The kitchen is not just a favorite place of the household, it is the workplace of the hostess of the house - it should be beautiful and cozy. But when planning the renovation of the kitchen, one should not forget that water, grease from the stove, cinder and soot can ruin any repairs, therefore, it is necessary to choose materials for wall decoration in the kitchen especially carefully.
Thanks to high-quality finishing, even the smallest room can be turned into a functional cozy corner.
Before choosing how to decorate the walls, floor and ceiling, it is better to ask the hostess what kind of kitchen she wants to see:
- Easy to clean.
Modern materials allow you to create a cozy interior.
The task is clear - we will choose such materials that visually expand the space, do not absorb fat, soot and dirt, wash easily and create a mood not only for the hostess, but for all household members.
MDF panels look very impressive and easy to clean.
If you caught the last decades of the last century, then you know: all the kitchens were similar to each other - tiles over the sink, stove, linoleum on the floor, paint or wallpaper on the walls. Returning to the past is not worth it, you need to create a fashionable kitchen.
In the kitchen, it is best to use porcelain stoneware as a floor covering.
Today's construction market is replete with materials of various textures for interior decoration. Most often, paint, wallpaper, ceramic tile, wood, panels, decorative plaster, and stone are chosen for the kitchen. The photo shows the options for finishing the walls of the kitchen. What to choose to create the perfect interior?
Ceramic tiles are perfect for the kitchen apron
Paint - the most simple and affordable material. For the kitchen is better to choose a moisture-resistant paint. In the market of finishing materials, the choice of water-based paint is represented by three types: glossy, semi-gloss, matte.
Painting is convenient because you can always change the color
It is necessary to choose a glossy paint - it is easier to wash it, rough matte will absorb dirt and grease. But gloss paint requires a perfectly flat surface: all the hillocks and dimples will be visible on an uneven wall. If it is impossible to achieve perfect evenness, stop at the matte paint - it will hide minor flaws of the wall. And in order to avoid unnecessary pollution - decorate the working area with another material that is easy to clean, for example, tiles.
For the apron, you can use paint with a special composition
The advantages of painting the walls with water-based paint:
- Low cost;
- A wide color spectrum - adding color to the usual white paint gives you a huge range of color combinations;
- Water repellent and antibacterial properties.
Important! The paint creates a breathable coating that allows steam and air to pass through, it dries quickly, does not have a strong odor and does not yellow.
White paint is the most versatile color for the kitchen.
The second most popular option for decorating the walls of the kitchen is ceramic tile. Not only known to us tile, but also porcelain, and clinker. It is possible to pick up a tile for any style and the size of the room of the room. Fortunately the choice of options is wide.
Porcelain tiles - the best option for the floor for the kitchen - easy to clean, does not slip, which is important for rooms where there is a lot of moisture. All three types of tiles are used for the walls, only tiled and porcelain stoneware are best used for “wet” zones - near the stove, sink, and hostess’s desk, and the clinker can also decorate the dining area.
It fits well with the styles of loft, French Provence, ethno, hi-tech. The brick tile imitating a brick, a stone, you should not lay out all wall, it is enough to select only its part, having emphasized style matching. The photo shows a variety of designs of the walls of the kitchen clinker tiles.
Tip! Successfully zoning the space of the finishing part of the wall clinker tiles "under the brick", if your kitchen is combined with a balcony or loggia.
Tiles for finishing "apron" in the kitchen are often used, however, recently it has been increasingly replaced by glass - it is easier to wash it, it does not have seams, where grease and dirt can accumulate. However, tiled options are still popular. A variety of types allows you to lay out mosaic panels, create interiors in high-tech, minimalism, country, modern and other styles. Variants of wall decoration kitchen tiles you can see in the photo.
The ceramic tiles are based on natural clay, therefore the material is hypoallergenic, environmentally friendly and fireproof, durable. The tile has only two drawbacks - when hit, the tile can break, and trimming the walls with tiles, you need to follow the technology to get a good result.
