Many owners in the design of the kitchen choose a classic style. Classic - never outdated and always impressive. Traditional classic style is capable of striking luxury and wealth. It is designed for large and spacious rooms. Owners of small-sized kitchens can arrange the interior in a modern classic style. It can be successfully implemented even in a small area, as can be seen in the photo. The design of the kitchen in the classical style is suitable for private houses and apartments. It is only important to follow the basic rules for its design.
Classic style fits perfectly into the interior of the kitchen, creating an elegant and cozy atmosphere.
Classic Kitchen Decoration
The capricious aristocratic style accepts only natural materials. They are beautiful, but expensive and sometimes impractical. Modern classics are not so strict, it allows the use of materials that imitate natural stone or wood. Photos of the interior of the kitchen in the style of a modern classic can be seen below.
One of the basic principles of the classics is the use of calm colors. The main colors of the style: white, pearl, olive, sand, gray, chocolate, nutty, pale pink, light yellow, salmon. Screaming bright colors should not be. In the photo you can see the design of the bright kitchen in a classic style.
The walls of the kitchen in a classic style exquisitely decorate stucco
For a classic interior fit such finishing materials.
This is a completely eco-friendly coating that hides small flaws on the walls and is amenable to repair. For the kitchen is recommended aristocratic Venetian plaster, which creates an imitation of natural stone. Thanks to the beautiful shimmering and pearly hue it will seem as if the walls are glowing from the inside. Minus Venetian plaster - the high price.
Venetian plaster in the interior of the kitchen in a classic style
This is the easiest and cheapest way to finish. Walls painted with acrylic paint, easy to clean from grease and dirt.
Blue matte paint perfectly combines with the kitchen set of wood
If the room is small, then it is better to finish the walls with a single-colored material. The vertical surface of a large kitchen can be covered with wallpaper with images of birds, large or small flowers, stripes, openwork elements. Figure should be bright, unobtrusive. Design a small kitchen in the style of a classic with wallpaper can be viewed on the photo.
Wall-paper perfectly is in harmony with kitchen in classical style
Wood panels look rich, aristocratic. They are durable and reliable. Elite models are made of oak and cedar, and low cost models are made of alder and pine. A more practical and cheaper alternative to wood is MDF and plastic with imitation of natural wood. Wall panels are often combined with other materials, such as wallpaper. Panels are mounted to the bottom of the wall.
Light wall panels make the interior of the kitchen in a classic style easy.
Tip! Wall panels take away part of the useful space, so it is not recommended to use in small kitchens.
There are several options than to finish the floor.
A natural stone
Floors made of granite or marble look luxurious. These materials - one of the most durable, with careful care can last for many years. To care for natural stone is better to use special tools. The only minus of marble and granite - the high cost. Bright design kitchen classic style presented in the photo.
Very often, the kitchen in the style of "classic" used natural marble as a floor covering
Parquet is a natural, environmentally friendly material, often used in classic interior styles. It is pleasant to the touch, looks rich, but is expensive and impractical. The wood is covered with a layer of varnish, wax or oil, protecting it from a small amount of spilled liquid. To clean the floor should use only specialized tools. If a sharp object falls on a wooden surface, scratches will appear on it.
Christmas tree parquet in the kitchen, decorated in a modern classic style
Attention! If a liquid of bright color, for example, red wine, is spilled on the parquet, it is necessary to wipe it immediately. If this is not done immediately, then there will be a stain on the floor.
Laminate - a budget alternative to parquet. Externally, it can imitate wood of both light and dark rocks. Wear-resistant models of high-class laminate are not afraid of cleaning with a damp cloth, mechanical damage. The design of the bright kitchen in the style of a classic can be seen in the photo gallery.
The most practical option. Ceramic tile has a high level of wear resistance, fire safety, durability, resistance to mechanical damage, moisture resistance. Modern models are able to imitate natural stone or wood. Another plus tile - affordable price.
In the classic style ceiling should be perfectly smooth. It can be whitewashed or painted white. If it has flaws, then to level the surface it will be necessary to install drywall. On top of the plasterboard should also be painted. The flat ceiling is decorated with stucco, and baseboards are installed around the perimeter. Design of the ceiling in the kitchen of classic style can be seen in the photo.
Modern classics allows the use of multi-level structures on the ceiling. With their own hands they can be made of drywall.
Classic style kitchen furniture is made from natural wood and expensive upholstery. Plastic, synthetic fabrics and a lot of metal have no place in this style. Below you can see a photo of a classic kitchen design in a modern interior.
