Option #1: Neutral table and colorful chairs. Bright chairs go well with a more subdued table. Shown: Eames Molded Plastic Side Chair, $229 at DWR and Big Sur Table, $1,699 at Crate & Barrel.
Option #2: If you have a hard time committing to color, bring it in with changeable accessories. Shown: Jackfruit Tablecloth from Anthropologie, $98 and Stockholm Table from IKEA, $429.
Option #3: Dress up dining room walls with wallpaper, a great backdrop for elegant dinner parties. Shown: Elizabeth Wallpaper in Turquoise from Graham and Brown, $40 per roll and Barn Table from Maine Cottage, $2,090.