Choose a common style
Out of time and out of fashion – furniture in a classic style. Such furniture will be relevant even after decades, because its key characteristic is style and sophistication. Furniture for the kitchen is subject to many influences, so it is better to give preference to the hardest woods:
For the design of the kitchen in a classic style, the furniture should not be painted, the tree should retain its most natural shade. As separate elements, furniture items made of forged metals or stone will fit perfectly into the interior. However, the main ensemble must be made of wood.
Furniture for a chipboard or MDF can become a more affordable option for decorating a kitchen in a classic style.
Minimalism style is a good solution for any kitchen. On the one hand, if it is used in a small kitchen, such a room will not be overloaded with details and the feeling of free space will be preserved. On the other hand, in a large and spacious kitchen, all unnecessary details will be hidden from prying eyes.
Comfortable kitchen furniture in a minimalist style and from a practical point of view. Since such furniture is not characterized by decorative details (whorls, carvings, reliefs), then from its surface it will be quite easy to remove dust, dirt, soot and grease that will somehow settle on it in the process of cooking.
Kitchen set in the style of minimalism can be made of the following materials:
In some cases, for example, for the manufacture of countertops in the style of minimalism, stone (marble) can be used.
Today interiors decorated in ethnic style are becoming more and more popular. It can be both local national features of the room, and exotic overseas:
- Native American
- Australian, etc.
When choosing furniture, this affects, above all, the dominant materials that are used to make it, as well as the color scheme. For example, for a kitchen decorated in an African style, wooden furniture painted in bright colors is well suited. Furniture in Indian style can be made with elements of gilding, and in Indian – with the obligatory use of animal motifs. For Japan, the severity of lines and clarity of forms are more characteristic, so the furniture should be appropriate.
Generic totem – one and pillars of Indian culture. This can be successfully beat in the design of individual pieces of furniture in the kitchen.
The rustic style of the outskirts of southern France – Provence – one of the varieties of country style. This style is distinguished by simplicity and ease, the purpose of which is unlimited relaxation and rest, comparable to the measured and beautiful life on the sea coast among lavender fields.
Furniture for the kitchen in the Provencal style should be made of natural materials. Artificial colors and shapes are not allowed – everything should be as natural and natural as possible. Perhaps a slight effect of “aged” furniture, but it should not clearly be evident.
“Faded” is not a distinctive feature of the Provence style. Pretentious forms, curlicues and carving on the “old” tree are characteristic of the chebbi-chic style. Provencal furniture should be simple, perhaps even a little rough.
In contrast to the typical country, in the Provencal style, preference is given to light, soft, pastel shades, as if burned out under the rays of the scorching French sun.
Thematic motif may be selected lavender fields or the coast. However, for the design of the kitchen, of course, floral motifs would be more appropriate.
If you want an ultra-modern kitchen, then the high-tech style is for you. This style seeks to get away from everything traditional and use only the newest, most modern materials. In addition, this style stannenny ingenious ensemble to accommodate household appliances, which will organically fit into the modern forms.
Within the framework of this style, furniture from:
The color scheme can also be the most unusual, rich, bright, neon colors. Although, if you like something more moderate, many manufacturers of the furniture industry, such as Ike A , offer a wide range of high-tech kitchen furniture in basic colors: white, black, steel gray, etc. Saturated colors can be made of individual furniture modules or panels.
Consider that the ultramodernity of high-tech furniture, due to the rapid development of science and technology, may lose its relevance in a short time. And the more rapidly progress is developing, the sooner everything trendy and supernova will seem to be a relic of the past.
Choosing a color solution
Light colors for kitchen decoration will look good in a small room (up to 6 meters). Due to the bright tones of the room will seem more spacious, light and bright. It does not have to be white furniture, it may well be light cream, beige, sandy shades, as well as ivory.
Light furniture, in contrast to pure white, is much more practical to use: it is less noticeable dirt and grease, which appear in the process of cooking. For the same purpose, it is better to use not one-colored furniture, but in a small (“pockmarked”) pattern.
Yellow / Orange Tones
Yellow or orange shades are an ideal solution for a room that lacks light and sun. They will also be relevant for kitchens on the north side of the lower floors, where it is very cold. Thanks to these colors it seems that the room is a little warmer than it actually is.
And yet, yellow is the color of inspiration and energy. Going into such a kitchen, you will always want to create something new. In addition, unlike bedroom furniture, kitchen furniture is designed for action (cooking, washing dishes, etc.), and not for relaxation, so bright and saturated colors will be appropriate here as nowhere else.
Green is the color of nature, harmony, balance of life. This color can be soothing (for example, emerald green or marsh green), and vice versa – giving strength (such as herbal, pistachio or spring green color).
Green color can be used for wall-mounted cabinets, upholstery of kitchen corners , kitchen apron in the ensemble with the kitchen table top, etc.
Saturated green is better to use for high-tech kitchens, ethnic or minimalism, while more faded shades will perfectly fit into the kitchen in a classical style, Provence or Country style.
