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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.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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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.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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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.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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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.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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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.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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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.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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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.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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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.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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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.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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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.