What are the best colours to update a dining room?
There are several key points to think about when deciding on a colour palette; not just what shade you will paint the walls. You need to consider soft furnishings, lighting and window dressings as well; coordination is the key to creating a unique and perfect place to eat with family and friends.
It is important that you keep the ceiling quite bright however, as darker tones make a room look dull, and especially if you are planning on using bold tones or introducing a feature wall.
The best way to ensure that there will be no clashing of shades is to create a ‘mood board’ in advance, as used by interior designers. This will allow you to harmonise your choice of colours and textures and can avoid expensive mistakes later.
What Colours Are Suitable?
Experts will tell you to select colours that will stimulate the appetite, essential when deciding on a colour selection for your dining room. Different types of reds are considered to be an excellent, whereas pinks, violets and blues are not good for the appetite.
Consider a soft Aubergine, with its rich, velvety tones; creating a wonderful, sensual feel, especially with candlelight. Terracotta and shades of browns and beige are also ideal, especially when put with an accented wall in a lighter, darker or contrasting tone.
When deciding on your accent colour, bear in mind that this should be followed through with the soft furnishings and table linen, so choose a colour that will not fade with constant washing.
Which Contemporary Shades For Window Treatments?
The window is the place which draws the eye, so your choice of window treatments is crucial. Curtains are considered outdated and a potential cause of allergies, as they are a perfect breeding ground for dust mites. By far the best choice, not just for practical reasons, are shutters.
We at S:CRAFT are able to offer you a range of shutters which not only will look spectacular, but because we have such a large variety of colours for you to choose from, coordination with your chosen décor will not be a problem.
Here are just a few of the colours that we have as standard:
- Sea Mist
- Stone Grey
- Classic Black
Shutters will create a stunning effect to any window, regardless of the age of the property and will draw compliments from everyone who enters the room.
Choosing Custom Colours
Sometimes you may want to completely personalise the colour of your window shutters, regardless of which shutter range you choose. From hardwood, ABS, and aluminium (with the exception of our MDF Antigua), a colour matching service is available for our shutters, allowing you to get exactly the right look for your home, which is why it is important to buy from a company that offers you this choice. S:CRAFT can match any colour schemes for dining rooms with just a swatch of fabric or a paint reference number, creating that exact shade for you.
All your shutters will come with six coats of paint or stain, which will include a UV protective layer and in no time at all, you will have a stunning dining room.