Choose a day-to-night colour scheme

When choosing a colour scheme for your kitchen, it’s important to choose hues that work just as well for family fun as they do for evening entertaining. Soft, chalky colours like pale lilac, sea green and duck egg blue are not only timeless, they’re also easy to dress up and down as the occasion calls for it.

These gentle colours have a timeless quality that will put guests at ease immediately, and provide a great neutral background so you can let you and your family’s style shine through.

Here, the walls have been painted in a wipeable matt paint in eau de Nil, which gives a fresh look to the room.

Reduce clutter with stylish storage solutions

In a busy family kitchen plenty of storage is essential – particularly to keep things out of reach of little hands! Here, the white cupboards make the room feel bright and spacious, while dark brown base units ground the whole scheme.

Add warmth with colour and texture

In this open-plan space, the honey-toned wooden furniture makes the room feel cosy and inviting. The benefit of a pine table is that if it gets scratched or marked, you can sand it down and re-varnish it.

Pine benches are also perfect for family life, as you can accommodate an extra guest at the last minute. Perfect for impromptu dinner parties!

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