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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.

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

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.

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

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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Woodburning Fireplaces for North Carolina Custom Homes

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

Wood Burning Fireplace Designs

North Carolina Custom Homes with Woodburning Fireplaces

See photos of wood fireplaces, and get answers to common home buyer questions about fireplace styles, pricing, and placement. 

Wood Burning Fireplaces | North Carolina Custom Homes

What's better, a gas or wood burning fireplace?

If you want easy to use, convenient, and picturesque heating in your home, consider a gas fireplace.

Gas fireplaces are installed with an on/off switch that releases and ignites natural gas for no-hassle use. 

 

Wood burning fireplaces are more rustic. Although they require more maintenance - you must deliver and dispose of wood and ash - many home buyers love the more natural feel of a wood fireplace. 

Read more about woodburning versus gas fireplaces, here. 

 

 

 

(See more photos of this NC custom home, a version of The Chalet Vert.)

Why are gas fireplaces more common in North Carolina custom homes?

Some counties in North Carolina no longer allow installation of woodburning fireplaces, due to air pollution issues. If you know you want a wood fireplace, ask your custom home builder for more information about how to inquire about local restrictions before purchasing a piece of land. 

Wood Burning Fireplaces | North Carolina Custom Homes

(For a photo tour of this home - a version of The Bostwick - click here.)

Does a gas or wood fireplace cost more?

Typically, a woodburning fireplace costs more than a gas fireplace.

One cost factor is the firebox, which must be built to withstand higher heat: Wood can burn hotter than gas.

 

Wood Burning Fireplaces | North Carolina Custom Homes

 

(See more photos of this NC custom home - a version of The Cannon.)

Today's woodburning fireplaces usually consist of a woodburning insert with a metal flue that reaches the roof, but this can still be a little more expensive than a gas fireplace.

A traditional masonry or brick chimney or firebox can add considerably to the cost, and are extremely rare in today's new homes.

What Determines the Cost of a Fireplace?

Cost is determined primarily by fireplace placement and materials. 

 - Interior versus Exterior Wall Placement:

Because a woodburning fireplace has to have a vent that goes straight up, the home needs to be designed with that in mind.

Gas burning fireplaces have a much lower installation cost when placed on an exterior wall - which is why many floor plans depict fireplaces on exterior walls. 

 - Surround and Mantel Materials: 

How complex do you want your fireplace surround, mantel, and/or seat to be?

North Carolina custom homes feature a wide range of fireplace surround materials from tile and stone to wainscoting and wood patterns. The amount - and complexity - of materials will factor into cost.

For instance, a full two story stone fireplace will cost significantly more than a standard height design. 

Fireplace Design Ideas | Raleigh Custom Homes

(This home - a version of The Remington - has three more fireplaces. See photos here.)

More on North Carolina Custom Home fireplaces... 

Wood Burning Fireplaces | North Carolina Custom Homes

Fireplaces with Wainscoting Accents

85 Fireplace Design Photos

Types of fireplaces for new home design

 

 

 

Contact Stanton Homes to learn more about building a custom home in North Carolina.

 

 

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