Monday, April 7, 2014

Unexpected colors for dining rooms

The dining room is not a typical place to employ bold color choices. Also, most small homes don’t have a designated dining room, but have a transitional space as the dining area instead. This makes it difficult to create a distinctive look for the dining area. If you'd like a dining room that 'pops', you'll need to opt for an unexpected color palette. Here's how...

To create a cozy atmosphere, opt for warm hues such as oranges and reds.

Cozy colors

The dining area is a space for eating, entertaining guests and dining with friends and family. To create a cozy atmosphere, opt for warm hues such as oranges and reds. These colors can also stimulate the appetite. An accent wall in a vibrant warm hue will make the ultimate style statement. However, you may also opt for a subtler take with accent colors in small doses, perhaps in chargers or dining chair upholstery. 

Deep drama

Deep colors evoke drama and formality. Grand and formal dining rooms may work well with dark hues such as chocolate brown, navy blue or deep emerald. Dark colors are also best used in large rooms, as these can make rooms look smaller and tighter. Use dark hues with metallic accents or mirrors for a decidedly posh and luxurious approach. 

Light openness

Small spaces may benefit from light colors that open up the space. White, light grays and blues create an atmosphere that is light and airy. Colorful food can also look more appetizing and take center stage in a white dining room devoid of dominant colors. This color palette also imbibes an informal ambiance.


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