The kitchen is the place where the whole family and guests gather at the table, so the interior in it should be cozy, interesting. A very important role is played by the color composition of the interior. Blue kitchen furniture is a very extraordinary and bold decision. This is the choice of owners who keep pace with the times, confident in their abilities, persistent in achieving their goals, who love to increase their income. Such people prefer calm and stability. In addition, the blue kitchen looks elegant and fresh.
Advantages and disadvantages
The blue color in the interior has a calming effect, concentrates, is often associated with water or sea. In the color spectrum, blue occupies an intermediate position between green and purple. Being next to the green, he acquired the ability to calm the nervous system, to give peace. From the violet color, he received a philosophical view of things, melancholy. However, the abundance of dark blue shades can also have a negative effect, cause a feeling of gloom, anxiety, and increase stress. It is important to choose the right shades and their combination.
From a medical point of view, blue shades have a positive effect on the health of hypertensive patients , as they reduce blood pressure and heart rate, even out breathing. But this is also a drawback, since hypotension will be contraindicated in an abundance of blue. Blue color helps reduce appetite.
If the owners of the kitchen "hold" a figure or have long wanted to lose weight, then the situation will be an additional help. To dilute this effect can dilute the interior with green and beige shades, wooden elements of decor or furniture.
Saturated blue shades visually narrow the space. They are perfect for interiors of spacious rooms, but not for small kitchens. A great solution would be to paint a single wall, trim the apron or use a blue kitchen unit, but with a light finish on the walls. The blue color itself causes a feeling of cleanliness, freshness and order. But the interior may seem cold, especially if the windows are northern. This sensation can be corrected by additional lighting of warm light or by adding other colors of a warm range.
Headset color matching
You can choose any shades of blue, ranging from sky blue, bright indigo to blueberry. Monochromaticity or the predominance of one shade in the interior gives coldness, so it is advisable to dilute it with warmer, pastel colors, for example, yellow or gray. This is especially true for rooms facing the north side.
Gray in combination with blue looks elegant and festive. The metallic shade, for example, silver curtains or wallpaper, looks especially advantageous. Lavender and silver are perfect for each other, they favor relaxation and at the same time allow you to concentrate on your own thoughts. However, a long stay in such a color scheme relaxes and begins to sleep. The third component does not hurt - beige, peach, the color of spring greens. This severity is softened by bright vases of orange or yellow hue, a tablecloth with fruit prints.
A drop of the sun in the blue kingdom will bring walls, a kitchen apron, furniture and utensils in shades of yellow and orange. You can opt for orange, lemon, tangerine or golden color, which will give juiciness and colorfulness. In this case, dark blue should be in tandem with dark yellow, and light gray with light yellow. However, one of them should be dominant.
The combination of black and blue looks gloomy, such a kitchen seems dark. In order not to overload the environment with a pessimistic palette, black is used in a minimal amount, focusing on the countertop or individual furniture details. The oppressive impression of such a color ensemble can be neutralized by a large amount of light from lamps and fixtures. Another trick is to choose a lighter shade of blue. You can try to work with the texture using matte or glossy surfaces. The latter look more festive and bright, but also more easily soiled, fingerprints and dirt spots are clearly visible on them.
Noble blue color is today one of the favorite designers. It is suitable for such stylistic decisions as:
- Mediterranean - blue furniture in the Greek style, a white and blue strip on the curtains, rugs, kitchen towels, chair seats - these are the most characteristic tricks that resemble a seascape;
- Provence - blue-white patterns, floral and floral prints of cornflower-blue tone on wallpaper, apron, dishes;
- Scandinavian - easily recognizable for its bright whiteness, to which blue details are added;
- Empire - in furniture upholstery, curtains, lamps;
- Art Deco, minimalism, hi-tech - dishes, napkins;
- country - matte turquoise, cornflower blue or sea-green facades of the cabinets with the effect of scuffing, lace, dinner sets with white and blue ornaments, light wood, blue countertops with mosaic masonry;
- shebby-chic - for decorating an apron made of tempered glass, tile;
- classic - tablecloth, curtain, upholstery fabric of a sofa, chairs, wooden set or from chipboard, chandelier;
- loft - a table, chairs, paintings, blue furniture on a background of gray brick walls;
- ethnic - Gzhel, Chinese porcelain, Ukrainian tablecloth, rushnyks, Spanish tiles;
- fusion - curtains with small blue flowers, rustic furniture;
- American classics - various combinations of gray, green or ink with blue; furniture of strict design, with clear lines, two-tone frame facades: light top, blue bottom.
