Colorful dining chairs – Modern Mix Up

It is funny how in a period of about five years the term ‘matching’ has almost become a dirty word in the interior design vocabulary. Mixing it up is what it’s all about right now and this applies to all rooms in the home; the dining room and dining chairs are no exception.

A mix-up of modern dining chair styles and colors definitely adds pizazz and personality to both formal and open plan kitchen / diners. And as someone who loves color, I can’t think of anything better than being given the choice of sitting on the chair that most suits my mood and personality (as long as it is comfortable!).

Here are some of Design Lovers Blog’s favorite inspiration pictures of colorful, mixed up dining chairs. Go have some fun with it!!!


Mixing metal and wood in vibrant colors gives this space a fresh, modern look with a relaxed, rustic edge.


Love the mix of chairs in neutral tones allowing the oversized pendant lights and wall treatments to dominate.


This room is perfection to me – the stark white walls and glossy floorboards serve as the perfect backdrop to these cheerful, colorful Tolix Maraix chairs and metal pendants.


Think the same style of chair in different colors is too boring? Prefer something more eclectic? Add fun and interest by combining different styles of chairs in different colors.


Image: From the most casual of spaces to the grandest of dining rooms, colorful chairs always impress.


Love the unexpected shot of orange on the base on this table and the crisp white and yellow chairs.

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This room oozes style and sophistication!


For a more youthful look choose chairs in primary colors.


In this eat in kitchen the soft furnishings are chosen to compliment the multi-colored chairs or vice-versa. The sorbet colors create a very feminine space.


For a sophisticated, masculine look, mix natural wood and metal chairs with just one accent color.


A beautiful selection of Eames molded plastic dowel leg side chairs become the focal point in this minimal room.


Blend traditional with modern by using traditional furniture pieces with bright upholstery.




This image makes me think how effective and easy it would be to take three similar / the same stools and modify each one to create interest. Dip the legs of one in colored paint, wrap wool around the legs of another and keep the third as is. Might be time to me to do some DIY.



I love this eclectic mix of furniture styles and colors and the bright pendant light. So fun and fresh.




Colorful Tolix stools looks fab next to this weathered table.


A true rainbow of colors in these mid-century chairs.


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No. 1  Vitra DSR Plastic Chairicon by Charles Ray Eames | Heals (UK); No. 2 Vitra DSW Chairicon by Charles Ray Eames | Heals (UK); No. 3  Kubikoff Angel POP Chairicon | Occa Home (UK) No. 4 Vitra Panton Dining Chairicon | Occa Home (UK); No. 5  Vitra Vegetal Chairicon | Occa Home (UK); No. 6 Kubikoff Angel Chair with optional seat padicon | Occa Home (UK)

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No. 7  Reidar Chair, yellow | Ikea; No. 8  Roxo Chair, turquoise | Ikea; No. 9  111 Navy Chair® | Design within Reach; No. 10 Lisboa Side Chair | Design Within Reach; No. 11  Calligaris Wein Dining Chairicon | Heals (UK); No. 12 Heal’s Ellie Chair By Bethan Grayicon | Heals (UK)

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No. 13 Kartell Masters Chairicon By Philippe Starck Chair Sage Green | Heals (UK); No. 14  Tolix Classic ‘A’ Chair | Graham and Green (UK); No. 15  Classic Metal Cafe Chair (Pair) | Interior Addict (UK); No. 16 Vitra DAR Armchairicon by Charles & Ray Eames | Heals (UK); No. 17  Waterfall Armchair | Graham and Green (UK) No. 18  Wishbone Chair | Design within Reach

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See our blog post “Color Flair – Wishbone Chair” about the iconic ‘CH24′ known as the ’Y’ or ’Wishbone’ Chair designed by Hans J. Wegner in 1949.

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17 Responses to “Colorful dining chairs – Modern Mix Up”
  1.' Ruth says:

    I love this trend – and how versatile it is! My dream room is the one with white walls/floors and the bright Tolix Maraix chairs. Simply stunning! So fresh and inviting :)

    •' admin says:

      Thanks Ruth. Yes, there is something about white floors and walls with bright colored accents that always works for me too.

  2. Really awesome chairs.. I become a chair lover from now onwards. Really nice to see your blog. I am also going to fill my home by chairs.. Thanks a lot.

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  3.' Martyna says:

    I love this trend! I makes the space a little bit happier and cosier! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

    • Jill says:

      Thanks Martyna. I agree – who doesnt love a happy home. btw – I just checked out your blog – it’s fab.

  4.' Synergy Bob says:

    I love the colors! The whole mix and match idea can let people get super creative with their choices. These chairs would make any room pop. Great post!

  5.' Grace says:

    Those chairs are so bright! Great post!

  6. Modern designing chairs with excellent colorful designs. These chairs are mind blowing seating furniture. Everyone is showing its uniqueness in the among them. If I furnished my room with these amazing chairs, my room would become colorful and seem very modern.

  7.' Tim says:

    My wife and I are looking for different colored chairs for a kitchen eating area. We really like the high back woods ones (blue, yellow, green and white) that are displayed around a white round table with silver chandelier. Any idea where we can get them?

  8. It looks fantastic, but I think I would personally prefer a less colourful bunch of chairs. It looks just a little to overwhelming in terms of the design . I like the colours to be consistent.

    • Yes, each to our own. It definitely works better in a more modern environment as opposed to a more traditional interior, but I appreciate we all have different tastes.

  9.' Teresia G says:

    Awesome chairs ..we are looking for the same for our dining room.

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