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Top 5 Red Paint Colors for the Dining Room

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Dec 17, 2015 @ 11:12 AM

Best Paint Colors to use in a Formal Dining Room:

Hues of red often accent the walls of traditional formal dining rooms. Take a look at the NC new home photos below to see modern examples of how to integrate traditional red paint with contemporary dining room styles, trim features, and built-ins.



Most Popular Paint Colors for a Dining Room:

Dining rooms are usually built as formal spaces with columns, archway entrances, window rows, chair rail trim, wainscot panels, trey ceilings, and butler's pantries. Special details like trim style and built-in cabinetry features will help determine the best paint color schemes for your dining room.

Get ideas for your new home paint colors from these red dining rooms. And see why red paint is no longer reserved for traditional home plans.

Red Paint Color #1: "SW 2915 Sun-dried Tomato"

This formal dining uses two popular paint colors, red and gray, with white accents in the trim, wainscoting, and trey ceiling details.

A mini crystal changelier centers the formal dining table. Archways lead to the kitchen (with butler's pantry in the hallway) and foyer.

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This great room - photo from a version of the Statesman - is painted in SW 2915 Sun-dried Tomato by Sherwin Williams.

Red Paint Color #2: "SW 7593 Rustic Red"

A deep, rustic red paint highlights the custom trim features in this formal dining room, including the square wainscot panel design and octagonal trey ceiling.

Around the corner, get a glimpse of the built-in butler's pantry cabinets.

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This great room - photo from a version of the Maple Lane - is painted in SW 7593 Rustic Red by Sherwin Williams.

Red Paint Color #3: "Rum Spice 160F-5" and "Colony Buff 7723"

Red paint tends to work best when paired with other strong elements, such as a crystal chandelier or accent paint color.

In this formal dining room, a beige paint ("Colony Buff 7723") on the lower portion of the walls gives more texture to the room. Dual columns also break up the space, and soften the bold paint choices.

Top 5 Red Paint Colors for the Dining Room | North Carolina Custom Homes

This dining room - photo from a version of the Sutherland - is painted in Rum Spice 160F-5 by Behr and Colony Buff 7723 by Sherwin Williams.

Red Paint Color #4: "SW 7595 Sommelier"

White wainscoting, coffer ceiling, and column contrast against the dark red dining room paint selection.

For confidence when choosing a deep paint color, make sure to ask your builder how trim, columns, coffer ceilings, and other details can work together with your paint selections.

Top 5 Red Paint Colors for the Dining Room | North Carolina Custom Homes

This dining room is painted in SW 7595 Sommelier by Sherwin Williams.

Red Paint Color #5: "SW 6320 Bravado Red"

White trim and wainscoting panels are a great design technique to break up any paint color, including a bright red hue.

The two-step trey ceiling, archways, and arched nooks allow you to make bolder paint choices in this formal dining room.

Top 5 Red Paint Colors for the Dining Room | North Carolina Custom Homes

This great room - photo from a version of the Oak Lane - is painted in SW 6320 Bravado Red by Sherwin Williams.


More Popular Dining Room Paint Colors

Here are links to formal dining rooms painted in gray, navy blue, green, beige, and other hues gaining popularity in North Carolina new homes:

  1. Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal HC - 166 - Dark gray formal dining room wainscoting
  2. SW 6244 Naval - Deep navy blue dining room
  3. SW 6178 Clary Sage - Soft green formal dining room paint
  4. SW 7036 Accessible Beige walls with coffer ceiling in SW 7039 Virtual Taupe

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to learn more about building an NC custom home - with the help of an interior design expert throughout the selection process.

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13 Top Wainscoting Ideas | Raleigh New Home Builders

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Dec 03, 2013 @ 13:12 PM

13 Top Wainscoting Ideas

Tips and Photos from Raleigh New Home Builders

Wrap it in wainscoting!

Create excitement with designer wainscoting - with formal flair for all the special spaces in your custom home. What does it cost to build a new home with crown molding and wainscoting? Tell us which floor plan you'd like to know more about, and we'll tell you what it takes to build.

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Ways to Wainscot #1: All encompassing

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Ways to Wainscot #2: Window setting

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Ways to Wainscot #3: Clean, bold lines.

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Ways to Wainscot #4: Contemporary Grey

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Ways to Wainscot #5: Warm and white.

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Ways to Wainscot #6: Frame and wrap.

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Ways to Wainscot #7: Exquisite heritage.

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Ways to Wainscot #7: Fresh dimensions.

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Ways to Wainscot #8: Classic and subtle.

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Ways to Wainscot #9: Wall of wonder.
 

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Ways to Wainscot #10: Cozy kid's quarters.

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Ways to Wainscot #11: Powder room pretty.

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Ways to Wainscot #12: Romantic retreat.

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Ways to Wainscot #13: Arched entries.

 

So there you have it - 13 photos that portray "what is wainscoting" - with the latest designer ways to add wainscoting in your Raleigh new home.

As you can see, wainscoting is a lower wall treatment that adds a more upscale, formal look to a room at minimal cost, with chair-rail molding, baseboard, and a series of design pieces that make wainscoting a distinct design.

You'll most often find wainscoting in formal dining rooms, foyer entryways, hallways and powder rooms, but as you can see, creative designers can show you ways to add wainscoting details to kitchen islands, columns, and anywhere else you want to spotlight.  

Got another idea for this kind of detail work? Tell us about it.

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Dining room wall ideas: Most popular wall treatments for new homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 @ 06:10 AM

Dining room wall ideas

More popular wall treatments for your new home

Get dining room wall ideas for your new home - below are some of the most popular wall treatments for Raleigh custom homes: chair rail, wainscoting, and columns.

Dining room wall idea #1: Chair rail

Dining room wall ideas: Most popular wall treatments

Chair rail is a classic and traditional way to add depth and formality to your dining room.

Chair rail is one of our top requested dining room features, and will continue to be popular in 2014 Raleigh custom homes.  

The Built In Art Niche in this version of the Summerlyn adds more unique character to this Dining Room.

 

 

 

 

Dining room wall idea #2: Rectangle wainscoting panels

Dining room wall ideas: Most popular wall treatments

 

Wainscot panels, also referred to as trim panels, usually extend about 1/3 of the wall height.

While wainscoting can stand on its own, formal dining rooms usually integrate wainscot panels below the chair rail for additional formality. 

White wainscoting can be matched with any wall color - although more traditional dining rooms tend to be painted red.

 

Dining room wall idea #3: Square wainscoting panels

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The shape, width, and height of dining room wainscoting can vary, depending on how you want your dining room to feel.

The antiqued light fixture and beige walls give this formal dining room a bit of mixed-genre character. 

 

 

 

Dining room wall idea #4: Columns

Dining room wall ideas: Most popular wall treatments

If you are looking for a more unique wall treatment, columns can create a huge impact.

See another example of a dining room with a column wall treatment in this version of the Summerlyn - click here.

 

 

 

 

 

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How to convert a formal dining room into a home office

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