15 Colorful Dining Room Ideas For A Cheery Home


While refreshing a home, most people will gravitate towards trending colors in bedrooms and bold kitchen cabinets. However, infusing dining spaces with fun colors and patterns is also a great way to update a home. Whether you prefer bright hues or whimsical furnishings, these colorful dining room ideas will inspire you to add some zest and sparkle to your own place.


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Discover These Colorful Dining Room Ideas For A Vibrant Home


Dine With Exquisite Flair

Dining room with coral fabrics, blue floral rug, abstract artwork and wallpapered ceiling

Photography By Dustin Peck

Maxwell Fabrics velvet panels flank a Sally King Benedict painting against Schumacher sisal walls in the dining room. Meanwhile, the colorful textiles in this space are perfectly layered together: Hickory Chair side chairs wear Clarence House’s Avery fabric, and Charles Stewart skirted seating dons Quadrille’s Fairie Enchantee Toile.

Azure Legacy In Bloom

dining room featuring hand-painted wallpaper and traditional furnishings in home by Kristen Woolery

Photography By Emery Davis Bastable

Gracie wallpaper establishes the dining room’s blue-and-blush palette. Bespoke chairs from Sedersi, Inc.—with Rose Tarlow Melrose House glazed linen on the front and Holland & Sherry cashmere wool on the back—surround a vintage Baker table. The chandelier is from Legacy Antiques.

A Technicolor Presence

Dining room with silver metallic wallpaper, a buffet cabinet, teal millwork and matching teal lamps

Photography By Brie Williams

Benjamin Moore’s Dragonfly graces the dining room’s millwork as draperies of Pierre Frey’s Naomie fabric in Mimosa drive home its Technicolor reinvention. Century Furniture’s Crossback chairs join the French Empire-style chandelier.

Striking Floral Fantasy

blue de Gournay dining room

Photography By Joshua McHugh

According to our 2023 wallpaper trends report, floral wallpapers like this de Gournay wallcovering are in. This colorful dining room also features a chandelier from Lamptouch and the client’s own table and chairs recovered in Jamie Stern leather. Pocket doors lead to the kitchen, which contains custom cabinetry dressed up with metal screens.

Breakfast In Bright Color

Dining room with long walnut table, green chairs, vintage white modern chandelier and graphic wallpaper with yellow touches.

Photography By Manolo Langis

Sunbrella fabric covers the seating in the breakfast room as well as the walls. The mixed-media piece is 25 and Still Alive (Omar) by L.A.-based artist Patrick Martinez.

Outfitted In Mid-Mod Fun

midcentury-modern breakfast nook with yellow chairs and banquette with colorful art

Photography By Haris Kenjar

The media room is outfitted with a colorful dining nook anchored by a banquette wearing Perennials, Misa and Maharam fabrics. Blu Dot chairs and artwork by Warren Dykeman enliven the space.

Designated Vintage Vibes

A rectangular, wood dining table circled by tall chairs in an orange fabric, atop a geometric rug and facing an Art Deco-style wallpaper

Photography By Stephen Busken

Vintage chairs from Gallery L7 in a Kravet velvet gather around a rift-sawn oak table interior designer Annette English designed herself. The draperies feature a Holly Hunt fabric and the drum pendant is Ironies.

Blessed With Fantastical Whimsy

dramatic dining room with fantastical wallpaper

Photography By Stephen Karlisch

Kit Kemp’s Mythical Land wallpaper and a ceiling painted Farrow & Ball’s Pitch Black give this colorful dining room a fantastical quality. An inherited Staffordshire collection lines Highland House étagères customized in coral lacquer. The raw-crystal chandelier suspends above a table by Iatesta Studio.

Pretty In Watercolor Pastels

dining space with Murano-glass chandeliers and hand-painted wallpaper

Photography By Stephen Karlisch

The length of the dining room’s custom William IV-style pedestal table from Mill House Antiques & Gardens accommodates two Fortuny Garbo nine-arm Murano-glass chandeliers overhead. Chaddock’s Carol chairs don contrasting fabrics: Schumacher’s Gainsborough Velvet in fawn on the fronts and Veere Grenney Associates’ Townline Road in pink on the backs.

Getting Ready For Fall

dining room with statement art and bold furnishings in home by Cori Pfaff

Photography By Chase Daniel

The Meridiani red dining room table and Cassina chairs, all from Scott + Cooner, sit below Philippe Malouin pendants from The Future Perfect. Phillip Jeffries’ coffered wood veneer wallcovering from David Sutherland is punctuated by Jason Seife art and draperies in a Stroheim sheer-linen blend from Cocoon.

Punchy Zest In A Colorful Dining Room

dining room with yellow chairs, elephant side table and sculptural chandelier

Photography By Carmel Brantley

Laura’s Masters Entangled chairs surround Orren Ellis’ Fallin dining table in the sun room. The chandelier, elephant side table from Show Pony and blown-glass table lamp are vintage. Four Hands’ Marina chaise and custom Fabricut draperies complete the scene.

A Beautiful Midnight In Paris

blue din stark rug

Photography By Joshua McHugh

Benjamin Moore’s Lakeside Cabin envelops the combined library and dining room, which features an antelope-print rug from Stark, a Henredon dining table and a medley of antiques, art and accessories from the Clignancourt flea market in Paris.

Living In Contemporary Color

colorful dining room with contemporary furnishings and art

Photography By Julie Soefer

Overlooking a Carlos Agustín outdoor sculpture, this dining space comprises of colorful dining room chairs in Verel de Belval silk satin and a Hellman-Chang mahogany table arranged atop a Stark rug. Artworks include a Rufino Tamayo still life, a pair of Florentine 18th-century cherubs and a Jazzamoart painting above the Minton-Spidell console.

Escape To This Colorful Dining Room

dining room with ovular dining table, yellow floral rug and red and white chairs by Ellen Hamilton

Photography By Francesco Lagnese

Made of combed plaster and sand stucco, the dining room walls were rendered by Orazio De Gennaro Studio. Demiurge New York chairs wearing a custom-embroidered Rogers & Goffigon fabric surround a Mattia Bonetti table. The chandelier is Studio Drift and the rug is Christian Bérard.

Effervescent 1950s Charm

Large dining room with chinoiserie wallpaper and burl wood dining table

Photography By Hector Manuel Sanchez

Gracie’s Secluded Garden wallpaper envelops this colorful dining room, which centers on a bespoke burl wood table by The CEH in Dallas, paired with Worlds Away Jude dining chairs from JDouglas in Atlanta. Draperies of celery-green glazed cotton by Norbar Fabrics frame the French doors as Arteriors’ Calla sconces flank a prized 19th-century secretary in the entryway beyond.