Last year I designed a beautiful dining room and the main color what a rich, chocolate brown, similar to Riding Boots of Color Stories. The homeowner was a little nervous with such a dark color but I explained why is was such a great choice for her dining room.
Reason #1 - it wasn't red. The red dining room is sooooooooo very dated and very typical.
Reason #2 - Dark brown would look great contrasting with her white chair rail.
DESIGN TIP: It's not shown in this photo but I would paint the chair rail white so the entire bottom half of your dining room is a crisp, bright white - THIS is how you'll be able to have a very dark color in your dining room without it being too overwhelming.
Quietly Violet. I love this color from Benjamin Moore Color Stories. It's unique, unusual, cozy and it's not red. This room will look great with gold or brushed nickel accents and rich brown woods. This is very unique color and that's what choosing color is all about. I love that it has a slight purple undertone.
Don't forget about your ceiling - it doesn't have to be white!!
|My dining room in the day.|
keep in mind … colors have to look good at night to!
|My dining room in candle light|