(NC) From family meals to intimate gatherings with friends, the right ambiance can instantly elevate any occasion. To create a warm, welcoming space, start by choosing colours that invite you and your guests to the table.
Drawing from a palette inspired by fall’s warm hues and turning leaves, you can make your dining space the best seat in the house. Here, Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares her professional advice to help you create memorable dining moments at home.
Bring the restaurant experience home. Thoughtfully pair the colours in your dining space with food. “To emphasize the art behind every dish, shades of red are always a great choice,” says Grech. “Favourite reds from Benjamin Moore such as Rosy Apple 2006-30 and Caliente AF-290 will make food look almost too good to eat, and ensure your family and friends are left craving more.”
Choose colours that spark conversation. For fans of intimate dinner parties that last into the evening, Grech recommends incorporating rich, earthy hues such as Caponata AF-650 and Warmed Cognac AF-235, as these comfortable and convivial shades will encourage your guests to linger at the table just a little bit longer.
Visual effects create a separate dining room. If you don’t have a designated dining room, you can easily create a space that celebrates dining at home by colour-blocking a portion of a wall. Just as a plate focuses the eye on the meal, colour blocking can help focus the eye on one specific section of the space and create a defined area, even when you have an open-concept floorplan.
“Painting a colour block is a great weekend project, and Aura Waterborne Interior Paint helps you achieve professional results at home so you can always dine in style.”