Recently I was stumped as to what to paint the dining room walls. So far I have painted the living room, kitchen and the top half of the hall antique white. I am trying to lighten up all that dark paneling. I was getting concerned that it was too much. After all, weavers love color. I invited a friend over for some advice. Her response was to paint two walls in the dining room barn red. RED? I love red but I wasn't sure I would like it on the walls! I went ahead and painted the top half on one wall red. I thought I would start with half and live with it a while then decide. I started painting the opposite wall red on Saturday. I sure hope I like it! I believe it will make the small dining room look deeper than it really is and that would be a good thing. The camera didn't really capture the colors very well but you will get the idea. The light color you see here and there on the chair rail is masking tape.