Kitchen Interior Style Guide: Traveling the World
The design of the kitchen interior has a lot of styles, both modern and more traditional, classic. Styles arose under the influence of various factors: technological progress, the emergence of new trends in art and architecture, as well as under the influence of a certain culture.
As you know, each country has its own distinctive culture, language, traditions and styles in home improvement. The design of the kitchen space also depends on the geographical location.
The so-called ethno-style is still popular and occupies a leading position in the design field. And if you want to equip your kitchen according to the traditions of a single country, then you should familiarize yourself with the most popular ethnic styles. Such are: Italian, French, English, Mediterranean, English, Oriental, Japanese and ours, native Ukrainian.
Each of the styles has its own charm and features that make it unique.
Italian style kitchen
Cuisine for Italians is a favorite place, because they are real gourmets and elevated food to the rank of a real cult. This is a hospitable room, which is equipped as a real work of art, everything here is at the highest level – from utensils and textiles to door handles.
Italian-style cuisine Italian-style kitchens have a number of features:
Furniture is made only from natural materials: wood, dark metal and stone;
Much attention is paid to decoration;
Kitchen utensils are not hidden, but, on the contrary, displayed, being elements of decor: spaced bottles with oils and wines, hung pans, jars, cups and much more. Such a peculiar creative mess;
Ergonomics and functionality – above all;
Strict selection of wood fiber pattern;
Use of natural, saturated shades: sky blue, green, lavender, red, yellow. Italians believe that it is these colors that create warmth and comfort;
The preference is given to the dark color of the kitchen furniture;
Kitchen furniture is decorated with carvings or ornaments;
The Italian-style kitchen is characterized by small wall cabinets, as well as buffets
The design of the kitchen in the Italian style will allow you to create a warm, cozy and welcoming atmosphere.
Ukrainian style cuisine
The modern Ukrainian style in the design of the kitchen interior combines historical traditions and modernity. On the one hand – “painted walls” and towels, and on the other, modern appliances and kitchen gadgets.
Ukrainian style in the kitchen Features of this ethnic style:
Rough texture of the walls;
The ceiling is an important part of the style, it must be finished with burlap, beamed ceilings or remain just white;
The walls are simply white, yellow or with a warm wood tint;
In order to emphasize the style, you should choose wooden furniture;
The emphasis should be placed on the table, space will form around it;
The abundance of open shelves. They fulfill both functional and decorative purpose. On them you can arrange painted dishes, jars of ingredients, etc.
Kitchen appliances are located in niches;
Decoration of fridge, stove and other large household appliances with national painting
For decor, you can hang amulets, arrange dolls-motanka and arrange herbs and vegetables along the windowsill – this will help convey the Ukrainian flavor and style.
Mediterranean style cuisine
At first glance, this style is not quite suitable for our cool climate, but on the other hand, Mediterranean asceticism in decoration, natural materials and an abundance of white can decorate even the most “northern” cuisine.
The Mediterranean style has combined Greek, Spanish, Italian and notes of French Provence. The result was a kind of symbiosis that many connoisseurs of natural materials and light colors like.
The interior in this style should be concise, without excessive pretentiousness and chic. The main thing is functionality. Also, the Mediterranean style does not imply a large number of decor elements, and those that are have their kitchen in a Mediterranean style with a functional purpose.
Speaking of furniture, then in such a kitchen would be appropriate:
A table with a countertop, which is made of glass, natural stone or painted ceramic tiles;
A small sofa made of wood or rattan wicker;
Rattan or reed chairs. Metal chairs with pillows would also be appropriate;
The abundance of open shelves or shelving;
The highlight is always the sideboard with glass doors.
Also, the Mediterranean style is characterized by an abundance of light, so if your kitchen does not get enough daylight, you need to take care of artificial lighting. It can be flashlights and country style lamps or “vintage” pendant chandeliers.
This style is perfect for open and cheerful people who value comfort and a relaxed atmosphere, filled with light and a feeling of eternal vacation.