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When deciding on the best paint colour for your dining room, let your entertaining style be your guide.

No matter how often or formally a dining room is used, we still want it to have a special occasion attitude. The right colour can serve up an elegant mood as well as a strong design statement. Find inspiration in Benjamin Moore's Aura paints, formulated for deep, rich colour that resists fading.

Our tips for choosing a dining scheme

Designed for drama

The dining room isn’t a space you settle into for long periods of time, so it’s an opportunity to use a strong colour that is both elegant and dramatic. Rich, warm reds, corals, golds and silvery greys make great colour choices; they work with lighting to coax your space to glow. Wall paint with soft sheens, such as eggshell, satin or semi-gloss, give walls more luster and depth. Keep in mind that a higher gloss level can add to the drama, but the proper prep work is important because a higher sheen will highlight imperfections. For a more modern look, highlight the right wall colour with trim painted a gloss white.

Find Your Inspiration

Many elements can inspire you when it comes to your dining room, from the furniture that’s front and center, to the window treatments. This means the paint colour you choose plays an important design role. For a pulled-together look, let wood tones or fabrics inspire a paint colour choice.

Be a Good Neighbour

To create design flow in the main living areas of your home consider rooms that are adjacent to the dining room when picking a colour. Though you don’t have to match the colours of the spaces exactly, your home may flow better visually if the colours relate. Pair warms with warms and cools with cools, and match existing room colours to Benjamin Moore paint swatches to find complementary colours.

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Partition Wall
1468
Willow Creek
Side Wall
2109-30
Wood Grain Brown
Ceiling
HC-144
Palladian Blue
Walls
HC-113
Louisburg Green
Mantel
HC-116
Guilford Green
Woodwork
HC-171
Wickham Gray
Walls
AF-330
Soleil
Walls
OC-55
Paper White
Accent
2008-10
Ravishing Red
Walls
2070-50
Enchanted
Fireplace
OC-67
Ice Mist
Walls
2049-30
Teal Ocean
Door
2145-30
Brookside Moss
Woodwork
PM-3
Decorator's White
Walls
2117-60
Winter Gray
Woodwork
AF-620
Sanctuary
Chair
2127-10
Twilight Zone
Walls
AF-155
Weimaraner
Woodwork
OC-117
Simply White
Walls
HC-171
Wickham Gray
Panelling
PM-3
Decorator's White
Walls
2108-50
Silver Fox
Woodwork
OC-65
Chantilly Lace
Walls
CW-520
Palace Green
Panelling and woodwork
CW-720
Geddy Gray
Walls
CW-700
Slate
Panelling and woodwork
CW-10
Capitol White
Chairs
CW-680
Mopboard Black
Walls
CW-710
Bruton White
Panelling and woodwork
CW-720
Geddy Gray
Walls
HC-169
Coventry Gray
Woodwork
OC-149
Decorators White
Ceiling
OC-149
Decorators White
Wall
2062-20
Gentleman's Gray
Wall
AF-680
Wish
Woodwork
2126-70
Chalk White
Ceiling
2126-70
Chalk White
Wall
HC-160
Knoxville Gray
Please note, on-screen and printer colour representations vary from actual paint colours
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