different colors serve different purposes, and hence, you need to choose those colors that will fulfill your requirements. Understand the color psychology as colors set the mood in the environment. Bright colors like red create a festive atmosphere in the dining room, while cool colors give a cozy and personal environment. 
So, first decide what type of atmosphere you want to create in your dining room. If you frequently dine with your guests, you can opt for bright colors, while cool colors make a great choice to dine with family and friends.

Dining Room Color Options

You have a myriad of options when it comes to choosing a dining room color. Depending on your requirements, choose the best color. Light green, peach, white, yellow, etc., are some of the most popular paint colors used.


Green is a cool color that aids digestion and creates an earthy atmosphere. It gives a natural and exotic look to the dining room. Go for different shades of green or a monochromatic color scheme to engender a welcoming and energetic ambiance.


Orange is considered as a color that increases hunger and also aids digestion. This may seem to be a bright color and hence, you can go for its lighter shades in peach.

Beige and brown

Beige and brown make perfect formal paint colors and create a peaceful and intimate atmosphere.


Yellow is a color that stimulates conversation, and hence, if you want to create a social atmosphere in your dining room, you can go for yellow.


Cream is one more color that creates a soothing mood in the dining room.


Red can be opted for if you want to create some festive atmosphere in your dining room. Moreover, red is believed to increase metabolic rate. But make sure you do not use the color excessively as it reflects too much of aggressive nature.

Colors to Avoid

There are few colors that you should avoid for painting your dining room. Colors like blue should be strictly avoided as it acts as appetite suppressant. Similarly, pink and shades of purple should not be used.

Some Dining Room Paint Colors Ideas

Note that wall paints are available in various textures, and each one of them gives different feel. So, after selecting your dining room color, select the type of paint you want to use. 
Paints with a satin finish give glossy feel and are very durable, while those with a matte finish do not reflect light. It is recommended that you consult a professional so that you can make the best choice of paint colors.