12 Paint Colors to Transform Your Dining Room

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Neutral Dining Room Paint Colors

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Sometimes, all a space needs is a lick of paint. However, with a plethora of paint color options, and not to mention finishes (matte? glossy?) and trims, which option is best? And once you've chosen your paint, how will you execute the project? When it comes to the dining room, for example, the best paint color should feel inviting and keep the focus on the main event—namely, tucking into delicious meals with loved ones.

Painting a room may seem like a lot of work, but it's much less difficult than replacing bulky dining room furniture with long lead times.

To bring your dining room paint project to life, services like Paintzen can sort it out in a matter of hours—all you have to do is pick your preferred dining room paint colors and they'll connect you with a project manager and contractor to complete the work. So, to help you choose the best dining room colors before the painting starts, we rounded up 12 unique trending paint colors that will bring your dinner party to life. From warm, welcoming hues to cool, dark tones and trusted neutrals, these are the swatches you'll want to pick up from the hardware store.

Warm Tones

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Benjamin Moore Porcelain $37
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This color by Benjamin Moore is an almost-gray, dusty-pink tone that looks moody and modern, especially when paired with a contrasting trim color.

Benjamin Moore Dinner Party $37
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The name says it all. This Benjamin Moore color is perfect for the dining room. Use it with pinks and marigolds for a modern look.

Serena & Lily Pink Eraser $48
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Serena & Lily's pink color is a soft and sweet shade that looks best with warm camel tones and other dramatic neutrals.

Sherwin-Williams Brandywine $35
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Pair this warm color with black, white, camel, and cognac tones to create a rich, neutral haven.

Cool Hues

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Benjamin Moore Sea Life $37
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This otherworldly color is a deep purple-gray that strikes the right balance between cool and warm tones. It transitions from day to night beautifully.

Benjamin Moore Sea Star $37
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As one of Benjamin Moore's trending colors, this blue-gray is a great color used on its own or to highlight trim in a more neutral room.

Benjamin Moore Salamander $37
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Forest green is a color that pairs well with crisp white marble and polished brass.

Farrow & Ball Yeabridge Green $99
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This rich tone is reminiscent of an Old World library and looks fantastic in a home with dramatic crown molding. Pair it with deep aqua hues to give it a fresh spin.

Trusted Neutrals

Neutral Dining Room Paint Colors
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Sherwin-Williams Acier $35
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A mid-range warm gray, this Sherwin-Williams tone is cozy but modern—the perfect mood for a dining room.

Farrow & Ball Pitch Black $99
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Not for the faint of heart, Farrow & Ball's true black looks great as a half wall or full one.

Sherwin-Williams Stardew $35
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An almost blue-gray color, this Sherwin-Williams tone is a great shade to try as a half-wall or to create a monochrome theme on walls, moldings, trims, and the ceiling.

Farrow & Ball Purbeck Stone $99
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This Farrow & Ball staple is a rich, warm gray that will add moodiness to your dining room. Use it on the doors and trimmings as well to create a modern, uniform look.

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