A wide palette of blue shades – from sky blue to the night sky allows you to use this color in the design of the kitchen in a variety of styles. For furniture made of wood fit lighter, pastel shades of blue. More saturated blue colors will look good in stylish furniture made of plastic or metal.
Dark shades of kitchen furniture – perhaps the most practical in terms of cleaning. On such furniture dirt, grease and soot are almost not noticeable (however, this does not mean that you do not need to care for such furniture!). In addition, they ate your kitchen table of a dark color – it is not so much harm to the coloring juices from berries and fruits (for example, grapes, blackberries) that, if not wiped in time, can permanently enter the furniture surface.
Dark shades of furniture are most characteristic of the classical style and country style.
However, you should not use such colors for a small kitchen – they will make it heavier and narrow down the already tiny space.
For youth cuisine there is nothing better than the kitchen of bright and saturated colors. Courage, originality, exclusivity – these are just some of the characteristics of such furniture.
In addition, such furniture will appeal to those who are fed up with the usual “GOST” furniture. In the post-Soviet space, where most of the furniture was of the same type, “for a carbon copy”, there was practically no room for self-expression and the manifestation of one’s own individuality. Today it is not a problem – in the catalog of any giant of the furniture industry you will definitely find photos of kitchen sets of the most incredible shades.
If your budget is limited, and you want to make your kitchen design extraordinary – nothing is easier! Order a couple of cans of super-resistant enamel of bright colors on the website of the online store Leroy Merlin and repaint your old furniture in new colors.
Wooden furniture looks very stylish and very rich, and with proper processing – will serve you for more than a dozen years. In particular, the cabinet for the sink and all wood surfaces adjacent to it should be carefully treated with water-repellent compounds. Otherwise, the wood will soon swell up, crack, start to rot, because of which it will lose its appearance and functional properties (for example, the doors will no longer open well or close completely).
Another factor to consider when using wooden furniture in the kitchen is exposure to temperature. To reduce the risk of fire, wooden surfaces should be at a sufficient distance from an open fire source and treated with fire-fighting chemicals. It is better not to use flammable varnishes and paints for such furniture.
MDF / chipboard
An alternative to wood can be MDF or particle board. These materials imitate the look of natural wood, but their price is several times less. But the specifications are somewhat worse. For example, if wooden furniture in the washing area should be simply treated with special compounds, then the joints and sides of furniture made of chipboard or MDF must be carefully treated with sealants so that the water does not get inside the plate and does not swell. If this is not fundamentally furniture for the living room , then in the kitchen, where the furnishings are constantly exposed to water – this is a critical moment.
Metal furniture in the kitchen can be both forged and with modern chrome surfaces.
To make your kitchen look even more stylish and fashionable, we recommend using furniture that combines metal and glass.
The most practical material in terms of cleaning and care. Plastic is not afraid of moisture. In addition, due to its synthetic origin, fungi and mold are practically not diluted on plastics.
Plastic tables and chairs can be given any shape or color. However, under the influence of high temperature and, especially, direct fire, such furniture can darken or completely change shape.
By virtue of its features, it is better to use stone for kitchen furniture for worktops or decorative panels that do not need to be moved regularly. Such surfaces will be appropriate to look like in country styles and Provence, and in ethnic.
Choosing a table
Tables for the kitchen can perform different functions.
Dining table – designed to make a meal. Its size directly depends on two factors:
- Kitchen size
- The number of people who will regularly dine him.
In too small a kitchen, it is probably better to do without a dinner table so that it does not clutter the space.
It is permissible to combine the functions of both a dining and a cutting table in one table. However, this is not always convenient, since during the preparation of food everything should be handy, and during the meal nothing would interfere.
|1-2 people||60 * 60 cm|
|2-4 people||90 * 60 cm|
|4-6 people||90 * 90 cm
120 * 60 cm
In such a table – its functionality is extremely important. On the one hand, there should be enough space so that you can cook a wide variety of dishes (for example, the Christmas goose on a tiny table will be uncomfortable to chop). On the other hand, all kitchen utensils and accessories should be at hand. This will significantly save time during cooking and reduce the space through which dirt will spread.
By placing in the kitchen
Table near the wall
This placement of the table is an excellent option for the cutting table (after all, it is unlikely that several people will work at the same time), but for the dinner table this option is suitable only in small families – from one to three people. For larger families, a table near the wall should be placed only if it is long enough.
If the table is set so that it can be approached from any side – this is an island type of accommodation. It allows the most productive use of the entire surface of the table, both during cooking and in the process of its absorption. However, it is impossible to store kitchen utensils nearby: if you place storage boxes at the bottom of the table, you will have nowhere to put your feet sitting.
- It is convenient to store spices and small dishes in hanging lockers at eye level. To not have to rummage in them for a long time, it is better to choose lockers that are not deep.
- Transparent doors make the space visually easier, but show all the contents.
- Drawers suitable for small kitchen utensils.
- For storage of large dining sets and small household appliances it is better to use floor cabinets and cabinets.
- A kitchen sofa can be an additional place to store dishes and products, which is especially important for a small kitchen, where it is not possible to place large cabinets.