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The Best Dining Room Paint Colors

By Soraia Martins August 30, 2021, 2:39 pm

Color can make or break the style and overall atmosphere of a dining room. Though dining rooms have attained a different prominence in recent years and are not used as often as in olden times, they are still an essential room in many households, which is why choosing the best shade of paint is the ultimate perk-up you can offer your dining room.

With more and more time spent at home, renovations and DIY projects are on the rise, so follow us on this color journey, whether you are looking for inspiration or just browsing to see what is out there.

Small Dining Room Paint Colors

Dark Marine Blue

Dark blue wall with dining table and golden accents Source:

Beazy at Unsplash

This dark marine blue gives this small dining room a romantic yet contemporary feel. Cool and darker colors often make rooms feel bigger, and some golden accents contrast perfectly with the overall darker hues of the walls and the wooden table.

Light Salmon

Light salmon walls in bright room Source:

Charlota Blunarova at Unsplash

For smaller dining rooms, a washed-out, light salmon can also bring extra brightness to the space. There is a kind of magical quality that gives this corner a serene atmosphere that is perfect for enjoying your meals with the sunlight coming in.

Cool Gray

Light gray walls and blue curtains Source:

Spacejoy at Unsplash

By making use of deep blue curtains, dark gray rug, and golden accents, this small dining room looks riveting with the walls painted in a cool gray. Elegant and sophisticated, this shade gives it a modern look and feel.

Accent Wall Paint Colors

Dusty Beige

Beige walls and golden chandelier Source:

KatarzynaBialasiewicz at Canva Photo

Accent walls are alive and well in the interior design world, as they give any room a textured style that stands the test of time. This modern dining room shows off a dusty beige accent wall that looks both refined and unpretentious.

Murky Gray

Gray accent wall with dark chairs Source:

KatarzynaBialasiewicz at Unsplash

Golden accents sit comfortably in this dining room painted with a gorgeous, murky gray on its beautiful accent wall. A sophisticated hue also brings out the varnished finish of the wooden floors.

Light Silvery Blue

Blue sofa and wood panel on a light blue wall Source:

Max Vakhtbovych at Pexels

A clever approach to an otherwise plain dining room can be adding an upright wooden panel that simultaneously contrasts and glues the whole room together. Add it to this light silvery blue wall, and everything seems to make sense now.

Neutral Dining Room Paint Colors

Silky White

All white and bright dining room Source:

gyro at Canva Photo

Timeless and uncomplicated, this dining room knows how to make the best out of the sunlight coming in. The silky white color paired up with a neutral tone of wood keeps it light and dreamy.

Walking On Eggshells

Elegant dining room with wood furniture Source:

nastazia at Canva Photo

This elegant and modern dining room would not be complete without the smoothness of those eggshell walls. The color is barely there, almost translucent, giving the room a contemporary feel like no other.

Almond Cream

Neutral walls and dining table with painting on the wall Source:

Tatiana at Pexels

This almond cream tone brings a warm depth and complexity to this neutral dining room. The painting on the velvety wall completes the scenery in a highly serene way.

Dining Room Chair Rail Paint Colors

Fresh Aqua

Dining room with aqua walls and white wainscot Source:

irina88w at Canva Photo

A classic ornament in many dining rooms, a chair rail — in many cases, placed together with wainscot — gives the room a sense of depth. With fresh aqua walls, this dining room looks bright and wholesome. This color has a rich blue base with soft green undertones, carrying a therapeutic feel within.

Mandarin Dream

Peach orange walls and dining table Source:

ucpage at Canva Photo

Leave it to orange shades to give a dining room a spectacular mood. This mandarin hue is one of those colors that is both bold and calming, leaving space for the chair rail, wainscot, and trims to stand out.

Hazelnut Vision

Dining table with dark wood chairs Source:

Curtis Adams at Pexels

This dining room resorts to hazelnut walls and an aqua ceiling that results in an almost Fall-like combination. The crisp chair rail and ceiling trims do a great job keeping the two contrasting colors alive.

Paint Colors for Dark Furniture in your Dining Room

The Sands of Time

Bright dining room with dark furniture Source:

hikesterson at Canva Photo

Dark furniture often means premium quality wood embedded in timeless pieces of furniture. Though it can seem harder to create a sophisticated dining room with such traits, this image shows us how perfectly darker wooden pieces pair with more sandy and neutral tones on the walls, ceiling, and rug.

Pale Yellow

Pale yellow walls wood table Source:

Curtis Adams at Pexels

The rich brown tones of the wooden furniture match with the pale yellow of this dining room wall, giving the room a warm, charming background color that makes us feel welcome and cozy. Lighter and warmer shades of paint on the walls let the darker tones of the furniture stand out, especially with oak pieces.

Charcoal Black

Black wall with vintage mirrors Source:

Mister Mister at Pexels

Dark furniture can also mean dark walls. This gorgeous, elegant dining room falls back on charcoal black to cover its walls without it being overpowering in color.

Farmhouse Dining Room Paint Colors

Off-White Grace

White walls dining table and gray bench Source:

hikesterson at Canva Photo

This elegant dining room gives off a luxurious farmhouse look and feel, where dark grays and wooden accents live harmoniously with glossy, off-white walls. The perfect scenery for a family meal in the countryside.

Shadowy Peach

Peach walls in luxurious dining room Source:

hikesterson at Canva Photo

This gorgeous dining room uses different orange and salmon tones to bring out a kind of understated sophistication. However, the shadowy peach on the walls ties the room together and gives it a modern and everlasting feel.

Muted Green

Pale green walls and dining table Source:

EpicStockMedia at Canva Photo

There is nothing like a smooth and sleek muted green color to bring out the best in a dining room. This farmhouse-inspired space has plenty of light coming in, matching the grayish undertones and the white trims.


Keep in mind that color is one of the easiest, most straightforward ways to redecorate or boost the atmosphere of a dining room, so don’t shy away from experimenting with different shades of paint to see what works best for you. Whether you are looking to have a more dramatic mood in your dining room or brighten up those walls, there is really no limit to what you can achieve with a can of paint.

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