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ASK ESTIE: WHAT COLOR SHOULD I PAINT MY DINING ROOM?


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THE MISSION:

Recently, a friend of mine turned to me to help her choose a wall color to complement newly purchased forest green dining chairs.

THE CURVEBALL:

The home is a 100 year old Brooklyn brownstone with uneven plastered walls, so the paint color must be forgiving.

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THE VERDICT:

A paint color matched to the new chairs is bold and edgy without overwhelming the small room. I am going with Benjamin Moore's Bavarian Forest here. But of course the colors should be tested in real life as lighting can vary vastly! Going a shade lighter or a shade darker intentionally can also create a more nuanced space, as long as it's within the same color family. Bright white ceiling and trim keeps things feeling light and fresh, especially in a smaller room. Make sure the white is a true white (Bright White and White by Benjamin Moore are some of my favorites) and doesn't have yellowish, pinkish, or greenish undertones.

For older walls that have imperfections, I recommend using a darker color as it does a better job of hiding damaged areas or overall wear. Eggshell or satin paint finish is another go to, as it's not as reflective as high gloss but still easy to wipe down, especially in an area where food is handled.

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I also love balancing the bold deep green with calming hues like soft grey and pale blush to keep it from becoming too intense. And of course I add my favorite accessory, brass accents to warm it all up. Curtain hardware, light fixtures, and a bar cart are perfect areas to inject brass detailing. And don't forget to continue the color scheme on to the table itself! Blush linens, brass flatware, and a complementary floral arrangement are all good ideas here.

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xoxo,

Estie

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