What is a good color paint for a dining room?

I have dark mahogany furniture and want the room brighter and less formal. Room is currently brick red. A rusty shade Of red.

  9 answers
  • Precious Pins Precious Pins on Sep 21, 2017
    pale yellow

  • Choose a light shade that coordinates with any adjoining rooms.

    • Mcn29335500 Mcn29335500 on Sep 22, 2017
      I agree. My home flows well now with light beige and white walls. I don't want it to look like a patchwork quilt. Thanks for confirming my thoughts. I use a lot of blu and coral accents. I like your advice

  • Alyssa Alyssa on Sep 21, 2017
    I agree with Naomie--choose a shade that flows with the adjoining spaces. Mahogany looks great with cream, gray, tan, greige, sage, blue... A light color will make it pop.

  • Amanda Amanda on Sep 21, 2017
    I just painted a hallway to brighten it up. I used a golden yellow. I would get a few samples and look at them though out the day with the different natural lighting.

  • Sharon Sharon on Sep 21, 2017
    Pale aqua, buttery yellow, sage green.

  • Dfm Dfm on Sep 21, 2017
    I like a vanilla ice cream color.....my place was wired in the 1950s, no overhead lights in the living room. The lighter color helps reflect the lamp light.

  • Karen Krysowaty Karen Krysowaty on Sep 21, 2017
    I love a pumpkin color-with just the hint of yellow in it. Warm but bright.

  • Emily Emily on Sep 21, 2017
    I would go with a pinkish red, it is a lovely color by candlelight and very flattering to women. Plus a not too strong departure from that color family. Some colors are great, but not necessarily to eat with.

  • Dee Dee on Jan 15, 2021

    I would use a mushroom color beige. I would stay within the beige family for continuity and just add some color with table cloth etc.