Dining Rooms So Pretty They’ll Make You Remember You Have One

Ah, winter. The season we forget we have dining rooms because we’re too busy eating chili on the couch, marathoning The Crown or cheering for our favorite basketball teams. To inspire you to dust off the table and open the curtains, here are some dining rooms with some of the prettiest paint colors we’ve seen.

Dining room painted Spiced Pumpkin
Photo: Laurel Bern Interiors

Cozy blankets aside, there’s something to be said for a dining room. It’s rather civilized to gather face-to-face with friends or family and remind yourself there’s more to your house than the well-worn path between the sofa and the microwave.

French country dining room with green walls
Photo: HomeEdit

Admittedly, most of us don’t have space quite as grand as this seafoam green confection, but what we do have is good enough to bring folks together. Even on the days when we’re only using our best paper plates.

Dining room with red cabinets
Photo: Luxe Interiors + Design

Talk about a color guaranteed to warm a winter day. This rich Chinese red is a natural backdrop for the Chinoiserie chairs and jars.

If you’re considering a color change, a bold aqua will chase away the winter blues. This modern dining room lets the wall color be the focus, with a white sideboard and white-framed graphic art.

Dining room with pink walls, Chinese lanterns and paper mache masks
Photo: SFGirlByBay

One of the things we love about this pink dining room is that it’s a lot of look for a not-so-big price. The bold colors of the walls and rug, the upcycled art and paper mache masks, and the whimsical paper lanterns are all affordable decorations that give this space one-of-a-kind style.

Photo: Provident Home Design

A vanilla hue gives this space a sunshiney glow, reflected the window-framed mirror.

Photo: Danielle Oakey Interiors
Photo: Danielle Oakey Interiors

One way to cozy up a dining room for winter? Bring the couch with you. A loveseat or dinette isn’t just trendy, it’s downright comfortable.

Dust off the dining room and drag yourself off the couch. We promise, it will be worth it. And with paint colors like these to inspire you, what do you have to lose? Happy noshing!