One of the most common questions we get asked is if dining tables and chairs have to match and the answer is absolutely no. Dining chairs do not have to match a table, but should be combined. Chaya recommends using the dining table style as a starting point. The chairs should fit well on the table.
They don't necessarily have to be the same, otherwise they might seem too coincidental. Think about compatibility and what elements they might have in common, such as the style period, the type of finish, or the level of formality. You can also think of an element that unites them, such as the legs or a small detail. Contrast is also a good option, choosing chairs that highlight the features of the table.
No, your dining table shouldn't match your kitchen cabinets, but they should be coordinated. A common mistake is to have the same shade of wood in both the kitchen and the dining room, or to have the same closet color in both spaces. This can make spaces appear small and cramped. A better approach is to choose a coordinated color for the cabinets in both rooms or to use a different type of wood on the dining table than in the kitchen cabinets.
This will help create a visual separation between the two spaces and make them look like separate rooms.