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I'm re-decorating our dining room, and I would really like to put an eggplant color on the walls.  However, I have a long, black rectangular dining-room table in the room.  I'm wondering if this combination would be too dark.   The room is very open.  When you walk into our home, it's the first room off the left of the foyer--flanked with columns on both sides, as you enter.  There is also a large window.  We'er also planning on placing a Cellula light over the dining room table, which would sparkle things up.  Do you think the eggplant and black furniture is a bad combination?  Would adding an accent color help?

Thanks you so much for any advice!

I don't think it's too much, but it is very dramatic (and I happen to love that in a dining room).  An accent color always helps, and there are several good ones for you to use, based on your color preferences.  You can successfully incorporate:  pale icy blue, pale green - like celery or sage, gold, silver or white.  If you want more earthy tones, consider eggnog (yellowish white) or nutmeg.  


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