Looking for kitchen ideas for a busy family? Create a space that works for all occasions with a clever colour scheme.

A stylish family-friendly kitchen

Decorate a space that works for all occasions.

Choose a day-to-night colour scheme

When exploring kitchen decor ideas, it’s important to choose a colour scheme that works just as well for family fun as it does 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.

This gentle colour palette has a timeless quality that will immediately put guests at ease, and provide a great neutral background so your and your family’s style shines through.

Here, the walls have been painted in a wipeable matt paint in Dulux's Rich Matt, which gives a fresh look to the kitchen decor.

Reduce clutter with stylish storage solutions

In a busy family, storage is an essential part of kitchen designs – particularly to keep things out of reach of little hands! Here, 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 kitchen design, the honey-toned wooden furniture creates a cosy and inviting decor. 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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