The traditional classic set is made of natural wood, decorated with carvings, stucco, gilded fittings, glass inserts, panels, pilasters, sculptures, decorative cornices. If the kitchen is large, you can install a set of noble dark or mahogany. The interior design of the dark kitchen in the style of a classic can be seen in the photo. The kitchen wall must have strict geometric shapes, correct proportions and symmetry. It may have a rectilinear or angular shape.
Making a small space in the neoclassical style, you can choose a relatively inexpensive MDF headset with laminated or veneered surface, imitating light wood. The kitchen wall of white, light beige or cream color will visually expand the space. The kitchen in white-gold combination will look spectacular, where the main surfaces will be snow-white in color and the small details will be golden. This interior looks festive, light, elegant. A photo of a white kitchen design in classic style can be seen below.
Countertops for a classic desktop are made of marble, granite, basalt or materials that mimic them. The budget version of the tabletop is made of lithoceramics. The apron is often made in the same color as the tabletop, but it may differ from it.
All electrical appliances in a classic interior should be hidden behind the fronts of cabinets. Another option is to purchase antique styled equipment. In the photo you can see the kitchen set in the style of a classic with built-in appliances.
The central part of the dining group - the table. It should be large, massive, made of precious woods: beech, oak, cherry and others. Chairs are purchased with the table as one set. They have high carved backs, twisted legs, they can be simply made of wood or with soft upholstery.
In the spacious kitchen you can install chairs upholstered in velvet or brocade rich burgundy, cognac, emerald green or deep blue. The same color is recommended to pick up the curtains on the windows. Leather can be used instead of fabric upholstery. This material is easy to clean and looks beautiful. Photos of kitchen design in the style of a classic with chic chairs can be viewed below.
Attention! One of the basic principles of the classical style is the symmetry of all elements. This is the only way to get a harmonious interior.
If the kitchen area allows, a sofa is installed along one of the walls. This piece of furniture in a classic style should have large rounded armrests, carved back and soft decorative pillows. Upholstery should be the same as on the chairs.
In a small kitchen, you can put a compact sliding table of square or rectangular shape. It will be convenient for eating a small family, and for celebrating events with guests.
Decorative items in a classic-style kitchen should not distract from other details of the decor. They should complement the overall composition. To decorate a classic kitchen use:
- Lighting. The central place in the classic interior is given to the chandelier. It should be large, luxurious, with several horns and crystal pendants. As an additional source of lighting, you can use wall lamps, table and floor lamps. In modern classics, you can install a system of hidden lighting from LEDs.
- Curtains. In the classical style are an integral element of any window opening. Portieres should be made of heavy dense fabric, and in color - combined with the upholstery of chairs or a sofa. Decorating curtains with tassels, fringe, pickups, pelmets is welcome. In the modern classic style is to pick up the curtains of a lighter material, such as silk. In a small kitchen, light colored textiles look beautiful and easy: pink, peach, sand. Photos of a small kitchen in a classic style with light curtains can be seen below.
- Vases with fresh flowers: roses, hydrangeas, azaleas.
- Decorative dishes: crystal glasses, porcelain sets. It is placed behind the glass doors.
- Fruit dishes.
- Porcelain figures, massive bronze candlesticks.
- Wall paintings, edged bulky gilded frames. Still life can be better used for the kitchen, but landscapes and portraits will look great in a classic interior. The main thing is that the plot of the pictures is liked by the household.
- Architectural construction. Rounded arches and columns of plaster and drywall will be a real decoration of the kitchen. If the cooking room is combined with a living room, a corridor or a balcony, then these architectural structures can act as elements of space zoning.
- Fireplace - an essential attribute of the classics. A large and luxurious hearth will warm the kitchen, and please the eye of the owners. Fireplace portal should be beautifully decorated with wood, decorative stone, plaster moldings or artistic tiles. For the kitchen of the apartment you can choose electric fire with realistic imitation of a living flame.
- Mirrors with heavy bronze frames. Often decorate the dining area.
Create a spectacular design of the kitchen in a classic style can be in the premises of all sizes. Owners of a large area will be able to embody a traditional classic interior in the kitchen, with expensive and artsy elements. Owners of more modest-sized rooms can create a neoclassical kitchen without huge financial investments. The classic interior will help guests to demonstrate the respectability, high social status, wealth and exquisite taste of the owners of the home.