Monday, September 8, 2008

Colorful Inspiration for the Dining Room

Today, I'm in the mood for vivid and in your face color!
I always think of my friend Anne over at Annechovie
when it comes to bright colours as we share this love in
common. Make sure you stop by her site this week as
she's having a give away of her beautiful art work.

How about we start with this shiny orange dinette with
red accents around the room. Kind of hard to get the
blues in a room like this.

This boutique had an amazing dining set with
matching dishware so I had to include it in this
post. Isn't the round orange shag rug amazing?

Green and Pink has always been an attractive
combination for girls. And why not indeed, it's
the color of roses in a graden. Here it's done in
a modern and playful whay. I love the chrome
accents on the furniture. How about that
rainbow colored chandelier?

The vintage houseware and the word
BUTCHER across the top of the kitchen
really makes this kitchen a fun place.

Talk about someone who's not afraid
of color. What a gorgeous jade green
mirror paired with turquoise and warm
colors. It really makes a statement.

Bet you didn't imagine that Red and white could look
like this. The designer really did a great job in balancing
the bold color with whites to tone it down. The result
is no less dramatic and I adores the chandelier.

Found this lovely Turquoise dining room from
Erin's House of Turquoise. I love how the accent
color or deep rose/magenta offsets the richn

Who could ever forget Mary McDonald's design
of this fabulous green dining room. The wallpaper
is absolutely amazing.

A modern and glamorous dining room in light
hues of aquamarine and green. A very
soothing color.

For all of you turquoise blue lovers, Yes - you can have
an all turquoise dining room! The pop art on the wall
really pops off the walls for a fun and whimsical room.
What an awesome bird cage in the corner.

I really love this photo. It really shows how you can
take white walls and cover it with decorative items to liven
up the wall. In this case, it's taking plates as art to a whole
new level. The decorative detailing around the door frame
is simply divine.

I hope you've had some fun
color inspiration from this post.

A big thank you to Terri Sapienza a the Washington Post
for featuring this post as the pick of the week.


Anonymous said...

So much color! Thanks for posting, I'm definitely inspired. My favorite is the last picture - everything is working for me, the girl in dress and heels reading a paper, the colorful plates, the tables, the chandeliers, the wispy thin tablecloth... amazing!

Sarah said...

Oops, sorry for leaving my info blank, that anonymous was me with cold clumsy fingers!

Visual Vamp said...

Why would anyone be afraid of color?
What a great post to start the week off with!

Marnie said...

love the color - pop pop pop -

annechovie said...

Hi Karen,
Marnie put me on to this post - thanks so much for your kind words and mention. I love the photos - great choices all! Thanks for the inspiration and have a great week!

Sue said...

Oh, I love all those colorful dining rooms. So cheerful and crisp.

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

ooooh, that first pic and those 2 last pics are all just amazing. I am suddenly thinking I really need some orange chairs:)

flow said...

oh i feel like i need some color in my life now! so beautiful. thanks for sharing.


Ursie B said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Loving all of these rooms! Hey, I just saw a post on Apartment Therapy on how to mock tuft a sofa & thought of you. Go check it out.


tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Lots of fun!!

M ^..^

Things That Inspire said...

The Mary McDonald room is one of my all time favorites!

I am about to paint my very vivid pompeii red dining really isn't me (although I have had it that color for 10 years!), and I am yearning for something quieter. However, I still appreciate all of these bold rooms!

Ana Carini said...

And I also loved this post as well, very inspiring and colorful :)

T. Allen said...

What a great post! I LOVE bold colors! Thanks for sharing.


Pascale said...

Une belle variété de couleur pour ses pièces à diner, ton blog une fois de plus nous permet de prendre des idées pour notre décoration.


Anonymous said...

Everyone needs a room in their house that has a copious amount of color, and these don't dissapoint. I especially love the pink and green--more like acid and fuschia--these bright colors are suprisingly easy to live with!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Karen - fabulous post - you knew I'd love this one :-)

Hey - have a fabulous time in Jordan - you lucky thing you :-)



All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

PS AND congrats on the Washington post mention - I was hoping you'd get a mention sooner or later :-)

house decor said...

Hmmmm i love colour but i think less is more.

Down Comforter said...

I love all the colorful dining rooms.

Aparna said...

thanks for sharing this nice post.

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Jane Ann Maxwell said...

I love the bold use of color. These pix are great. Nice blog.

dining room table said...

Those dining sets are so inspiring. I think I need to change my dining sets. I am so in love in the first sets of dining tables and chairs. They are so lovely.

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