10 Beautiful Dining Room Paint Colors

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    Best Neutral: Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray SW 7029

    When it comes to picking out the perfect dining room paint color, you want a shade that sets the mood for the space. A neutral hue like Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray is a great choice for a modern, light dining room.

    This gray is almost a greige, and its versatility makes it perfect in almost any setting. This cool, beige gray plays beautifully with light woods and neutral accents to create a monochrome palette. 

    Sherwin-Williams Agreeable Gray SW 7029 

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    Best Beige: The Spruce Best Home Macrame Beige SPR-05

    A classic dining room needs a classic hue, and what's more timeless than a soft beige? The Spruce Best Home Macrame Beige is a light beige that has subtle peach undertones that are more apparent in smaller rooms. It's a great choice for formal dining rooms, and offers a sophisticated feel without becoming too stuffy. Now you just need the perfect dining table to finish the space. 

    The Spruce Best Home Macrame Beige SPR-05 

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    Best Moody: Sherwin-Williams Dark Night SW 6237

    You'll likely spend shorter periods of time in your dining room than you would in other living spaces, so a statement color can really work in this room. We love Sherwin-Williams Dark Night because it's an incredibly rich and moody navy with strong green undertones. It can feel both sophisticated and modern, and pairs nicely with cool white accents. 

    Sherwin-Williams Dark Night SW 6237

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    Best Brown: Magnolia Elemental

    Brown is one of those shades that's often overlooked in home decor, but it can be a great choice for a dining room. Magnolia's Elemental is a warm brown with soft yellow undertones that gives off a more traditional or stately feel, depending on the furniture you pair with it. It can also feel earthy and natural when used with sage or olive tones.   

    Magnolia Elemental

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    Best White: Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17

    While we think a dining room is a great place to experiment, that doesn't mean you have to pick a bold color. A hue like Benjamin Moore's White Dove is a go-to for dining rooms because it's an incredibly versatile and forgiving white that plays wonderfully with a wide variety of colors. It has just enough yellow to keep it from feeling sterile, and will easily lighten up a dark dining room space.  

    Benjamin Moore White Dove OC-17

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    Best Earthy: Farrow & Ball Mizzle No. 266

    If you want to give your dining room a grounded, unassuming mood while still adding dimension and color, Farrow & Ball Mizzle is a great choice. This soft green shade has strong gray undertones and feels intriguingly misty (almost smoky) at the same time. It gives a room a sense of calm and tranquility, and is a great color for an open concept dining room. 


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    Best Pink: Benjamin Moore First Light 2102-70

    Think pink is only for little girls' rooms? Think again. Benjamin Moore's First Light is almost a neutral, but offers just enough pigment to fall solidly into the pink category. It's a light and airy shade that is a little whimsical and a little trendy, but incredibly versatile in nearly any dining room.  

    Benjamin Moore First Light 2102-70

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    Best Red: Valspar Cut Ruby 1009-4

    If you've been looking for an excuse to experiment with a bold red paint color, a dining room is the perfect opportunity. Valspar's Cut Ruby is a rich scarlet hue that looks beautiful against candlelight for those romantic stay-at-home dates. It's a very rich color that can feel traditional or modern, depending on the accents you pair it with. 

    Valspar Cut Ruby 1009-4 

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    Best Green: Behr Inland 430F-6

    We don't predict hunter green is going away anytime soon, and it's one of our favorite choices for a dining room. Behr's Inland is a medium hunter green that's neutral enough to pair with a wide variety of shades. It's sophisticated, but can be turned down with a fun shade pairing like mustard yellow. 

    Behr Inland 430F-6

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    Best Blue: Sherwin-Williams Stardew SW 9138

    If you want to create an airy, tranquil dining room, consider a color such as Sherwin-Williams Stardew. This cool, muted blue has green and gray undertones and is a lovely alternative to typical gray colors. It works well in a modern farmhouse home and lends an airy feel to any room.   

    Sherwin-Williams Stardew SW 9138