Dining Room

Red Dining Room Designs for Contemporary Living


Passionate and fiery, warm and welcoming red will certainly bring any dining room design to life.  A dramatic interior design touch, a contemporary red dining room will create a powerfully atmospheric setting for dinner parties and family meals.  For the romantic meal for two a red dining room provides the perfect backdrop.  Depending on the size of the room and the style selected, the red dining room can take on many guises.


Dress a red dining room up, for an ultra opulent appearance use heavy theatrical drapes of rich fabrics to create a palatial ambience.  Red fabrics will appear magnificent, gold drapes equally luxurious and touches of silver or grey will look sophisticated with a little more reserve.  For a more sleek and modern appearance bright shiny reds will balance black and white furniture in a simple geometric red dining room design scheme.  As a comparison, think of how stylish the impact of a Mondrian painting is.

If a totally red dining room seems too extreme, this bold mood enhancing color may be introduced to the dining room on feature walls and through ‘accents’ such as fabrics, light fittings and decorative items.  This is probably the most appropriate way to introduce a red dining room theme to a smaller environment


Of course to create a mellower atmosphere in a red dining room, it is possible to select colors that are less saturated.  Reds with a bluish tint are calmer and will imbue the environment with a rich intimate ambience.  Earthy reds, such as terracotta, introduce a relaxed Mediterranean appeal to a modern red dining room design.  These subtler hues will introduce pleasing warmth without being too bright.  Due to this psychological phenomenon, red is a great color choice for a dining room that faces to the north as it will create an illusion of warmth in a naturally cool room.

Red is fabulous color for a room that is associated with entertaining and enjoying the finer things in life.  So naturally it is a perfect color choice for the contemporary dining room.

by Jaz



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