Why I Love Neutral Dining Room Walls
by Ana White on November 20th, 2012
I love colorful walls in a dining room.
I’ve seen dining rooms in colors from Azalea Blue to Zucchini Green and everything in between. And there is no wrong color. Only the right color for you.
But the walls in my dining room are not a bold color. They are a bland shade of off white, as vanilla as can be.
And I added frames and ledges in off-the-shelf white. Am I afraid of color?
And then when I built a new dining table, I painted it white.
Do you think I’m afraid of color?
The truth is I actually love color. I love color so much, I chose a simple white backdrop so I can transform my dining room quickly and easily throughout the season and celebrations.
Once, I built a few simple benches and painted them bright pink. Added a bright pink chair and filled the white frames with paper doll outfits. And just like that my very plain dining room became the perfect princess tea party venue.
The white goes well with most any shade of green. I used this secretary desk as a workspace in my dining room for a while.
Always a fan of yellow, the white walls go so well with my recycling center as well.
And even a vintage blue works well with the neutral walls.
If your dining room has to wear a lot of hats—going from a turkey dinner to Christmas morning to a New Year’s bash to a romantic Valentine’s dinner, all in just a few months—consider keeping your walls and main furnishings neutral in color. Then you can bring different seasons and celebrations in by adding elements in different colors.
My dining room is white because I love color too much to commit to any one color!