Simple and unassuming rural interior design is often called French country. This is not surprising, because of the special elegance, charm attached to the village features and motifs. Kitchen design in the style of Provence requires a thoughtful approach, competent selection of all elements of the interior.
Provence style can be called the most romantic
All colors and shades that are chosen for the decoration of the room should be similar to natural ones. Among them, the most actively used sand, blue, blue, olive, pistachio. This choice is not accidental and not imposed by fashion designers. Each line of Provence style has been perfected over many decades, created by a single generation of French farmers.
In the kitchen, decorated in the style of "Provence" is dominated by pastel pink, blue, yellow and green shades.
French country combined in a tone of blue sky, yellow sand, blue sea. It is no coincidence that the characteristics of Provence are aged surfaces, which seem to be sun-baked.
The style "Provence" in the kitchen conquers with its French flavor and refinement
Very often, when you make a room with a rustic accent, white is used. It is especially relevant in the design of rooms with a small area. In this case, the kitchen receives not only simplicity and sophistication, but also an additional portion of light and air, its borders expand visually, and the ceiling is raised.
White color in the kitchen in the style of "Provence" adds freshness and lightness
This color makes the room brighter, so it is often used if there is not enough light, and the windows of the kitchen are facing the north. The use of white in the interior of the room requires the presence of a certain number of decorative items and textile elements of alternative shades: cream, green, blue.
White color is more demanding to care, but it looks just great
A characteristic print of curtains on the windows, meadow flowers in clay vases, kitchen utensils designed in rural style and a single color will be a wonderful addition to a white kitchen.
Light curtains with a floral print will be able to dilute the white monochrome of the "Provence" kitchen
Attention! When choosing white as the main color when designing a kitchen room, you need to be prepared for frequent clean-up activities.
One of the frequently used colors in the design of the kitchen space is green. This is the color of nature itself, the foliage of trees, grass, fruits. Therefore, its use would best emphasize the naturalistic tendency of Provence.
Green Provence style kitchen looks very cozy
The most popular tone of green when creating the interior is olive. It reminds residents of the hot summer of the south of France and the rustling of native olive groves. Olive shade often wear kitchen sets, walls or textile interior components. The larger the area has room, the more appropriate the saturated tones of this color look.
Green in the kitchen in the style of "Provence" in perfect harmony with other colors
In a small kitchen, blurry, bleached olive undertones look relevant. The color of the olive on the walls or the kitchen set is most successfully combined with the natural hues of natural wood, with copper, bronze fittings and accessories.
In the kitchen, coarse rustic style "Provence"
The variety of green tones allows you to adopt a luxurious pistachio. Its feature is the ability to bring a refreshing touch to the interior, to give a serene rustic focus of dynamics and movement. This color is successfully combined with all natural tones: blue, milky, pink, as well as any shades of natural wood.
The kitchen set in the style of "Provence" can be decorated with drawings of trees and fruits
A variety of sand tones are in demand and relevant for the Provence style. Their use in the kitchen will tell you about burnt grass meadows under the sultry southern sun and sandy beaches. Therefore, it is appropriate to use them in the design of the kitchen and apply it to the kitchen set, textile elements, floor and wall design.
Sand tones with violet, blue, green and white are combined, the following photos convince of this.
The cool beauty of the sea and the summer sky inspire the creators of village trends to actively use the blue and blue components in the interior of the kitchen.
These tones are harmoniously combined with dark and light natural wood floors, whitewashed walls, cotton or linen curtains - say the photos below.
Thanks to this color, the southern solar design gets cooling notes that will save residents from the midday heat, give a feeling of freshness and coolness. That is why rich blue shades are more common in the kitchens of the southern coast. Home-style, cute, just look kitchen, decorated in blue or blue tones. Harmony with this color is made up of white, sand, chocolate.
An important part in creating the interior is a well-chosen finish. Provence style has its own characteristics.
The most commonly chosen materials for flooring are unpainted boards or decorative tiles. These elements should have a rough, preferably aged surface, color as close as possible to the natural one.
When designing a kitchen in the style of Provence, you must categorically abandon the use of wallpaper. The most acceptable option for decorating walls is their plaster or paint. The color of the walls at the same time optimally close to natural and choose milk, pistachio, sand.
Sometimes materials such as brick, stone, or boards can be used as wall cladding. The following photos convincingly tell you about the feasibility of such a technique, teach you how to correctly use these materials when designing the kitchen space.
Rough whitewashed beams or plaster - the most appropriate option for the interior of the kitchen room in the style of rustic country - convince the following photos.
Sometimes it is allowed to paint the ceiling with matte paint of natural shades. In an urban small apartment, with an insufficient ceiling height, the best option for bringing the interior closer to the desired style is plastering or painting.
The main difference of any piece of furniture that is present in the kitchen in the style of Provence - natural materials. Most often this material is wood - convince the following photos. French country does not tolerate the presence of any modern accents: nickel, glossy surfaces, furniture made of plastic.
In order to get the refinement and soulfulness of the rural direction, the following touches in the interior of the kitchen are especially important:
- The quality of the furniture. Swivels, wobbly tables and chairs will negate all efforts to create this interior. Numerous photos presented below will help to ensure the fairness of these words.
