Natural light is the key to ensuring the proper color values of each tone; however, when a white-on-white tablescape is lit artificially or with candlelight, each shade will be strongly influenced by bulbs or flames, causing the colors to read more warmly with yellow undertones.
A traditional, wood square dining table sets the stage for this dining room design. Black walls lower the lighting for a dramatic atmosphere contrasting the bright, midcentury modern pendant light fixture. Blue velvet chairs add a pop of pastel color against the boldness of the walls. A pair of black balloon chairs blend into the surroundings.
An elegant dining room with a carved wood table and statement-making aged bronzed and crystal chandelier opens up to a cozy seating area in front of a fireplace. The elegant black and gold painted console on the right is an ideal solution for media storage.
A traditional, elegant look is created with the dining table and chairs, antique chandelier and classic candlesticks in this historic ranch dining room. The rich shade of gray on the walls adds depth to the space.
This classic dining room features all-over neutral tones paired with traditional white crown molding and a soft floral area rug. Ivory chairs with floral upholstery are positioned around a round dining table, while a candelabra chandelier hangs above. A built-in hutch provides space for dining room decor.
This bright white county dining set commands the space in this traditional dining room. Transom windows help brighten this inviting room done in neutral tones. The space features white wood bar stools, espresso wood floors, French doors and a copper-toned chandelier.
In this formal dining room, the walls (in Sherwin Williams Salty Dog) and ceiling (with Thibaut navy blue and white Cochin wallpaper) were dark. So for a lighter touch, designers used a whitewashed chandelier by Currey and a cerused oak dining table from Theodore Alexander.
Light blue and gentle green provide contrast to the antique wooden furniture in this dining room. All colors are pulled together in a multicolor landscape painting that makes a strong statement in the traditional design style.