Design the Dining Room
Gray Dining Rooms
Whether you love rustic, modern, or mid-century, the dining room is one of your best opportunities for showcasing your sense of style in your home. But it’s such a furniture-centered space that often it’s easy to overlook the potential of other ways to distinguish it.
Even something as simple as a coat of paint can take your dining room in an entirely new direction—giving a sense of color and sophistication that usually isn’t possible with furniture alone. And creating an impact doesn’t require a bold or overpowering color. In fact, one of the best colors for a dining room is gray. From its lightest tones to its moodiest shades, gray is a color that never fails to add drama to everything else you do in a space.
Just about every color pops against a gray backdrop, which gives you an infinite number of options for the color story in your space. This room from Casa Vogue has varying gray tones on the wall and floor accentuates the greens of the chair and plants.
Lighter tones of gray are a natural and neutral backdrop for all of your show-stopping moments. Make an eye-catching chandelier the star of the room, complemented by slick and modern dining chairs.
For rooms with classic architectural elements, gray color is especially good for highlighting the details. Even without an abundance of furniture, the character of the room is defined by the color of the walls and floor and the built-in design of the room.
Dramatic and Bold
Gray color is good for much more than a paint color in your dining room. The gray present in the furnishings and represented in the art give this dining room from Karen Fron an undeniable air of quiet dignity.
Here we see again gray used in several parts of a room’s design from Classical Addiction. The lamps, credenza, and even the floor tie together their gray shades with the dining chairs while contrasting with the lighter tones of the doors and table. It’s the perfect color palette for a space with such a classic aesthetic.
Whenever you are using one color as the main influence in your space, it’s always good to find interesting ways to break up the blocks of color. In this room from Decor Pad whimsical leaf-pattern wallpaper in gray maintains the color story while adding a fresh pop of pattern. If you can’t match the colors as exactly as you’d like, use stencils and paint to get the look you’re after.