Create a cosy dining space in the kitchen

Use colour to create a harmonious multi-purpose 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 carefully choose the colour scheme to tie the two zones together. Cool neutrals like soft greys and powdery whites work beautifully in both the kitchen and dining room.

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 midnight blue feature wall is a simple way to mark the dining area as a place to come together. Anchor the look with accessories in similar hues. Cooks will feel instantly calm in the presence of neutrals, while the bold statement colours will make mealtimes a cosy affair.