Wall decoration wallpaper
Should I trim the kitchen walls wallpaper? If you choose them correctly, then of course it is worth it. It is important to know the diversity of species and their features.
For the kitchen is not the most suitable option: you can not wash, short-lived, fade in the sun. But if you like to frequently make changes to the interior, then due to its low price, paper wallpaper can be a worthy option for wall decoration. In this case, stop at a duplex or foam wallpaper. The first option is a two-layer textured fabric with high heat and sound insulation. Foam - resistant to moisture and abrasion, they can be washed.
Vinyl wallpaper - PVC coated fabric or paper canvas. Advantages - non-toxic, moisture and wear-resistant, not prone to the formation of fungus.
Flizelinovye - a modern popular type of wall decoration, as the basis - cellulose fibers, fabrics. Often used for painting, which greatly expands their application in the interior of the kitchen.
Photowall-paper will allow to create a small corner of Venice in the kitchen space, an outdoor Parisian cafe, a garden plot immersed in greenery. A good option for the kitchen in the marine style, country and retro, rustic and Provence. The main thing is to choose a picture that fits the overall style of the room and create the necessary surroundings around. However, the paper base makes them short-lived. But after all, the landscape outside our window is changing. But there is an opportunity to bring a piece of summer to the kitchen in winter, to feel yourself today at the seashore, and tomorrow to stroll through the Parisian streets.
Liquid wallpaper has no joints, line the walls, are cotton fibers, which are diluted with water and applied to the walls. Dirt and dust do not accumulate, but they can not be washed. Due to the low moisture resistance in the kitchen, it is not recommended to use them.
If you plan to do the repair in the kitchen with your own hands, pokleit wallpaper on the walls will not leave labor, and you can choose the design option for the photo.
Tree in design
The tree in the interior decoration is a classic. Is it worth talking about the advantage of wall cladding in a country house? And for a large kitchen in an apartment decorated in a rustic style or a classic tree is the best choice.
Important! Natural wall paneling not only fills the kitchen with the scent of wood, but also has the ability to maintain a favorable humidity in the room.
Unfortunately, not the most popular option because of the expensive price, the complexity of installation - the need for a frame that will "eat" part of the space. For a small kitchen, precious centimeters are important. The flammability of the material also makes it unpopular when decorating walls.
You can choose MDF panels - the same tree, only for a lower price. Fiberboard is veneered (veneered) or painted.
What makes MDF panels popular:
- Environmental friendliness;
- Resistance to moisture, temperature drops;
- Immunity to fungi, bacteria.
A large selection of veneer options allows you to create a kitchen in a classic style, where wood is a necessary attribute of stylization, in country styles - country, retro, Provence, eco and others. A diverse design of the walls in the kitchen with MDF panels is presented in the photo gallery.
Plaster in the kitchen
We are accustomed to assume that they are intended only for leveling walls for subsequent finishing. It turns out that there is still decorative plaster - a spectacular wall covering to create an original design.
There are several types of such plaster. By type of base plaster stands out:
- Mineral - based on cement-lime mortar, has a high moisture resistance;
- Silicone - based on synthetic resin;
- Synthetic, based on liquid glass, acrylic resins;
- Universal acrylic - quick-drying, vapor-permeable, wear-resistant.
Types of plaster
All options are suitable for finishing the walls of the kitchen, but the final appearance will depend on the choice of coating.
- Venetian - such a mixture of lime with marble flour painted in the temples of the frescoes, it was used in ancient Greece and Ancient Rome. As a result, you can create a unique, indistinguishable from the natural surface, imitating mahogany and precious metals, granite and marble.
- Structural - mineral crumb of a different fraction is added to the composition, which makes it possible to create streaks, streaks and cracks when applied. An interesting “craquelure” technique gives an imitation of an ancient wall - diverging cracks diverge with cobwebs, opening up the “old” coating.
