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Trendiest Colours for your Dining Room
16 Feb, 2015

When it comes to colouring the dining room, an area where people socialise, dine and share valuable time with loved ones, look for inviting colours that also energise and add a festive feel at the same time.


In the most in-vogue dining rooms of 2008, softer and more natural tones take center stage, with bright and saturated colours playing supporting roles instead.

So give your guests a lot to talk about when you showcase the hottest trends in dining room colour and design this season!


It’s a Small World After All

International culture will feature widely in the trendiest interior designs for 2008. Both Oriental and Indian influences will play the most influential roles on next year’s colour palettes, incorporating rich jewel-toned hues like sapphire, ruby red, deep green and a plush amethyst purple.

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Go for gorgeous, opulent colours with exotic, zesty accents, which immediately transform the room into a passage to the mysterious Far East. Match warm shades of brown, bronze and gold with striking reds, greens and oranges, while keeping furniture simple with a naturalistic, ethnic feel. Dark woods, intricate carvings and plush oriental carpets all fit beautifully into this exotic foreign theme.


Modern austerity

Simple pieces and colours can still be stunning in the dining room. Colours like white, silver and grey add a trace of relaxing simplicity into complicated modern lives.

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Striking statement pieces like a strong, unique dining set need no further ornamentation. Thus, simple walls in neutral shades are the perfect complements and strike a perfect balance between conspicuity and modesty in the room.

Another interesting twist would be to add iridescent colours in natural shades like azure, or a shimmering pinkish-purple. These ‘chameleon’ colours seem to change when paired with other colours or when light reflects off them, lending a surreal, illusionary effect in the otherwise austere serenity of the room.


Go for the gold

Never fear that gold will go out of season; it will be a perpetual favourite for the dining room because of the sheer energy it emits, and the sense of majesty it imparts to the room. It complements not only the food on the table, but also the people sitting around it.

Create it yourself

Your sources of gold can come from warm, yellow lightingwall coverings, rugs and ornaments. Warm woods in the floorboards and dining table set off this colour best; neutral Persian or Oriental rugs will match the room beautifully.

Newer, more complex shades of gold contain a tinge of green or brown, and pairing gold with colours like rich purple, baked terracotta clay colours and dark chocolate brown immediately make your room look up-to-the-moment.


Blood Red

Red – the colour of life, a pulse, a heartbeat, the colour of rage, impulsiveness and passion. No matter how you choose to describe it, red will always symbolise life, warmth and energy.

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Wrought iron furnishings, heavy dark wood and gold trimmings all work beautifully with red to establish a thrillingly dark, intense atmosphere. Decide on how lavish you want to be by varying shades and intensity of red – fire engine red is usually a playful colour, like one you would use in a child’s bedroom; a deep red with purple undertones usually lends a sophisticated, gothic touch to the room.

Accent tones that go wonderfully with red include opulent shades of brown, gold and even black.

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