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What Color Should I Paint My Dining Room? San Francisco Painting Tips

What Color Should I Paint My Dining Room? San Francisco Painting Tips

There are a number of factors to consider when you are choosing the color to paint your dining room. Obviously, there is no single right answer that will fit every dining room in San Francisco. That's why we've come up with a series of questions and recommendations to help you narrow down your options.

Is Your Dining Room Connected, or Independent?

If your dining area is clearly visible from other rooms of the home, which is the case in many newer homes with open floor plans, you will want to make sure the color you choose will fit well with the surrounding rooms. You could use a lighter or darker shade of the same wall colors. For example, if the living room or kitchen is a light gray, you could use a darker gray to paint the dining room to tie them together. Alternatively, you could use a coordinating color that fits in tone with the other visible rooms. For example, a subtle peach in one room would go well with a warm, light blue in another. One sure way to help tie the rooms together visually is to use the same color for the ceiling and trim in all connected or mutually visible rooms.

However, if your dining room is independent from other rooms, separated visually from most angles, you can have more freedom to go with a bold departure from the rest of your home's color scheme.

Do You Want to Make Your Dining Room Feel Bigger or Smaller?

In a dining area that is smaller than ideal, you may want to create more feeling of space by using a lighter color on your walls. Also, keep your decor simple and tasteful to avoid a feeling of visual crowdedness. If the dining room is very spacious and you want to create more of a feeling of intimacy, then a darker, bolder color would be a better choice.

Does Your Dining Room Have a Contemporary or Traditional Feel?

In a contemporary dining room, there is a limitless array of creative options for your walls. Lime green, metallic gray, jet black and vibrant peach are all equally valid when used in the right kinds of spaces. If you are going to venture into this kind of daring territory, it would be a good idea to discuss the plans with a professional painting company or an interior decorator, who could help you find the bold statement that fits your home.

A more traditional dining room would do better with classic colors, such as tan, gray, light blue or deep red. This latter hue has become especially popular in fine dining rooms in recent years, providing a bold statement without upsetting the feel of a more traditional dining room set.

What Kind of Mood Do You Want to Promote?

Those who study color psychology tell us that blue is a calming, peaceful color, but it can also repress appetite (not necessarily what you want in a dining room). Yellow is a cheering hue, but it can be overwhelming or even cause people to lose their tempers sooner. Green is also calming and refreshing, evoking feelings of nature and health. Brown is also a natural color, with a steady, reliable, welcoming earthiness. Consider the kind of atmosphere you want to create when you paint your dining room.

Do You Have Any Items in the Room You Want to Coordinate With?

If you have a favorite painting, area rug, table runner or vase in the room, try choosing one of the less dominant colors from it as your main wall color. This will make sure that the room harmonizes with your favorite item, but it still ensures that this piece will be the visual focal point for the room.

What Do You Think of Decorative Finishes?

One of the best ways to create a truly unique dining room is to get a decorative finish on your walls. This could be a subtle texture, and faux effect, or even custom wall art. A high-end house painting contractor will be able to perform a variety of decorative finishes, suited to your style and design preferences.

Dining Room Painting in the San Francisco Area

If you are looking for a painting contractor who is skilled in painting San Francisco dining rooms, MB JESSEE is a great choice. We have performed high-end painting in elegant, traditional and contemporary dining rooms in East Bay, Oakland Hills, Berkeley, Contra Costa, Alamo, Danville, Marin and Hillsborough.

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