When your formal dining room needs a bit of sprucing up, why not update the color palette with a fresh, new look? Homeowners often make the mistake of buying new furniture or adding onto the house—which are much more expensive options—when often, a new color of paint and a fresh perspective will work wonders in your dining room.
With over 65 years of experience as the premier painter in Boulder, CO, Jacobsen Brothers has the expertise to help you find the hues that fit your personal style while detailing a refreshing update to your dining room.
Before you choose your color palette, you should examine the light in the room. If you have a bright, eastern-facing dining room, you will want to capitalize on the morning energy and make sure the evening captures warmth and relaxation. If you have a dining room that gazes at the sunset, choose warm tones and purples that you can enjoy as the shadows deepen. If lighting is poor, consider investing in a beautiful light to complement your design choices. Your designer at Jacobsen Brothers can help you determine the right approach to light in your dining room before you finalize your color choices.
Here are 3 recommendations we would make for your dining room:
- Branch out from traditional “hungry” colors.
The traditional advice regarding the color of your dining room has always been to choose colors that make you feel hungry, such as red and gold or green. Now, designers are expanding into hues of the color wheel that give unlimited options. Burgundy, mustard yellow, lemon yellow, gray, café, chocolate, purple and dramatic blue are all popular choices today.
Victorian designs love the yellows matched with dramatic grays; cappuccinos and redwoods; or even linen and spice hues. Contemporary styles embrace sage and cornflower blue; dusty gray and plum; or burnt orange and birch. Eclectic designers have plenty of room to roam with the pairing of vibrant colors in a textile or with eye-catching flooring choices to make their dining rooms come alive.
- Paint the ceiling white.
A tried-and-true trick for opening up the room is to paint the ceiling white. If your ceiling is currently a color, has dark wood or has poor natural lighting, changing to a white color and adding a dramatic light fixture will make your dining room sing. Jacobsen Brothers can help you find the right shade of white and recommend the best lighting to complete the transformation of your dining room to a fresh, new space.
- Mix light colors and dark woods, or vice versa.
When your table, chairs, buffet and trim are all of a rich mahogany or dark walnut, you’ll want to be careful to pair a light color with them to bring out their natural beauty. It’s a common mistake to put a dark reddish-orange with dark wood and then realize that the room has a feeling of confinement and the wood is not highlighted like it could be.
On the other hand, if you have ash blonde, buttery maple, whitewashed or white painted wood, you can decorate to your heart’s delight with vibrant color combinations, deep impressions or even clean, refreshing hues with a sharp accent color.
Jacobsen Brothers are Color Experts
Whatever your style, Jacobsen Brothers will help you find the right hue and combination to make your dining room the refreshing and pleasant space that it deserves to be. We’ll work hard to make sure your colors are exactly right and then we’ll apply it with the professional touch that we’re known for. In the end, you’ll be able to enjoy your fresh dining room for years to come.
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Let’s get started creating a new look and feel for your existing dining room. Call us today at (303) 449-3239 or email us at email@example.com to schedule your free initial consultation. We have the range of services to help you design a dining room that makes a statement and we’ll do the professional painting and finishing detail to make it right.