15 Dining Room Colors to Dazzle Your Dinner Guests This Fall
Design a dining room worthy of your favorite fall foods.
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
Classic yet punchy, this color will add a crisp bite to your dining area without feeling ultra-trendy.
This subtle take on brown instantly infuses any space with a sense of comfort and warmth, making it a great choice for wall color.
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.
This deep, rich shade of brown draws you in and beckons you to stay a while. Creams and whites help balance its intensity.
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.
Simultaneously girly and sophisticated, soft rose is totally on-trend.
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.
Drake + Frye Home
A fitting color for farmhouse style, milky cream blends well with natural wood tones.
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.
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.
A natural hue, sage green is a gorgeous backdrop for fall’s colorful foliage.
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.
Dare to be different? Go with periwinkle, because, why not?
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.
A fall go-to color, golden yellow is timeless. Make the classic color pop with a stylish pattern or print.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.