A kitchen family room facilitates combined socialising and meal preparation. A well-planned kitchen family room combines two activities, but provides separation where needed. Kitchen family room combinations inevitably become the central gathering location in a home, so you want to make the space as welcoming to family, friends and guests as possible. Decorating the space with a warm, natural colour palette helps establish an inviting feeling for the rooms so family and friends feel comfortable in the space. Some warm colours that work well in a kitchen family room include yellow, terracotta, orange and tan. In larger spaces, richer shades like wine and chocolate brown may work as well. When paint shopping for your kitchen family room, do not assume that you must use the same shade in both areas.
You can choose two complementary colours so the areas each have a distinct feel. If you install a large built-in cabinet unit in your kitchen, add a matching unit at the other end of the space in the family room portion. To further unite the two spaces, paint the cabinets the same colour so the areas feel as if they are tied together. Another way to create visual unity is to use the same type of flooring throughout the space so there is no break as you move between the areas.