You’ll be surprised by how important this choice is to your guests’ appetites. No one who hosts a dinner party wants friends or family leaving hungry. Luckily, color is on your side. According to Sally Augustin, a principal at Design With Science who partnered with Sherwin-Williams, the shade you choose for your dining room has a dramatic effect on how much guests eat and the status of their appetite by the time they head home.
Increase Appetites: Yellows
If you want your guests to clear their plates (and then some), think about temperatures. “Research indicates that warm colors makes us feel hungry,” says Augustin. This includes yellow, which designer Ann Pyne used in this.
2. Increase Appetites: Oranges
According to Augustin, oranges also rev up appetites. But if you don’t want your formal space to feel like Halloween, go with a subtle shade, like cantaloupe. Here it blends beautifully into this 1936 Georgian-style home in Louisiana, which was designed by Melissa Rufty.
3. Increase Appetites: Reds
The color in this London townhouse, designed by Rob Southern, will also make guests’ stomachs rumble. Augustin says red will give people a boost of strength too, so make sure you have enough food for seconds.
Read more: http://www.housebeautiful.com/room-decorating/colors/g4463/colors-that-increase-and-decrease-appetites/