What Color Should I Paint My Dining Room?

What color should you paint your dining room? I know most people gravitate or consider a red dining room for some reason but look at all the other choices you have!

The dining room is the one space in the home where you can get a little creative when it comes to color. You can go a little darker, bolder or just try a color that you normally won’t have thought of. Why? Because most dining rooms don’t get used on a daily basis so it seems like it a room where you can add a unique color for those special occasions.

I love playing with the Paint Color Visualizer from Sherwin Williams.  I probably spend a little too much time there just painting up rooms but it’s so much fun and a really great way to sample a color for you space.

Here are few colors I painted for a dining room for you to consider. They aren’t anything too crazy but certain colors that should be considered.

Sherwin William's Color Visualizer

Bracing Blue SW 6242

Blue is a very popular choice for the dining since most people are just in love with the hue. I find that my clients gravitate toward this blue or go right to navy. This is probably my #1 choice for a dining room color.


Midnight SW 6264

Dark brown is an exotic choice for a dining room and it looks stunning with white trim. See how the are rug really ties in with the wall color? Keep an eye out for that.



Green is another popular color choice but not as much as blue. Hues similar to this go well with most decor which makes it a safe choice for the dining room.


Harvester SW 6373

Gold. Not a very good choice at all. So many people are eliminating  gold from their home. It’s just too much yellow to have in a room especially if you have “yellow” floors such as oak or maple. However, gold looks really pretty if you have black furniture. Again, look how nicely it ties in with the area rug.


Latte SW 6108

A neutral is a good choice if you don’t have any furniture yet or have very colorful decor. Keeping the wall very basic is just a smart choice when you have most of your colors coming from your accessories.


And of course we have the ever so popular red dining room. People just love red dining rooms! Are they pretty? Yes. Is it difficult to tie in red with the rest of your home? Perhaps. I just don’t like getting blasted with such a strong hue when I first enter a home. I like strong, unique color but coming from Long Island, I still can’t get the Amityville Horror out of my mind when I see red rooms. Spoiled for life!

About Donna Frasca

I am an energy that has found a new vibration and frequency. Through many years of writing, learning, and experiencing, I've found comfort in trusting in myself and in Spirit.
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9 Responses to What Color Should I Paint My Dining Room?

  1. Yay for brown dining rooms!

  2. Mt favorites are The Bracing Blue, Midnight and Shagreen..so lovely!

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