The use of wenge color in the interior
Despite the fact that the color of wenge has become known in the open spaces of our country quite recently, it immediately gained high popularity and is gaining more and more fans not only among professional designers, but also among ordinary people who want to make changes to their interior. The color of wenge in the interior attracts not only its exquisite beauty, but also conciseness and practicality.
Not everyone knows that wenge is not a color, but the name of a tropical tree. Its wood is very expensive, as trees grow in small quantities, extremely difficult to work. Wenge is not only well-known, most commonly found in our country, dark chocolate color close to black coffee. It can be dark gray and purple. On the one hand, the use of this tone gives the room design a certain elitism, luxury, on the other hand, it does not overload the interior and can look ascetic. This is a kind of golden mean, and this property has a limited number of colors. In addition, it is a natural and warm enough color, which is why people in cold countries love it so much. It will suit both lovers of classical and modern style, people who prefer comfort and coziness.
Photo: the kitchen is the most popular room where wenge is used.
Photo: wenge table in the hallway interior
According to psychologists, people who prefer this tone are inherent in such qualities as strong will, severity, endurance. From the interiors created with its help it breathes with stability and aristocracy. Despite the lack of sweet notes and some rigidity, the design is completely unobtrusive and light.
There are many variants of the union of this color with others:
- Like all chocolate shades, it looks great with a beige, peach, milk or sand palette.
- The color of wenge in the interior will beautifully complement the light gray and pink.
- A luxurious result is obtained by mixing it with an orange tone.
Tip: if wenge is the main color in the design, then light additions (furniture, accessories) should be as much as possible.
To the interior did not look boring to dilute it with bright details of red, burgundy, turquoise.
Photo: Pink tones are the perfect complement to wenge color.
Photo: yellow work apron in combination with wenge kitchen set
How to fit into the interior
The color of wenge can not be uniquely attributed to any particular color. It is close to bitter chocolate, but a bit lighter, and a transparent gray curving separates it from black. A closer look at the structure of the tree in it can be seen golden glimpses, giving it a light glow. If the design of the room is based on a light beige scale, then creating a combination with wenge will be quite simple, in other cases where a darker palette dominates, with this tone you should be careful not to make the room very dark.
A real tree of this breed should not be placed in direct sunlight to prevent its fading. Most often, the color of wenge in the interior is used in the decoration of the floor and doors. Floors made of this material or its worthy imitation look luxurious, give the room a look characteristic of English castles, and the doors in tone to the floor make the interior harmoniously finished.
Also very popular is the furniture made of wenge color. There is no furniture factory that would not use it in its arsenal. As a rule, it is made in a concise form, without any unnecessary details and pretentiousness. Some models add glass or chrome elements even less often perform furniture in the old style. Wenge-colored furniture fits easily into African, colonial or safari interiors. And if you are a happy owner of a piece of furniture made of wenge natural wood, then you should make an effort and execute the design, making this part basic, beating it.
Photo: bar wenge color
Application of wenge in various rooms
Without a doubt, the most popular place where wenge is used is the kitchen. Kitchen furniture, made with the use of this color, has become a classic version of the interior.
But do not limit this palette decorating only the kitchen space. It can also be used in the design of living rooms, bedrooms, children's rooms or hallways. One has only to take into account some features of the premises and the color itself.
The living room is the place where there is the greatest number of strangers and it is she who creates the general impression of the house / apartment as a whole, therefore this room should look presentable and unusual. Wenge is able to give the interior a touch of aristocracy and elegance. Options for its use can be many. For example:
- Dark furniture in wenge color against light walls;
- Walls in shades of wenge and light furniture.
Tip: in this case, the doors and floors should also not be of a dark color to avoid interior gravity.
Making a bedroom using this tone should not be started by those who prefer boudoir style or eclecticism. It is more suitable for lovers of minimalism. It is enough to put the bed and chest of drawers in the color of wenge, diluted with bronze accessories and textiles.
The color of wenge in the interior of the nursery will help to zone the room. Recreation area is performed in bright colors, and working - in dark. Shelves, a table, a chair will create the right atmosphere against the pink walls.
You should not abuse this palette in the bathroom. Usually, the bathroom is not large, and the dark color can reduce it visually.