How to arrange the kitchen in the French style?
The inherent features of the French style are the smoothness and elegance of lines and shapes, the ease of decoration and the unique Provencal flavor. The French-style kitchen is a unique creative space, reminiscent of a quiet and cozy cafe, the interior is replete with mirrors, themed decor, textiles, and the light finish of the main surfaces visually enhances even a very limited space.
Signs of style
The kitchen, decorated in French design, will fit perfectly in a city apartment, and in a private house. The main features of the interior are:
- pastel colors;
- smooth lines;
- abundance of textiles;
- smooth color transition between the main surfaces of the room;
- natural materials.
The main colors used in the decoration of the main surfaces are lavender, pistachio, peach, lemon, coffee, pale blue, etc. All furniture is characterized by smooth shapes and curves. Interior items have a rich finish, and authentic decor resembles the delights of rural life.
There are several options for finishing the kitchen - it can be a kitchen-cafe that fits into the design of a city picture, a Provencal-style kitchen is the perfect solution for a private house and a palace-style kitchen reminiscent of the riches of Versailles.
Tip: the kitchen should be harmoniously combined with the rest of the dwelling premises.
Photo: Provence style kitchen
Photo: cafe-style kitchen
The interior in the palace style can be realized only with a sufficient kitchen area, since this style implies the presence of free space, massive and pompous decorative elements. The palace style will emphasize the status of the owners of the dwelling, it is replete with decorative gold-plated elements, and the dining area is furnished with traditional table and armchairs-bergere. The interior is dominated by solid oak furniture, which can be artificially aged, the presence of armchair patina on metal furniture elements is welcomed. Fabrics - exclusively natural - silk, flax and velvet. All textiles should have a rich gold finish. The key accessory of the palace kitchen is an ancient mirror in a gilded frame, which is located opposite the window opening, thereby increasing the already large area of the room. Porcelain and crystal trinkets will organically complement the interior.
The owners of city apartments, who appreciate simplicity, elegance and comfort, can afford to decorate the kitchen styled as a French cafe. For zoning a small space, a bar counter is used, with the help of which the room is divided into a dining room and a work area. The advantage in the decoration of the main surfaces is given to pastel colors, and as a decor they use collages from black and white photos, frescoes, bright textiles (tablecloths, throw pillows, napkins).
As for the lighting, in the dining area it should be soft and diffused, while the working area should be brightly lit. For the kitchen-cafe, lighting fixtures styled as chandeliers and candlesticks are perfect.
A kitchen stylized as a cafe will create a unique atmosphere of warmth and comfort in the apartment.
Photo: wall lamp, stylized as a candlestick
Provence - freedom embodied in the interior
Provence style is characterized by rich colors that convey the beauty of French villages. The motto of such an interior is naturalness and originality. The furniture is notable for its ease; in such a kitchen, wicker furniture, antique buffets and slides for dishes look great.
As a decor, they use earthenware and earthenware dishes, wicker mats and various objects reminiscent of rustic life. Mandatory accessory interior characteristic of Provence, are round the clock. You can arrange bright accents with wall panels and plates, authentic paintings.
The interior in the Provencal style will remind you of the lavender fields of Provence, the naturalness and simplicity of rural life.
Photo: a mandatory accessory of the interior, characteristic of Provence style, is a round clock
In general, the French style in the interior is suitable for self-confident, active and active owners who are used to get pleasure from life, appreciate coziness and comfort.