Soothing and sophisticated, blue encourages intimate conversations and a relaxing atmosphere, making it a stunning color choice for dining rooms of any style. Gray-tone blues lend a casual air to the space, while rich navy and midnight shades create a sense of luxury. But blue can also be bold, with vibrant shades working perfectly in more modern designs and lending a sense of fun to traditional rooms. Because blue isn’t exactly a neutral, it works best as a wall color or an accent shade with other neutrals, looking especially stunning with warm woods, charcoal, and creamy white.
Dusky Yet Bright
Grayed-out blue walls and black and gray accents get a bump of life with an oak and wrought iron dining set, while a unique array of wall art ties the color palette together.
Analogous and Modern
This dining space is a color theory-aficionado’s dream. Muted blue walls get a punch when their neighbors on the color wheel, green and yellow, act as accent colors. Keeping the rest of the space neutral with whites and grays saves this modern space from looking cartoonish.
Soft blue walls create the perfect backdrop for dark wood furniture and thick woodwork, but it’s the choice of rug color here that makes this traditional space feel a bit more contemporary. By choosing a classic pattern in blue’s contrasting colors, red and yellow, the space feels bright and fun instead of stuffy.
Simple Yet Deep
This shade of blue, a deepened sky color, rarely looks serious enough for a grown-up space. But the use of bright white chairs and dark wood keeps the room grounded, leaving a little wiggle room for fun in the form of a melon shade of green.
Aqua and White
Candy-aqua walls punch up an all-white dining room to create a dreamy escape for your next dinner party.
Pine and Blue
Knotty pine furniture gets a hit of elegance with true-blue accents throughout this dining space. The lack of any other non-neutral accent shade keeps the look cohesive, allowing all design elements to cohabitate with clashing.
Shades of Blue
A pastel wall paired with a slightly brighter blue rug adds texture to this otherwise monochromatic color palette. Choosing a transitional style dining set, complete with upholstered armless chairs, and flanking the set with armoires turns the dining area into a floating oasis.
Just a Pop
Bright teal chairs and accents make this otherwise neutral space feel special, popping against the periwinkle-veering-purple wall color.
Mixing Traditional with Transitional
Dark wood, elegant light fixtures, and a stunning tray ceiling all scream traditional, but the sky blue upholstered dining chairs add that touch of modernity that keeps the room fun.
Navy and Beige
Navy is black’s more unexpected yet stoic cousin, and it proves its worth in this space. Where black would create a harsh contrast with the white coffered ceiling and beige walls, navy lends an elegant flair that doesn’t jar the eye.
Grounding Bright Blues
White walls and bright blue painted furniture complete with true-blue tile accents can easily make a space feel a bit kitschy. But a black chandelier, beige tiles, and traditional window treatments help bring the room back down to earth.
Go Bold with Stripes
This take-no-prisoners design features bold blue striped walls complete with the shade’s contrasting color on the color wheel: orange, represented by super warm wood. It works for several reasons: the interesting shape of the room, ample natural light, and the use of a dark wood dining set to create an anchor.
From Basic to Stunning
This space could have been the most boring dining room in the world, but the bright blue upholstered chairs paired with warm wood add life to a beige space.
All Blue, All Day
Outside of a smattering of white, this space plays with multiple shades of blue in various textures and prints to create contrast in a monochromatic palette.
Neutral and Blue
A chevron print accent wall paired with a neutral wood dining set and beams make for a dramatic yet balanced look.
Modern and Bright
The striped blue wall and white canvas act as the perfect eye-catching backdrop for a blond wood dining set with striking shell side chairs.
Driftwood and Blue
Bleached wood floors and coordinating dining table look right at home against this beautiful muted blue wall color. The use of modern-style furniture maintains a clean line of sight throughout the room, keeping it open and bright.
Creating a Nook
Not all homes are lucky enough to house a dedicated dining space, but the blue walls here create separation between the eating area and the rest of the kitchen.
Navy and Yellow
Navy walls paired with gray wood and a natural jute rug pop against bright yellow seating. And when the owner tires of the bold shade, the navy wall will pair nicely with an endless array of other colors, from coral to white.