Dining Room Color

Ideas & Inspiration

When deciding on the best paint color for your dining room, let your entertaining style be your guide.

No matter how often or formally a dining room is used, we still want it to have a special occasion attitude. The right color can serve up an elegant mood as well as a strong design statement. Find inspiration in Benjamin Moore’s Aura paints, formulated for deep, rich color that resists fading.

Designed for drama

The dining room isn’t a space you settle into for long periods of time, so it’s an opportunity to use a strong color that is both elegant and dramatic. 

Rich, warm reds, corals, golds and silvery grays make great color choices; they work with lighting to coax your space to glow. 

Wall paint with soft sheens, such as eggshell, satin or semi-gloss, give walls more luster and depth. 

Keep in mind that a higher gloss level can add to the drama, but the proper prep work is important because a higher sheen will highlight imperfections. 

For a more modern look, highlight the right wall color with trim painted a gloss white.


Find Your Inspiration

Many elements can inspire you when it comes to your dining room, from the furniture that’s front and center, to the window treatments.

This means the paint color you choose plays an important design role.

For a pulled-together look, let wood tones or fabrics inspire a paint color choice.

Be a Good Neighbor

To create design flow in the main living areas of your home consider rooms that are adjacent to the dining room when picking a color. 

Though you don’t have to match the colors of the spaces exactly, your home may flow better visually if the colors relate. 

Pair warms with warms and cools with cools, and match existing room colors to Benjamin Moore paint swatches to find complementary colors.


Buy a Paint Sample

Test your paint colors from morning to evening,
under both natural and artificial lighting conditions

Shopping cart

Sign in

No account yet?

Start typing to see products you are looking for.