HOT FOR HUE: GREEN DECOR IN THE DINING ROOM

March 1, 2018

This dining space is one of my all-time favorites! That's right, all-time. There is nothing I love more than a successful blend of classic and contemporary design with a fresh perspective. There are so many wonderful elements - the oval tulip style table with walnut top and hammered metal base, the white plaster chandelier, the geometric patterned wall covering, the classic chairs, all done on green on green, on green. Bravo!

 

[image via House Beautiful]

 

 

This timelessly elegant dining space by Mary McDonald speaks to a true traditional sensibility, yet still so stylish. I love that even the window hardware is painted green!

 

[image via Mary McDonald]

 

 

Still traditional, but more paired down, is this spectacular London townhouse dining room. The deep green walls allow the magnificent architectural details to stand out,

 

[image via 1st dibs]

 

 

For a green on green scheme with a bit more lightness to it, chose a wallpaper with a larger scale that is not so dense. The cream background in combination with the white trim molding and the white frames of the chairs keeps the green from feeling overwhelming.

 

[image via House Beautiful]

 

 

Too much green on green? Limit yourself to upholstered green dining chairs. But do be sure they make a statement. From the silhouette, to the contrasting upholstery on the front and back, these chairs are so fabulous! This entire space is fabulous, really.

 

[image via de Gournay]

 

 

Looking for a bit more drama and a little less tradition? Go bold and graphic with your neutrals. The chairs will still pop, but the space as a while will have more edge. This Queen of Spain wallpaper by Schumacher is another all-time favorite of mine.

 

[image via decorpad]

 

 

Completely opposite but equally dramatic is this crisp and minimal white on white space with almost no pattern. The potted trees seem to perfectly match the green upholstery on the chairs, and add just the right amount of texture to the space.

 

[image via brabbu]

 

 

Rather than green chairs, an option with less commitment is, you guess it, green paint on the walls. All furnishings in this dining space are neutral, but full of texture and a bit of pattern. I do love these deep green walls, but if you ever tire of them, they can easily be repainted.

 

[image via A Beautiful Mess]

 

 

I could not go without including some fiercely lacquered walls and an unexpected color choice for the ceiling.  This one is for the risk takers!

 

[image via Ken Fulk]

 

 

Green may not have been the first color that came to mind when considering an update in your dining room, but I hope these rooms have inspired you to give it some thought.

 

Lissette

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

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