Dining Room Paint Colors: Going Yellow

DIY Blogger Michael Wurm Jr of Inspired by Charm tells Glidden® how to bring the beautiful details of an old home to life through color.



For as long as I can remember (before I ever owned a house), I knew that I wanted bright and happy dining room paint colors. I was always attracted to the combination of orange and green, two of my favorite colors. So when I was deciding on my dining room paint colors, I knew they would be the perfect choice.
Inspiration hit when I stumbled across an ambiguous floral/zebra green print fabric. Once I had this in hand, I knew that my walls needed to be a sunny golden yellow. To my surprise, the combination was perfect! My house was constructed in 1917, and as I paint rooms throughout the house, I have found that neutral colors, especially warm grays, seem to work the best. These colors allow the architecture and the character of the home to shine. Needless to say, I was happy to find that the cheerful and sunny color of my “bright-and-happy-dining-room” dreams worked perfectly!



Because my home was built almost a century ago, it has the gorgeous molding that was the style back then. When I bought the house, most of the molding was painted a cream color. A few coats of bright white paint really brought the space to life, giving it a clean and more contemporary feel. The white molding and yellow walls are the perfect combination for dining room paint colors.



A few unique and colorful accessories and furnishings complete the space and tie everything together. I love when a vision becomes reality. It also gives me the courage I need to play with other vibrant colors throughout my home. I think sometimes it’s essential to get color on the wall to see how sensational it can really be!



For a similar color palette, try Buttered Sweet Corn, Spring Leaf, and White on White.

Michael Wurm Jr.

Michael Wurm, Jr. is an interior designer, cook, DIYer, and writer behind the lifestyle blog Inspired by Charm.