Play with proportion for the perfect colour combination
Savvy decorators know that, in most cases, 60% of a space should be filled with a primary colour, 30% with a secondary colour, and 10% with an accent colour. The same principle applies to the dining room. Playing with proportion is a great way to create a balanced effect. For inspiration, here are two colour schemes that will make your dining room look balanced and fresh.
IDEA 1: Walls and decorative moulding in shades of green
The pale green paint colour on the walls of this dining room is the dominant colour, with the trim and decorative mouldings painted a slightly darker green to add subtle contrast, while the dining chairs are a darker green, yet. The natural wood tone of the table acts as an accent colour, completing the scheme with its calming effect.
The space has a new look, and a new personality. Here are our colour suggestions for recreating this look in your dining room: Great Grey Whale (6202-41), Feng Shui (6222-21), Kennetcook Slate (6157-63)
IDEA 2: Two neutrals and a sophisticated brown
The colours of this dining room are in perfect proportion, each in just the right dose, bringing harmony to the space. The primary wall is painted in a dark grey-beige, creating a serene setting.
The pale white paint colour of the secondary wall accentuates the calm in the space. These two neutrals convey serenity in the room where families spend the most time together.
Finally, a sophisticated brown accent colour is used on the chairs to add a contrast to the colour scheme. As a central element of the dining room, chairs should have personality―and these ones certainly do!
To achieve this look in your home, here’s a suggested colour palette with two neutrals and a sophisticated brown: Ingenious Grey (6212-42), Talcum White (6214-11), Black Rose (6049-85)
Does your dining room need a refresh? Create a beautiful room with paint and wow your friends at your next dinner party! Need more ideas? See our colour inspiration section for tons of décor options!