Open-concept rooms need visual separation
disjointed. Likewise, you’ll want to consider the view from dining room into the kitchen.
The safe way to go is to use the same colour as was done in our feature room. The tranquil gray/green wall colour was used in both spaces, which keep everything in visual harmony. There are no strong colour contrasts to chop up the visual space. The white baseboards work well with this colour versus dark, wooden trim, which could appear dated. The wall colour is enhanced through artwork and accessories to a pleasing outcome. If you want a little more drama, you could use a co-ordinating colour, like soft yellow, on the back dining room wall. When viewed from the kitchen, you’d have the soft green half wall set against a soft yellow back wall, which would provide a little more visual contrast.
The single paint colour in our feature photograph does not provide a lot of visual separation of the two rooms. As well, the flooring is the same throughout. To help define the dining area, the designer has used an area rug, which also grounds the seating arrangement. This is a simple solution but an effective one. The oversized light over the table and cleverly placed artwork further delineates the dining area.