Industrial styles, which became popular at the beginning of the last century, brought their rules and ideas into the design of premises. What used to be considered solely the property of factory interiors, appeared in ordinary apartments and houses: heavy beams, metal lamps and brick walls. However, these tendencies existed long before the industrial revolution, rural styles also had intrinsic walls of raw materials and other rough surfaces. Provence, country and ethno along with the loft can boast of coarse textures, especially in the kitchen space.
Types of decorative materials and their location in the interior
Thanks to modern materials and an abundance of information, almost any flight of fancy can be embodied in the interior. Brick kitchen? You are welcome! It's easy, the main thing is to decide what material to use in the design. Can choose:
- natural terracotta bricks;
- silicate gray (so-called white) brick;
- finishing brick;
- decorative plaster;
- wall panel;
- white brick tile;
- textured wallpaper.
Additional lining of internal walls adds strength to the house and contributes to the preservation of heat. But, like any additional layer, it reduces the area of the room. This should be considered when choosing a material.
Sometimes it is more appropriate to prefer imitation, using decorative brick in the interior of the kitchen. Now in a trend its location is only on one wall, which thus stands out against the general background and becomes the dominant accent. It can be a free surface or an apron for a kitchen under a brick, a pier or a specially erected partition. Other background surfaces are made neutral, most often pastel paint is used. Otherwise, the space can be overloaded, which is fraught with an unpleasant heavy atmosphere.
The brick wall in the design of any room is quite an active element, especially when the brickwork is of bright terracotta color. If a gray or yellow material is used in combination with neutral tones of the remaining vast surfaces (floor, ceiling, walls), the interior gains more lightness. The combination of masonry with pastel colors visually facilitates the space. In addition, it is logical to use bright textile accents or contrasting furniture. Kitchen brick suggests the presence of a variety of furnishings and household appliances, it should also be taken into account when planning decorative surfaces.
A huge plus of brick texture is its property to harmonize with almost any color solutions of other surfaces. Undesirable only combinations in which overlap red and reddish hues. The best option would be an apron for the kitchen under a brick or one of the walls, but even they need good lighting.
It should be noted that motley carpets, contrasting curtains with bright patterns and photo wallpaper are contraindicated to this dominant element of the interior. The interior of the kitchen under the brick is self-sufficient and does not tolerate competition. He draws the main attention, and everything else is complementary. Theoretically, it is possible to maintain a balance and combine the above-mentioned textures with the finishing of walls under a brick, but this is a very difficult task, which only a true professional can do. Therefore, it is better to limit one active element, which can be:
- yellowish sandy;
For kitchen design with a brick, several styles are acceptable:
- Country music;
Lovers of light interiors, it is desirable to prefer unfading Provence. Very light furniture and light fabrics, wallpaper under the brick in the interior, painted in delicate or neutral tones, fill the atmosphere with air and visually increase the internal volume of the room. Appropriate walls, decorated with white brick. Among all the rural styles, Provence is the most sophisticated and refined, because it was formed in France, where even rural simplicity has a special charm.
We should also consider the Gothic style. Although it is rarely used in the design of the kitchen space, this option can also be used if desired and with a competent approach. Authentic and original at the same time - it will look like a brick in the interior. It is suitable only for thematic decoration and does not tolerate mixing with other styles.
Quoting the Middle Ages, the atmosphere of knightly tournaments and gloomy castle walls, it would be appropriate to decorate arches, which are now very popular, with brickwork, separate sections of walls, columns and other isolated elements, use panels for the kitchen, repeating brickwork, or artificial brick. Harmoniously complement gothic metal wrought objects and lamps in the medieval style.
The rough and rough texture of the brickwork adorns the interior of the kitchen, complements it and gives a special fullness. Small fragments of the walls, a kitchen apron, even worktops and cabinet fronts - you can decorate any of the surfaces with an imitation of masonry, creating your own unique interior that will be a pleasure to be in.