Interior Design Q&A: Colors for Open Kitchen, Dining Room

August 2, 2016 | 7:49 am
How should you decorate a home with an open kitchen/dining room design?
How should you decorate a home with an open kitchen/dining room design?


What color should I paint my kitchen and dining room? There is no break off point, so I need to paint both. I have Pergo floors in a wheat color and a green speckled counter top with a very small, narrow kitchen. I was looking at beige or a color called Tabu – a light green. I’ve hung a black chandelier over an oak table.


From what you have explained, your idea of using beige or light green sounds reasonable. A lighter color in your kitchen may help the kitchen appear larger. To help make a narrow space appear more proportioned, you may want to consider painting an accent wall. For example, use a darker color on the back wall of the kitchen or dining room. This should help bring the wall into the room and help to create a focal point. Make sure this “accent” wall is one you would want the eye to be drawn to (put your favorite artwork or furnishings against this wall). For more information contact Tuckey Restoration at 717-249-7052 or email


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