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Danielle Lyn
February 2, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We bought a house with a dining room...never had a dining room before. Im pretty excited but stuck...I want a black table with chairs like i attached to this post and I want to paint it the color in the last picture....but is that too dark of a color with a black table(I havent picked our the table yet)
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Interiors International, Inc.
No. an dark color will look very dramatic just not that color. It already looks dated. dark grey or brown would be nice. The chairs will add the lightness you need to balance the dark walls. . I think it will look great.
February 2, 2013 at 3:35PM     
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Jayme H.
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February 2, 2013 at 3:42PM     
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Danielle Lyn
The rest of our house I'd going to be gray (bedroom, kitchen,family room) I was trying to choose a little color.....
February 2, 2013 at 6:47PM     
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Jayme H.
I looked at some red-toned dining rooms on Houzz and some were quite lovely...go onto Houzz..under dining room and search red walls...see what I mean.
February 2, 2013 at 7:01PM   
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Christine
Hate to kill your buzz but studies show designated dining rooms are going the way of the Dino. Be sure it can be more multipurpose than just the room you decorate fabulously then use 4 times a year.
February 2, 2013 at 7:16PM   
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flgrandma
I won't kill your buzz. I use my dining room all the time and you can too. There is no reason to feed your family, friends and other important guests in the kitchen. I use my dining room almost daily even if I have only one guest. This is as good as it gets so be sure to make the most of every day.
February 2, 2013 at 7:25PM     
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Jayme H.
Agreed flgrandma!! I don't have one now, but I used to use mine too!
February 2, 2013 at 7:29PM   
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Ironwood Builders
I want mine back!
February 2, 2013 at 7:42PM     
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Jayme H.
Here is a nice shade of red.... however, I think the light and art are not quite right in this pic
February 2, 2013 at 7:47PM   
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Danielle Lyn
Ok thank you for the suggestions going to lowes today and getting paint samples
February 3, 2013 at 6:22AM     
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nellie6231
I agree that red walls are dated. Red is a little too intimidating for a relaxing meal. Try a soft blue (i.e. blueberry hint by Benjamin Moore) with white trim & even consider wallpaper for a statement wall.
February 3, 2013 at 6:28AM   
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Jo Cook Interior Design
I am not a big fan of red in a diningroom, I've used greens, blues and neutral tones. I think Ben Moore HC-80 Bleeker Beige would look beautiful with the black furniture. A very classic look!
February 3, 2013 at 6:33AM     
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Jayme H.
Red would not be my first choice either...but if it is what they want, it can be done nicely. I prefer less bold colors for walls.
February 3, 2013 at 6:41AM   
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flgrandma
I've read that the color red is traditional in dining rooms because the color makes you eat more. Based on that, I'd stay away from red.
February 3, 2013 at 6:42AM     
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Galleria Place
A large mirror or wall decor would do nicely in the dinning room.
Here are some nice suggestions: http://www.bargainbacker.com/Wall-Decor_c_13-2-0.html
February 3, 2013 at 6:46AM   
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Danielle Lyn
I don't want red like at all I just liked that specific wine color. Red red is too oriental looking for me
February 3, 2013 at 9:19AM     
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Jayme H.
Ok Danielle Lyn..show us what u choose!! Good luck!
February 3, 2013 at 12:39PM   
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Danielle Lyn
No luck with color......gray it is.......lol
February 5, 2013 at 4:58AM   
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Jayme H.
Vary it a little then if you want contrast. What shade of grey is the rest of the house? There are some cool color combos that u can use with grey..
February 5, 2013 at 5:14AM   
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0825sam
Most of my downstairs is gray too but we did the dining room in a darker slate blue - Pittsburgh paints quicksilver. Just a suggestion to break up the grey. It looks great with white moldings and light chairs.
February 5, 2013 at 5:24AM   
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Jayme H.
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February 5, 2013 at 5:41AM   
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KM Designs and Decor
Go with your grey if that is what you want but definetly introduce a feature wall either in lime green or with the use of wallpaper in some bright shade of green or black and silver and dress with a wall hung silver mirror or colourful paintings
February 5, 2013 at 6:06AM   
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Danielle Lyn
I do like the comment of varying the gray, right now we are using antique pewter for the other rooms!! Ill try a few shades darker!
February 5, 2013 at 9:58AM   
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