Eggplant: On the Walls, Not the Table

Dining rooms are a place to get dramatic. They're often used for entertaining and they're a room where we might take risks we would't dare elsewhere. That's where eggplant comes in. It might a a vegetable (a fruit, actually), but it's also a dark, rich, sexy color that would make a bold statement in the dining room:

So, while the eggplant on your plate might be something spectacular, also consider what it could be on the walls! We especially love the color paired with creamy whites as seen in a few of these examples.

Related: Recipe: Lentils with Broiled Eggplant

(Images: Domino, Windsor Smith, HB Home, Birmingham Home & Garden, Angie Hranowsky)