- Textured - a paradise for the designer. Wood and crumpled paper, stone, animal skin - a variety of species allows you to create a unique design. Various designs of the kitchen wall decoration with such plaster are presented in the photo.
- Flock - this plaster creates a "velvet" surface, covered with the smallest villi, feathers.
All plasters are easy to apply, but allow you to create a unique, unique design in a variety of styles - from classic to modern.
Other types of finishes
Want something original? Modern kitchen wall decoration ideas are varied.
For example, a bare brick wall. Not imitation, namely, open natural bricks. For lovers of loft style - just a godsend. You may not need to detach them from under the thick layers of plaster, but if you buy an apartment in a new building with a rough finish, you can leave one wall in the kitchen, for example, by a window with an open brickwork.
Treat them with special protective sprays, varnishes from moisture, grease - and a unique industrial-style design is ready.
If you like ethnic motifs, then choose a zebrano tree for decoration. The facades of a kitchen set can be made from it, but if you think that too striped kitchen is an excess, make inserts from an unusual tree on smooth-painted walls, add a bright “African” glass apron.
Zebrano depending on the type and color goes well with different shades - pastel and bright, warm and cold. Will harmoniously look in the styles of modern, minimalism, high-tech.
Airbrushing on the walls
Another option for decorating kitchen walls is airbrushing as an alternative to wall murals. Any drawing can be depicted on the walls, creating a medieval castle interior, a spacecraft spaceship, a jungle, the seabed - whatever you want. The airbrush pattern is covered with several layers of lacquer, which makes it safe for wet cleaning. The main thing is that in a week you don’t want to return home from the savannas to a quiet and cozy village kitchenette. It is such a pleasure not cheap.
For the design of the kitchen all the styles are good. Choose a style direction is based on the size of the kitchen - a classic requires space, it is not necessary to draw up a small kitchen in accordance with the canons of this style. Decorative plaster, luxurious non-woven wallpaper, painting are suitable for wall decoration.
For a small kitchen more suitable minimalist style, hi-tech, country. In the decoration of the walls can be used any suitable color and texture materials. Wall decoration options on the small kitchen are shown in the photo.
Modern, loft, other modern styles allow painting walls in the style of graffiti, airbrushing. Bright, rich colors of the kitchen will highlight the individuality of the owners of the room.
Mediterranean requires space - if you have a medium or large kitchen, which includes the working area of the hostess and the dining room - choose this style that breathes with sea expanses. Taking the one-colored walls as a basis, add interior with textiles. Light beige or pale blue wall and bright accents - strip, cell. Colors - white, sand, beige, blue, blue - will fill the rooms with the space that takes far beyond the ocean.
All types of rustic style will be appropriate in both large and small kitchens. Wallpaper with a small floral pattern, a small strip of pastel shades will create a background, and bright print will be print curtains on the windows, baskets of fruit, hanging on the walls of the grass.
Oriental style allows wall decoration with paint, wallpaper of appropriate colors. If you choose the luxury of the east, you can make inserts of color-contrasting materials on the walls, whether they are covered with wallpaper or painted, framing them with gold fillets. Gentle sakura blooming can be done by airbrushing on a smooth-painted surface.
Arabic, Indian cuisine will look stylish if you decorate the walls with silk imitating wallpaper. Will complement the stylization of the curtains on the windows and pillows on the sofa made of silk, brocade. The photo shows a variety of options for wall decoration in the kitchen in Oriental styles. Glass, mosaic stained glass windows, panels, wood used in the design of the kitchen in the Arabic style, bamboo inserts emphasize Japanese.
Our photo gallery presents you a variety of photo finishes and kitchen design in different styles.
The kitchen is a traditional gathering place for the whole family. And its design should please everyone. Take into account the interests of all households, and evening gatherings will become even more beloved, and the food - tastier. Design tips will help you make your dream of a perfect kitchen come true.