We have always considered the dining room to be separate in the house. It is a living room but it is not used as much as the living room or even the kitchen. And even if its use is punctual, comfort and friendliness are essential in this space of the house. So how do you decorate the dining room with a dark color? Is this a wise choice? How to match the furniture with color? I will try to answer all these questions and more in the rest of this article.
WHY CHOOSE A DARK COLOR TO DECORATE THE DINING ROOM?
The choice of a dark color to decorate is not trivial whether it is in the dining room or the rest of the house for that matter. They are visually strong colors. They are also warm, intimate, sometimes sweet. But what result can you expect when you consider using dark in your dining room decor?
AN ELEGANT ATMOSPHERE IN THE DINING ROOM
The first thing that comes to mind is the idea of elegance. Dark shades are often associated with chic and distinction. They can make us think of the Baroque style which frequently uses the dark in its representative patterns. They can also send us back to the Victorian era or more broadly to an atmosphere across the Channel with the spirit of English cottages. Elegance with a certain restraint, with good manners … Like those that we have to hold at the table.
ARE ALL DARK COLORS SUITABLE FOR THE DINING ROOM?
In this article, we will not do as in the articles about the kitchen or the bathroom. We will not offer you a description/explanatory for each shade of dark.
Dark blue is an “easy” choice in the sense that it is difficult to plant yourself when using it. Although blue is generally considered a cool color, when it is in dark shades, it becomes very warm. It is also a color that inspires calm and relaxation. It is ideal for digesting and spending pleasant meals.
Black on the walls or black in the furniture is not the same thing. To dare black paint on the walls of the dining room requires a lot of guts. We can think of black as a blackboard. We are going to energize it with white letterpress, bistro card effect. The elegance of a slightly outdated French heritage. In this way, we create a friendly atmosphere. The black with moldings can be very pretty, very elegant but it will be necessary to think of creating contrast and light. Black and gold are two very chic and refined colors. Finally, black can be found in the dining room through the furniture. Black furniture is more common and it is even possible that your dining room is already this color. And in this case, black harmonizes with any type of color. Black and white for a contemporary dining room. Black, patterns, and colors for a mix and match effect. Black and wood for a warm play of light…
Finally, we wanted to touch on the color green in the dining room. Green is a somewhat special color, it rarely leaves you indifferent. It is, therefore, a kind of bias to choose green to decorate the dining room. We like to bottle green or fir green but we would find it harder to use them in the dining room. We will leave more on an English green, more organic, and more velvety. We find these shades less garish, softer, and enveloping.
Here we have some gallery to give you ideas for your dark dining room: