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Dining Room Curtain Color Advice

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No one wants to have a curtain color choice disaster. It can be hard to envision what color curtains will work best with your furnishings and paint color. This is a guide about dining room curtain color advice.
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January 23, 2018

I need a curtain for a sliding door in the dining room. It's driving me crazy. The walls are red and the cabinets are red and green. What color should I use?

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January 23, 20180 found this helpful

I would defiantly go with a lighter color as it seems rather dark in there. A cream or light beige would look really nice !!

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January 23, 20180 found this helpful

It depends how youll use the curtains. Is the curtains only to cover at night, or during the day for daylight.

I would go with an off white, or shade of white if you are not looking to block off sun.

If you want to block off sun, Id go with a green.

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January 23, 20180 found this helpful

This room is kind of dark and gloomy. Use a white or off-white curtain.

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January 23, 20180 found this helpful

Light shimmery gold to brighten it up but keep it snazzy. Cute room!

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January 23, 20181 found this helpful

You've got an dramatic color scheme, so you are right to be careful about the color choice!

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I love the natural wood doors and trim you have that give a softer counter point to the red and green. Instead of introducing a new color, I would take your color cue from that.

Fabric choice is important, too. An opaque fabric would make it so hard to get the right color, whereas a luminous sheer will have numerous color variations throughout, as the light hits it. Choose a shade as close to the warm hue of the woodwork as possibble. You can go a "little" lighter, or slightly darker but be careful...especially going darker. You don't want it to stand out...it should feel as neutral as the woodwork.

A lighweight liner in a similar color can be added...this will also help in getting the feel closer to the woodwork. THAT's where you can experiment with lighter and darker versions of the hue behind the sheer to get the right look. Be sure to do this in the doorway. Like paint, view it with daytime natural light, and in the evening with the chandelier.

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I couldn't find quite the right color in a ready made curtain, but played a little with one to give you an idea.

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January 23, 20180 found this helpful

I sort of like the idea of going with a teal green color. I think it would add to the room and blend the colors nicely.

But on the other hand if you want to lighten up the room, you should go with a very light tan color almost cream color.

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January 26, 20180 found this helpful

Green

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January 27, 20180 found this helpful

I agree that a lighter shade of curtain would brighten up the room but the first question would be "why are you using curtains at this door"?

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  • Are you just looking for something to semi block what is on the other side of the door or do you want to completely block the scene?
  • It looks like you are trying to hide a laundry room and that would take a heavier material.
  • It looks like you are talking about a "hidden" door (one that slides into the wall) so that means you will have to install some sort of "hanger" on the outside part of the door frame.
  • Will you ever wish to tie back the curtains so the entrance will be open?
  • Sheer curtains would mean you could see the door frame when open so will that work for you?
  • Thicker, heaver curtains may be difficult to navigate through if the door is in constant use.
  • A very light sheer "color" will not block the view to the other room but it will stand out so think about that also.
  • Ecru, beige or creme may not stand out as much as white but would still blend in with your other colors.
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February 4, 20180 found this helpful

I was looking for a curtain for a sliding glass door that leads outside to the patio. Not the door in the picture. The picture was just to show the color of the room. Thank you

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March 30, 2018

My living room walls are white with a complex grey trim. My furniture is a solid grey velvet with with navy blue and white faux fur throw pillows on it.

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What color curtains do I need to complete my look?

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March 30, 20180 found this helpful

Either a white or a gray in the same color family you have now.

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March 30, 20180 found this helpful

I thought so just wanted to make sure. Thanks a bunch Judy.

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March 30, 20180 found this helpful

Sounds like you like the neutral colors. You do not say if you be using drapes (solid/thick) or lighter weight (or sheer) curtains but either type sounds like a solid color might work best.

  • You may want to try a light gray curtain or one with tiny specks of red (but not too much) and maybe a couple of red throw pillows just to brighten up the scene.
  • Or maybe a red lamp?
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March 31, 20180 found this helpful

Personally, I'd go with a darker blue curtain with a light blue trim. I think this would tie it all in nicely. Unless you'd like a lighter curtain color, then go with a dust blue curtain with a dark blue trim.

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November 7, 20130 found this helpful

I have a dining room with dark grey walls and I don't know what color curtains to do. The room has a sliding glass door and four windows, so there is plenty of light. There is a breakfast bar that connects the dining room to the kitchen that has black, grey, white, and tan in the countertops. Any ideas? Thanks!

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By Jill P.

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November 9, 20130 found this helpful

Hi Jill, I picture light colored linen curtains for your windows. Something along the same color in your counter. For the higher windows, you could go long or short and use long for the slider door of the same material. If you wanted to dress them up you could sew (or tacky glue!) on grey toned embelishments. Good luck!

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November 9, 20130 found this helpful

I would use a soft rose color. Look at your picture and how the color of the flowers on the table just pop. I would also get a tablecloth to match. If everything in the room is solid, you could use a print to add some dimension.

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October 15, 2016

I have brown carpet and creamy white walls in the dining room. I need to add color for curtains, any suggestions? I like blue gray colors and maybe some texture. Please help. I do not want to use green.

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October 15, 20160 found this helpful

I did an internet search myself to find out what color drapes I should use in my living room. One of the websites mentioned to go with solid color drapes if you have a sofa with printed fabric. And go with printed drapes if your sofa is a solid color. They say to match your drapes to your wall color. If you have padded chairs in your dining room that are a solid color, go for a printed drape. But if the fabric on your chairs are printed, stay with a solid color drape. I'll be making my own drapes for my living room.

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February 2, 2016

I'm looking for a curtain color that goes with my dining room table and chair, as the pic shows. Should I get gold curtains or what color? Please help me out with this. Thank you.

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February 4, 20161 found this helpful

Going by the wall, floor and cushion covers, I think a rich wine color might look nice.

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October 23, 2015

I am looking for curtain color ideas for my dining room which has Sedona clay wall paint, oak wood floors, and white furniture. My kitchen runs off of the DR and has taupe walls, oak cabinets, and black/gold speck and dark green mix granite counter tops. I need suggestions for curtain colors please. Oh yes there are a lot of windows! Thanks.

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November 21, 20150 found this helpful

Have you considered any of Benjamin Moore's suggestions? If your furniture is a warm white, you might like their warm selection. If it is a cool white, you might like their cool selection.

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March 27, 20150 found this helpful

I have a brown accent wall and two other walls that are cream color; with sage dining room chairs. What color curtains would go well with that combination of brown, cream, and sage?

By Lynn

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March 30, 20150 found this helpful

Curtains that are either brown, cream, or sage, or a print that combines two or three of the colours.

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November 13, 20130 found this helpful

I would like a suggestion for a color for draperies for a small den/dining room in which the walls are antique white, tan cermanic tile floor, all dark brown furniture, and adjacent room with blue carpet.

By B. A.

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November 15, 20130 found this helpful

I always use a soft camel color, not beige but a bit brighter...but not a red tone. I find I can blend everything else in when I use that as a basic color.

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January 7, 20150 found this helpful

We just repainted our dining room walls. The bottom half is jaded Janet and the upper is an off yellow. What color curtains would go with this?

By Jorietta S. from Muncie, IN

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