The design of the kitchen for any homeowner – the occupation is as responsible, as costly. And it’s not just the cost of the kitchen set and household appliances, but also the significant cost of finishing the room. The special microclimate of the kitchen space is high humidity, constant temperature changes, the risk of mechanical damage, burning out of surfaces and permanent pollution, imprinting on the selection of finishing materials not in the direction of reducing their cost, unfortunately. In addition, from the appearance of the decoration of the walls, in many ways depends the whole image of the kitchen. So, when choosing materials for registration, it will be necessary to take into account a whole range of criteria – from technological properties to aesthetic qualities. We hope that a selection of kitchen interiors, in which we have collected at least 100 ways to decorate the walls, will help you navigate through the extensive selection of wallpaper for finishing the kitchen and find your ideal option.
Select wallpaper according to technical specifications
The choice of wallpaper in modern stores of finishing materials is incredibly wide. If you go to one of them without any preliminary preparation, then, apart from the staggering of the assortment, you will hardly get something else. Let’s first cut out the options that are not suitable for the kitchen by its technological properties. Paper wallpaper attracts buyers with its cheapness and a wide range of colors, prints. But they are absolutely not suitable for rooms with high humidity, temperature changes and a high level of risk of contamination of surfaces. Even paper wallpaper with a special impregnation, which prevents moisture, is suitable only for those owners who will not be against after 1.5-2 years again to cover the walls of the kitchen. Most likely, the pattern for 2 years will burn out in those places where the canvas falls under direct sunlight and the difference in the color will be noticeable.
Paper wallpaper with a minimum layer of vinyl can only be used if the wall surfaces have a perfectly smooth and even surface. Such cloths are thin enough and give out any surface defect. This design can not be called durable either.
Do not use in the kitchen space textile wallpaper. They look luxurious, they have high ecological properties, but it is the ability to “breathe” becomes one of the reasons to abandon such design – the canvas perfectly absorbs all the smells. But the main reason is the impossibility of cleaning the textile cloth from dirt, using cleaning agents.
For a kitchen room, vinyl wallpapers are great. Strong and durable, resistant to moisture, sunlight, temperature changes and mechanical influences (within reason). Vinyl wallpaper can be cleaned with tools, use a damp sponge. But among the vinyls there are varieties – for the kitchen you need to choose the most dense products. Check the surface for density is easy – if you press the finger the material is easily bent, like a sponge, then – the density is not high enough. The best quality wallpapers are “compact vinyl”.
Vinyl wallpaper can be on paper and nonwoven fabric. Cloths on a paper basis are cheaper, but less durable and durable (much depends on the vinyl layer on the product). Also, vinyl wallpaper is divided into paintings with patterns and products for painting. It is possible to paint vinyl wallpapers up to 5-6 times (usually this information is indicated on the product labeling). For the kitchen room, the possibility of painting the spots or damaging the fabric is an important argument when choosing the finishing material for the walls.
Color solutions for modern kitchen spaces
Of course, there is a certain fashion for color solutions for decoration materials. Manufacturers use original color combinations, complex shades in new collections, and designers offer new and new variants. But any owner of the kitchen space when choosing a color scheme for the design of his kitchen pushes, primarily from the following factors:
- dimensions and shape of the room:
- the level of natural illumination, which depends on the number and size of the window openings;
- location of the kitchen with respect to the sides of the world
- color solutions in adjacent rooms;
- a palette of kitchen facades and a desire to create a color accent or a neutral image of space.
In the kitchen spaces of small-sized dwellings, you need to use a light palette to decorate the walls to create a not easy clean and easy image of the room, but also visually increase its volume. If the room is very small, then the facades of the kitchen set should be performed in a light palette. Do not worry about the fact that the wallpaper in a light tone will quickly fail. Vinyl canvas on a non-woven base can be cleaned more than once. In addition, on light surfaces, fingerprints, dust and dried droplets from water are much less visible.