- Aged surfaces. At registration cracks, attritions, and also the real or artificially created time raid on brass, bronze, copper details of accessories are welcomed.
- Profitable will emphasize the style of Provence wood carving, inserts of simple glass.
- Forged parts decorating furniture deepen the rural stylistic direction. They successfully play the role of accessories, but can be used as all sorts of decorative elements: flowerpots, towel hooks, holders, stands and dryers for dishes.
- Open shelves. This design technique allows you to add hospitality and hospitality to the interior. Shelves are made with decorative or real dishes, of various shapes with bottles of oil and spices, stylistic decorative objects.
- The slowness of rural life will help emphasize wicker furniture - claim numerous photos. Possessing rattan chairs or vines make it possible to forget about the transience of life, allow you to fully relax and unwind.
To create a charm in the kitchen, the simplicity of the rustic design direction, it is necessary to hide modern household appliances.
Attention! When striving to get the unprecedented sophistication of rural motives in the kitchen, it is necessary to remove technical innovations that help modern housewives in everyday life. They can find their shelter behind the cupboard doors, light cotton curtains.
Textiles and decorative elements
The most beautiful kitchen in Provence style is obtained by decorating it with cute and unpretentious textile components. The material for the textile parts of the decor are exclusively natural fabrics, cotton or linen. They organically fit into the overall style of the room, create a special light mood.
The coloring of these fabrics plays a special role. The most commonly used print is taken from the outside world and depicts:
- Small seashells;
- Elements of dishes.
Textile components are used to decorate windows, curtains on the open shelves of kitchen units, chair covers, pillows, towels, napkins. All these items should be harmoniously combined, to emphasize the stylistic orientation. Photos presented below will help you choose the right textile decor for the kitchen in Provence style.
Embroidery, laces, ruffles are also relevant in this vein - the photos provided further convince.
The most common elements of decor are clay pots or vases of flowers. Flowers can be both live and dried. The most commonly used lavender, sunflowers, as well as medium-sized rose. An oblong flower pot with vibrant greens, such as rosemary or basil, will emphasize the style of the room. Vase for flowers can serve as an enamelled can, even with a small chip. The role of decorative elements is perfectly fulfilled by bundles of onions, garlic, bunches of dried herbs - says a selection of the following photos.
Provence style in a small kitchen
Rustic French country created for spacious rooms and large areas, but having a small kitchen, you can include in it the main features of this stylistic direction. This will recreate the atmosphere of romance inherent in the southern coast of France.
In this case, the most successful features will be:
- Pastel shades;
- Natural materials;
- Aged facades and stylized set with open shelves;
- Typical for this direction textiles, decorative elements;
- Plaster on the walls and ceiling.
The following photos convince us that the blurry tones will help to visually expand the boundaries of a small kitchen, letting more light and air into the room. Open shelves of the headset will play a role in expanding the space of a small room, optically spreading the walls.
Light printed cotton or linen curtains on the windows will let in a lot of light and give the room warmth and friendliness. Rough plaster on the ceiling and walls will add additional accents, reinforce the influence of the chosen trend. These key details are appropriate for a small Provence style kitchen - the following photos tell.
A small number of decorative elements that do not clutter up the space, but unobtrusively emphasize its style, complete the design of the design, create an atmosphere of homely warmth and comfort.
Provence-style kitchen studio
If you wish to increase the area of a small-sized apartment, the modern trend has become the arrangement of the apartment - studio. This design technique allows you to get rid of the walls in the apartment and thereby win the missing square centimeters of living space.
The rustic style of Provence in the studio apartment looks elegant and simple, says a selection of the following photos. Pastel blurry tones will increase a small space, and cute textiles will create coziness both in the work area and in the rest area.
The main requirement when creating an apartment - a studio is to be able to correctly differentiate the space, get two different in purpose, but harmoniously interconnected spaces. This design move is feasible under the following conditions:
- Creating harmony and unity for both areas;
- A harmoniously compatible color of the rest and cooking area;
- Proper selection of the method of dividing the space into zones: with the help of furniture, lighting, a different floor covering or a different height of the ceiling.
To stay in the studio apartment was cozy and comfortable for each family member, you need to take care of a powerful, silent exhaust. This equipment will allow to get rid of the spreading smells of cooking, will allow for a long time to preserve the freshness and cleanliness of the surfaces both in the kitchen and in the recreation area.
The simplest, but at the same time effective way of dividing the space into functional zones is a special arrangement of furniture. Very often, the task of separating the space is performed by a dining table, a sofa, facing back to the working area or a bar counter of a kitchen unit. In this case, the kitchen - studio in Provence style becomes harmonious, comfortable, stylish.
To achieve the goal of dividing the premises into different zones, various floor coverings are successfully used. For the Provencal-style dining room, tiles, natural wood or parquet will be the perfect materials for enriching the floor. At the same time, the cooking zone is carpeted with tiles, and the dining area is covered with a natural board. To create the unity of these two zones, it is necessary to adhere to the consonance of the shades of both materials.
This stylistic trend is universal, suitable for any room, so everyone can create a rural atmosphere of simplicity, comfort in their kitchen.