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.
To help you choose the best dining room colors before the painting starts, we rounded up 12 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.
Read on for the best dining room paint colors to try right now.
Serena & Lily Pink Eraser
Looking to create a subtle, romantic dining room? You can't go wrong with pastel pink. "I love the softness and sophistication of this color for summer," says Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design. "Super-subtle pastels feel so fresh right now, but they also offer a timeless quality (and are safe since they read as neutrals)." Serena & Lily's pink is a soft and sweet shade that looks best with warm camel tones and other dramatic neutrals.
Benjamin Moore Sea Star
As one of Benjamin Moore's trending colors, this blue-gray is a great shade used on its own or to highlight trim in a more neutral room. "When you don't want to go as neutral as white, but need a subtle touch of depth and drama, add gray!" suggest Meghan Hackett-Cassidy and Erin Hackett of Hackett Interiors.
Farrow & Ball Pitch Black
Not for the faint of heart, Farrow & Ball's true black looks great as a half wall or full one. If you're afraid of the black, don't be. Queer Eye’s Bobby Berk created a “classic yet edgy” dining experience in his own home with the hue. “It doesn’t have to be scary," he advised us.