Colonial style in the interior of the kitchen in Russia is not as common. It is more inherent in European countries, which borrowed its features for use in architecture and interior design.
This style loves large spaces saturated with light, so a large-sized kitchen will naturally look in a colonial style.
But its elements can decorate the interior and a small kitchen in a regular apartment.
History of colonial style
When, after the era of great geographical discoveries, Europeans in the XVI-XVII centuries. they are actively exploring the New World, South and Southeast Asia and other territories, together with spices, coffee, tea they bring home and all sorts of strange things.
So began to form a colonial style in architecture and interior. For some, the interweaving of elements of distant cultures into the traditional arrangement of life became a symbol of power and superiority over the conquered peoples.
Others sincerely enjoyed the beauty of nature conquered lands and the culture of the locals.
The colonial style did not lose popularity ever, penetrating into the interiors of not only large halls, living rooms, bedrooms, but also settled in kitchen design.
Features of the colonial style in the interior of the kitchen
The first thing that is needed for this style is large, bright rooms, which is why it is more suitable for arranging the interior of houses and villas than city apartments.
The second important feature of this style is the natural materials used in the design: wood, stones, bamboo and rattan stems, metal. Plastic and other artificial materials in such an interior are not permissible, or a very expensive and high-quality imitation is needed.
The color solution is made in tones close to the natural environment: beige, sandy, straw yellow, which are shaded by the colors of dark wood. Note! Kitchen-studio (77 photos): important secrets of planning and design of the best interiors
Furniture for the kitchen in the colonial style is made from atypical for our latitudes of bamboo and rattan (suitable for tables and chairs), teak, Asian walnut, mahogany.
Upholstered furniture is usually low, upholstered in leather, suede, and leather of soft tones.
To illuminate the kitchen is best suited large windows, conducting streams of natural light. But it will look good and lamps, sconces, chandeliers with ethnic motifs.
If the ceiling height allows, a heavy chandelier is appropriate, hanging low over the table.
Colonial style in the interior of the kitchen will emphasize live tropical greenery, terracotta, wooden, metal figurines, figures of people and animals, masks, caskets, oriental utensils (Kumgans, copper vases, etc.).
For decoration of the kitchen walls in the colonial style, decorative plaster, rough, creating a feeling of irregularities, is suitable. The bottom of the wall can be tinted with wood panels.
It is better to leave the ceiling light, but if space permits, in the central part you can place wood panels to match the walls. The floor is also better to make wooden or pave ceramic tiles "under the stone."
For the kitchen, the second option will suit even more. On the floor you can put a wooden mat.
On the photos you can see the options for interior design kitchen in the colonial style. She looks quite simple and spectacular. Imitation of a large stone stove will enhance the feeling of exotic.
The combination of warm light beige tones and dark woods will be calming. The interior in the colonial style looks rich, combines luxury and comfort.
The kitchen in this design can surprise with extraordinary, spectacular features of decoration, furniture and accessories. Moreover, such an unusual design solution of the kitchen interior can not often be found in our homes and apartments.
Colonial style kitchen photo