How to Mix and Match Colorful Dining Chairs

These days we don’t have to convince anyone of the charms of mismatched seating.

Everywhere we see photos of different styles, shapes and materials around a single dining table. And since no two EcoChic pieces are exactly alike, we’re done a lot of thinking about how to create a harmonious ensemble from an assortment of chairs and benches.

Here are some of our ideas for throwing color into the mix in the dining room.


Choose Different Colors of the Same Design

Keeping consistency in silhouette and materials gives you room for variations in color. Many designers will offer a chair in a number of shades, so you can do all your shopping in one place.

Source: Bend Seating via YLiving

Many EcoChic pieces come in more than one palette. This ensemble of Gangway Dining Chairs shows how a common profile can unify these multicolored sidechairs.


Source: EcoChic Lifestyles


Incorporate Multicolored Patterns

This dining tableaux seems to have all the colors of the rainbow in its upholstered sidechairs and armchairs. And yet, the ensemble works together precisely because of the profusion of pattern. The ornate seat backs and weathered wood contribute to the textured welcoming feel of this room.

Source: Tasty Southern Chic

This arrangement of EcoChic chairs demonstrates their kinship in pattern, with worn and weathered paint creating a consistent dappled effect. Featured below (from outside in) are the Even Keel Bar Chair, Neptune Dining Chair, Even Keel Dining Chair, and Dock Holiday Chair.

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Stay Within the Same Color Family

In this approach, you stay with the same shade of blue, yellow, or red and go crazy with different shapes and materials of chair. This room mixes soft upholstered seating with metal, and includes a vase in a matching teal to tie things together.

Source: My Scandinavian Home

This ensemble of Neptune Dining Chairs shows off their the painted boatwood planks. You could place these beauties at the head of foot of your dining table, and fill in with other white and brown chairs in different styles.


Source: EcoChic Lifestyles


Create a Mix of Benches and Chairs

Benches are a great solution for tighter spaces. The absence of chair backs makes it easier to tuck them under a table or keep them from scraping the buffet. But you may still want chairs with seats for some diners. This room includes a blue tufted bench that provides a burst of color against the white slipcovered chairs and dark table.

Source: I Heart Organizing

We’ve designed several benches to complement our seating collection, including the eye-popping Buoy Crazy Bench seen here.

Source: EcoChic Lifestyles


The mix-and-match approach seems here to stay. And what better place to play with differences in color, shape, and material than in the dining room, where everyone has their own tastes and preferences.

Megan Risdon

CEO EcoChic

Megan Risdon is the CEO of EcoChic Lifestyles. She was inspired to found the company when she discovered the possibilities for crafting art furniture from colorful fishing boat wood.