15 Dining Room Colors to Dazzle Your Dinner Guests This Fall

Design a dining room worthy of your favorite fall foods.

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Before you know it, grilling season will come to a close, and it will be time to host your first fall dinner party. Get the star of the show (no, not you! your dining room, silly!) prepared with a fresh splash of color. Not quite ready to paint any walls? Consider supplying color with your seating, area rug or wall art. Or, if you’re having serious commitment issues, simply switch out small, inexpensive accents like bookshelf knickknacks or your table’s centerpiece. Check out our favorite dining room color picks to get inspired.

Candy Apple Red

Wood Dining Table With Red Banquette

Wood Dining Table With Red Banquette

A wild mix of seating including lucite ghost chairs (one with a fur throw) and a red banquette brings eclectic flair to this dining area.

Photo by: Richard Caplan

Richard Caplan

Classic yet punchy, this color will add a crisp bite to your dining area without feeling ultra-trendy.

Latte Brown

Modern Meets Industrial Dining

Modern Meets Industrial Dining

Galvanized chairs and a pared-down chandelier add an industrial touch to the dining room.

Photo by: Jenny Norris

Jenny Norris

This subtle take on brown instantly infuses any space with a sense of comfort and warmth, making it a great choice for wall color.

Vibrant Orange

Bright, Colorful Dining Room

Bright, Colorful Dining Room

As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, a detail of the dining room table and decor.

From: Love It Or List It

Photo by: Dale Wilcox /AP Images

Dale Wilcox /AP Images

If you’re a fan of bold and bright, vibrant orange is the perfect pick. It fits within fall’s color palette while still feeling daring and unexpected.

Deep Brown

Modern Dining Room With Brown Suede Wall

Modern Dining Room With Brown Suede Wall

Dark brown suede walls contrast with ivory upholstery and a capiz shell chandelier in this eye-catching dining room. The owners' oversized photograph adds to the drama of the space.

From: Jennifer Charleston

This deep, rich shade of brown draws you in and beckons you to stay a while. Creams and whites help balance its intensity.

Soft Rose

Updated '80s Inspired Dining Room With Mirrored Dining Table

Updated '80s Inspired Dining Room With Mirrored Dining Table

Taking inspiration from Pantone's colors of the year, rose and gray-blue tones create a calming atmosphere in this dining room. An antique Italian marble chandelier and mirrored dining table amp up the glam factor.

Photo by: Erin Williamson

Erin Williamson

Simultaneously girly and sophisticated, soft rose is totally on-trend.

Milky Cream

Lovely Country Dining Room With Long Wood Dining Table

Lovely Country Dining Room With Long Wood Dining Table

Natural light highlights the cream paneling on the walls in this lovely country dining room. White and brown wood chairs alternate around the dining table, and beaded embellishments hang from the iron chandelier overhead. Dark wood frames the doorway, windows and lower walls, creating gorgeous contrast against the cream paneling.

Photo by: Drake + Frye Home

Drake + Frye Home

A fitting color for farmhouse style, milky cream blends well with natural wood tones.

Rich Plum

Glamorous Dining Room With Chandelier

Glamorous Dining Room With Chandelier

Rich, velvet, purple chairs sit at opposing ends of the table in this ultra glam dining room. Fur throws lie over wooden benches, contrasting with the rustic dining table. A glimmering crystal chandelier brings more drama and elegance.

Photo by: Brooke Lang; Page Photography

Brooke Lang; Page Photography

If you’re in the commitment issues camp, consider plum. It works beautifully as an accent color. Because of its richness, a splash here or there carries throughout an entire space.

Sage Green

Dining Room Details

Dining Room Details

The dining room of this home was brought to life with a ship lap ceiling, fresh paint, and a unique chandelier, as seen on Fixer Upper.

From: Fixer Upper

Photo by: Rachel Whyte

Rachel Whyte

A natural hue, sage green is a gorgeous backdrop for fall’s colorful foliage.

Pretty Periwinkle

HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 Blue Dining Room

HGTV Urban Oasis 2015 Blue Dining Room

Whether hosting a dinner party or dining with family, the dining table can seat four in a circle or extend out into an oval to seat six.

Photo by: Sarah Dorio

Sarah Dorio

Dare to be different? Go with periwinkle, because, why not?

Slate Gray

Contemporary Dining Room With Woodwork and Gallery Wall

Contemporary Dining Room With Woodwork and Gallery Wall

Contrasting dark walls and white wainscoting set the tone in this contemporary dining room. Luxurious seating and glimmering tabletop decor soften the straight lines of the table, which is made from Canadian reclaimed wood planks and an industrial steel base. Overhead a multibulb light fixture warmly illuminates the space, while a gallery wall of framed photos adds a personal touch.

Sharp and intense, slate gray creates drama and depth — a sure way to add instant wow-factor to your space.

Golden Yellow

Stripes in the Dining Room

Stripes in the Dining Room

Decked with stripes, decorative art and informal furniture pieces, the dining room is a casual spot for entertaining.

A fall go-to color, golden yellow is timeless. Make the classic color pop with a stylish pattern or print.

Bright Fuchsia

Pink and Gray Dining Room With Pink Chairs

Pink and Gray Dining Room With Pink Chairs

This elegant dining room is the perfect spot for a couple who love to entertain. The large table seats a dozen guests comfortably. The mix of gray and pink decor is both sophisticated and playful.

Photo by: Anthony Bonisolli

Anthony Bonisolli

Paired with warm beige and brown, bright fuchsia looks like it was made for fall. Upholstery is a great way to incorporate the color in your dining room.

Muted Turquoise

Modern Dining Room With Green Floral Wallpaper

Modern Dining Room With Green Floral Wallpaper

Guests will clamor for a dinner party invitation in this gorgeous dining room, papered in beautiful green wallpaper featuring birds and flowering trees. Bright yellow chairs pick up the yellow roses on the walls creating a cohesive, visually striking design.

Photo by: Nancy Nolan

Nancy Nolan

This muted variation of turquoise takes summer’s hottest hue and makes it a total fall fave.

Black and White

Dining Room Features Black-and-White Canvas Mural by Street Artist

Dining Room Features Black-and-White Canvas Mural by Street Artist

With an interest in street art, designer Cecilie Starin turned to surfer and muralist Ian Ross, whose designs are inspired by kelp, for the eye-catching wallcovering in "Street Soiree," the dining room at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015. Ross spray painted 17 yards of canvas for the wallcovering, which is complemented by black lacquered paint and a black-and-white striped ceiling.

From: Cecilie Starin

Photo by: Eric Perry

Eric Perry

Black and white is the dynamic duo that will carry you through any season. Pair it with just about anything to make the look your own.

Dusty Blue

Lovely Dining Room in Blue & White

Lovely Dining Room in Blue & White

The dining room features a beautiful color palette of blue and white juxtaposed with wood tones and creamy linens to add a more casual vibe to the design. A chic area rug in gray and white grounds the space.

Photo by: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Blue meets gray to create this easy, breezy shade that looks great with neutrals. Its calm, soothing undertones make it a perfect choice for fall.

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