Whether you have an open-plan dining space or a dedicated dining room, it’s important to create an interior design mood that suits both casual mid-week meal times and more formal dinners with friends.

A room decorated in soft, chalky shades of green like eu de nil, seafoam, pistachio and verdigris can help you create a look that’s classic, calm and comfortable – yet always stylish. These gentle hues from the colour chart have a timeless quality that will put guests at ease immediately, and provide a great neutral decor background so you can let your personal interior design style shine through.

For a harmonious look, you could paint your cupboards or shelving in the same or similar shade of green as your wall decor or create a nostalgic feel with vintage-style accessories, like enamel tableware, coloured glassware and white furniture with distressed finishes.

Top the table with a bunch of fresh flowers, or instead use classic floral fabric or tableware to create a stylish setting.

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