10 Dining Rooms That Went Over To The Dark Side (In a Good Way)

The dining room is a curious feature of the home; sometimes a small table and chairs squeezed into a kitchen corner, at other times a grand, candelabra filled expanse of a room – and much in between. Whatever the size, it’s the perfect space to experiment with bolder colour and schemes.

Using a dark colour in a dining room can work well by night and day. During the day, a dark shade can provide an enveloping, cocooning feel that allows a place for relaxation and escape. By night the same dark tones can create a sense of intimacy, especially with the flicker of well placed candles.

So for your inspirational delectation, here are 10 dark dining rooms that embrace the dark:

Railings by Farrow & Ball on the walls of this Dining Room

Railings by Farrow & Ball on the walls of this Dining Room

 

Dark wood table and Railings on the wall

Dark wood table and Railings on the wall

 

Railings on dark walled dining room

Railings on dark walled dining room

 

Railings by Farrow & Ball

Railings by Farrow & Ball

 

Dining room at Christmas with walls in Stiffkey Blue by Farrow & Ball

Dining room at Christmas with walls in Stiffkey Blue by Farrow & Ball

 

Kitchen diner with wall painted in Railings

Kitchen diner with wall painted in Railings

 

Wall colours are Off-Black and Elephant's Breath with Orangerie BP2503 wallpaper by Farrow & Ball

Wall colours are Off-Black and Elephant’s Breath with Orangerie BP2503 wallpaper by Farrow & Ball

 

Drawing Room Blue used to good effect in this dining room

Drawing Room Blue used to good effect in this dining room

 

Hague Blue dining room by night and candle light

Hague Blue dining room by night and candle light



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  • Eddie

    I read a novella in which a homeowner painted his dinner room dark like these. I couldn’t imagine it, and thought it couldn’t possibly look good.
    These rooms have convinced me otherwise.
    While my personal preference would be for a red such as Eating Room Red or Book Room Red, these dark rooms are outstanding.

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