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Living Rooms / Dining Rooms

Living 01

The Speaker of the House

This is the space that people save for their guests. So beyond the exterior and curb appeal, living rooms are what a home will be known for in the outside world. Consider your statement.

Living rooms are where a home expresses its personality to guests in the most direct manner. Level of sophistication, style and elegance are all quickly read in the décor of a living room. Additionally, the degree of formality that a home projects is determined by the living room. Color schemes set the context for the story that the living room will tell. Neutral and muted palettes will tend to let the furnishings shine, while more dramatic non-neutrals must have furnishings that can hold their own within the more powerful setting.

Living 02

Dining Rooms: Where Rituals Happen

Will you be casually or formally dining? Or, perhaps something in the middle. Just dining? In general, the deeper, richer or darker you go, the more formal the mood will be.

The rituals associated with the breaking of bread and events that take place in the dining room are the most important social acts during which a home must perform well. Again, color schemes will set the stage for these ritual functions of the household. Expectations for mood and manners will be set, in part, by the colors on the walls. How would you like to set the tone for your most important events? From enchanting to raucous, it will begin with color.

For more information, download our Living Room / Dining Room Color Card PDF.


Walls

Flat
<5
Velvet
5-9
Eggshell
10-15
Low Sheen
20-25
Semi-Gloss
40-50
Gloss
70-80
High Gloss*
>85
Family Room
Living Room
Dining Room
Bedroom
Kids' Room
Kitchen & Bath
Hallways

Accent & Trim

Flat
<5
Velvet
5-9
Eggshell
10-15
Low Sheen
20-25
Semi-Gloss
40-50
Gloss
70-80
High Gloss*
>85
Doors & Windows
Molding
Cabinets
Plantation Shutters

*Ask a Dunn-Edwards representative about product availability.


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