Color Feast: When to Use Orange in the Dining Room

Orange is a high energy, fun and friendly colour, so it is fantastic for the area where we break bread with family and friends. Orange oozes confidence. But for those who lack the confidence to examine this outgoing color within their own spaces, I have gathered together 10 yummy orange dining rooms to inspire one, together with ideas about how to successfully incorporate this fun-loving colour.

Jennifer Ott Design

Orange can quickly flip light if you decide on a lighter shade. To acquire a more sophisticated-looking (and dining area–worthy) light crimson, pick a hue that has some brown in it, like the first and third paint colours displayed here.

Orange paint picks for dining rooms (clockwise from top left):

1. Sea of Sand KM3540-1, Kelly-Moore Paints
2. Mandarin 121-6, Pittsburgh Paints
3. Peach Sorbet 2015-40, Benjamin Moore
4. Ripe Pomegranate 2009-3, Valspar
5. Shanghai AO410, Glidden
6. Orange Nasturtium 103-6, Mythic Paint
7. Summer Citrus S-G-270, Behr
8. Laughing Orange SW6895, Sherwin-Williams

Mark Newman Design

The simplest way to draw bold orange in your dining area is to pick a hue you prefer and paint a wall or 2. Having trouble selecting the right orange? Pull a color out of a favorite painting or upholstery fabric. It’s probably a colour you are attracted to, and it’ll coordinate nicely with the decorative item that inspired it.

Scudder Construction LLC.

A red-orange like this one is not for the timid. Make it work by maintaining the other colours in the area neutral and light. I would also recommend limiting the amount of attention-getting accessories; otherwise the distance can become overwhelming.

The Cousins

Can not pick on or manage artwork you prefer? Make your own work of art via painted stripes or other geometric shapes using a bold colour palette. The colors of orange and gray used here are a superb choice, as they pick up in the crimson and gray hues used elsewhere in the area.

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Philpotts Interiors

This intense red-orange wall shade works well here because it is adjacent to the window. All that bright natural light flowing in accounts out the profound, bold color. Remember that a large window may grow to be a dark abyss at night, depending on the view beyond the glass. A white or alternative light-colored window color can help lighten the room up at night.

Marie Burgos Design

Bold, bright red-orange looks modern and tasteful paired with crisp white and dark brown. This room exemplifies my favorite colour advice: choosing neutral hues for items that you want to keep for quite a while, but going for bold colour on things which are simple and relatively cheap to alter, like an accent wall colour.

Ejay Interiors

Maybe because it reminds me of Thanksgiving feasts, there is just something so delectable about pumpkin-colored walls in the dining area. Think about your favorite orange meals — sweet cantaloupe, wealthy butternut squash soup or even a glass of refreshing freshly squeezed orange juice for colour palette inspiration. For fans of daring, yummy colour, it is a simple way to discover a sweet colour.

Falcon Custom Homes

Obviously, not everyone would like to be cocooned in a bold-colored room. But you can certainly mix in some fun, bright colour and have a light and airy space. I love the tiny bits of happy orange these hip chairs increase the backdrop of cool gray.

Tommy Hein Architects

More cool orange dining chairs, now in a dining area washed in warm neutrals. The warmth of the palette makes this a cozy and inviting area for a dinner party on even the coldest of Denver evenings.

Terrat Elms Interior Design

Following is a somewhat milder orange color that packs a wonderful punch, due to its richness. If you’ve got interesting artwork or decorative accessories to display, it is a good idea to limit the colour palette or pick more toned-down hues. They will complement (rather than compete) the accessories.

Spacecrafting / Architectural Photography

A rust activator added to iron paint achieved the orange, patinated finish with this dining area accent wall. It’s a brilliant, distinctive means to inject interesting colour and texture.

More: Watch all of our orange colour guides

Tell us A little dash or a big splash? Share the ways you’ve used orange on your dining area in the Comments section.

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