The dining room is the theatre of the home, whether used as a place for family to discuss the happenings of the day or as a room for entertaining and dinner parties, the décor sets the scene… 

Strong colours can work wonderfully in dining rooms, creating a dramatic, intimate atmosphere that’s perfect for entertaining. Rich tones like BrinjalCalke Green and Railings work especially well in dining rooms that are often lit by candlelight. These rich, velvety tones are intensified by candlelight and take on a wonderful jewel like quality.

Dining Room

Painted in Slipper Satin No.2004

Dining Room

Painted in Ammonite No.274 & Mole's Breath No.276

Dining Room

Painted in Railings No.31 & Lime White No.1

In dining rooms with a more informal feel, it works well to add stronger colour as an accent. Try painting the floor in bolder tones like Radicchio, Pelt or Mole’s Breath, to add strong colour without dominating the space. 

To create a sophisticated, but more everyday look consider layering the neutrals to give the scheme real depth. Try Slipper Satin on walls with Hardwick White woodwork, and Pigeon on the chairs. Add some pattern to this scheme by using Brocade BP3208 or Yukutori BP4303a on a feature wall, or even as a table runner.

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