Beige palette is always in trend. First of all, because it helps to create a warm, cozy atmosphere, even in poorly lit rooms located on the north side of the building. The white facades of the kitchen ensemble and the beige finish color are an excellent alliance, which always looks harmonious. No less effective version of the interior can be achieved with a combination of light beige walls (using wallpaper) and contrasting the dark color solution of kitchen facades.
If we talk about popular versions of the print for the execution of kitchen wallpaper, then out of fashion, never go two directions – geometric and floral design. Geometric print is more conducive to creating a strict, modern design of the kitchen space …
Vegetable print (the main place is occupied by floral motifs) creates an easy, cheerful and even festive atmosphere. Such an interior no one can call boring.
Practically every manufacturer of finishing materials has a collection of products, which are called – “kitchen wallpaper”. Demand for paintings with a thematic picture never falls. Tableware and interior items, products and kitchen accessories, drawn on wallpaper, not only diversify the color palette of the interior, but also create a special, cozy atmosphere of the room, which can be safely called the most visited in any home.
Not less popular is the dense wallpaper, imitating any surface. It can be brick or stone masonry, wooden planks or beams, a “concrete wall” or a plane with the effect of peeling plaster, painting, intentionally aged surface.
Among the popular prints for wallpaper, which are used in finishing the kitchen, you can highlight the canvas in stripes and cage. It is difficult to imagine any other room in which such a drawing would look appropriate, organic and practical.
How to use wallpaper in kitchens of different modifications
The most obvious answer to this question is to cover the walls in those places. Where there is no kitchen apron. But not everything is so clear and the options are there. Of course, the most popular variation of using wallpaper in the kitchen space is the decoration of the dining area. Around the dining table, the surfaces are not subject to humidity and strong temperature changes, and contamination is less affected. In a word, the wallpaper near the lunch group is not much threatened. Decoration in the dining area can be used as an accent and highlight this functional segment, it is not necessary to choose very bright wallpaper or canvases with a large, colorful pattern, enough differences in color from the main finish and the color solution of the kitchen facades.
Recently, wallpaper for the decoration of the dining area is popular. Most often you can see the image of landscapes on such canvases. What could be better than eating in nature? Even if this nature is imitated by photo-printing on wallpaper – the image is incredibly realistic. The result is not only a calming atmosphere for meals, but also the original design of the entire kitchen.
Another no less common way of combining the finish – wallpapering all the remaining space to the ceiling above the kitchen apron, no matter how wide it is. In this case, this combination is also convenient in the case where the upper tier is represented by the locker and, if open shelves act as an alternative. By color, the decoration of the apron and the top of the walls can coincide or act as a contrast, creating a certain emphasis – it all depends on the overall design concept of the kitchen, the color scheme of the facades and the style of the interior.
One of the options for this design – the use of wallpaper for gluing the space of walls from the top tier of cabinets to the ceiling. As a rule, this narrow strip acts as an accent surface.
Another way to integrate the wallpaper as a finishing material – drawing the top of the wall above the panels, decorated with the help of wall panels, tiles, natural or artificial stone, brick or colored lining.
There are a lot of kitchen space (usually a small square), where a dining area just does not fit, or in its location there is no need, because for that allotted a separate room or in the living room is enough space for a dining group. In this case, using a wallpaper (most often an accent color or a pattern), you can decorate the wall that is not occupied by the kitchen set. Depending on the layout of the furniture ensemble, this can be either one surface or two walls (for example, around the window opening and the door to the room).
And the last way to use wallpaper in the kitchen is to glue cupboards and niches with open shelves. Of course, this way of decorating storage systems is advisable if the doors of cabinets have glass inserts and the color or print of the wallpaper will be visible even with the facades closed. Most often in this case, an accentual cloth for decoration is used. If the facades and walls are neutral, light, then the picture in the depths of storage systems not only diversifies the color palette of the room, but also enhances the degree of uniqueness of the interior.