Monday, January 20, 2014
Color is a great tool for design and decorating and can be used to set the mood and create ambiance in any room. For the dining room in particular, color is a great way to enhance the appetite and create a cozy atmosphere for family gatherings.
A splash of red
A red accent wall is a great way to bring some energy into any room, but it works particularly well in a dining room. Warm colors are proven to enhance the appetite, and a splash of red can create a festive backdrop for parties and gatherings. Pair it with white for a crisp look.
Another warm color but not as expected as red, orange is also a color to use in the dining room. It is also more subdued than red, making it perfect for those who are hesitant to go too bold with room colors. Use dark wood furniture to create contrast against the spicy tones of orange.
Bright green is a fresh hue that can bring a positive energy into a dining room. You may use it with white for a neat and crisp look. This is ideal for modern and contemporary dining room styles. For an unexpected twist, you may also use bright green in traditional rooms with moldings and intricate woodwork in dark wood finishes.
For a more soothing green color for the dining room, choose olive green. This deeper hue offers a more relaxed and cozy atmosphere, perfect for intimate family gatherings and laid-back parties. It looks particularly striking when paired with pale wood finishes such as beech and oak.