Colour schemes and decorating ideas for multi-functional kitchens.
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Create a cosy dining space in the kitchen

Use colour to create a harmonious multi-functional kitchen.

Defining the zones of a kitchen dining space can be tricky: where does the eating area stop and the kitchen begin? The key is to choose a considered colour palette to tie the two zones together. Cool neutrals like soft greys and powdery whites work beautifully in both kitchens and dining rooms.

Then, pick one or two accent colours to define the key elements of the dining area. Dining chairs painted a bold shade of red or a feature wall dressed in striking midnight blue is a simple way to mark the dining zone as a place to come together and reconnect. Anchor the look with accessories in similar hues. Cooks will feel instantly calmed in the presence of neutrals, while the bold statement colours will transform meal times into a cosy affair.