Thus, there are many options for introducing blue and all its shades into the interior of the kitchen, allowing you to choose the one that suits your taste, temperament and emphasize your personality
Professional designers offer three techniques for creating blue interiors.
The furniture is saturated in color, the remaining surfaces are neutral, calm. If the furniture is executed in a blue style, then the handles on the doors can be metal and wooden. Plastic and glass surfaces blend well with metal. As a floor covering, tiles made under granite, or gray laminate. As for the space between work surfaces (countertops) and hanging cabinets, it can be finished with the following options:
- simple plain tile of white, turquoise, green colors with a blue tint;
- wall panels with photo printing (skinned);
- metal finish;
- imitation of brick or granite masonry.
Wallpaper, wall panels, plaster, as well as the ceiling will harmoniously look in the shade of "baked milk", "cappuccino". Wallpaper can be imitation of brick or masonry.
Light furniture against a blue apron. At the same time, the apron is made of tiles, mosaic canvas, glass wall panels with photo printing. The ceiling and walls should be white. Accessories and fittings are preferred in bright blue to create an accent. For the floor it is worth choosing porcelain stoneware, wood, parquet "herringbone". This option is perfect for small or elongated kitchens. Such a bright blue element will distract all attention to yourself.
The cold gamut is perfectly diluted with “spots” of orange, green and yellow. It can be dishes, textiles or fresh flowers. If the surfaces of the cabinets are glossy, white or silver, then the design will turn out closer to hi-tech, modern and technological. Wooden elements will make the room more comfortable.
Combined furniture - blue with a different color. If light colors are the companion, then the ceiling and walls can be matched to the main tone. Gold-plated, bronze, brass and copper elements in the design of cold blue kitchens make the interior warmer. Furniture handles, legs, candlesticks, water faucets, cornices, curtain holders, various decorative elements are made from these materials. You can place dishes or various things made of these metals.
The level of illumination is of particular importance in this case. Above the work surfaces set the spotlight. For kitchens in an apartment of a small area, ordinary chandeliers are suitable. Strict blinds look too bulky. They are best replaced with curtains with soft folds. You can use prints depending on the selected style.
For small kitchens, it is enough to place a chandelier with several bulbs. But for large areas it is better to use several light sources. It can be lamps located in different places, for example, above the working area and above the dining table. It is possible to place several lamps on the ceiling as an alternative to chandeliers. If the working area is large, you can place LED backlighting or spotlights. If the working area is not blocked by cabinets, then place a lamp on the ceiling.
Important! Since the blue color is often cold, it can be smoothed out using warm light lamps, especially in rooms with dark shades. If the kitchen itself is bright, then you can place any.
The kitchen set in a cold dark blue color is diluted with light shades in the decoration and silver facades of household appliances. And so that the interior does not look cold, bright spots of yellow and green in the form of textiles and utensils are added. The warmth of the interior is also provided by the dining wooden table.
Or the reverse option. The kitchen is light, but in the decoration of the room blue colors prevail. At the same time, the interior is also diluted with wooden elements, as well as yellow and green dishes.
The combination of dark blue and black can add darkness to the kitchen. Due to the abundance of glossy surfaces and good lighting, the kitchen, on the contrary, looks festive. At the same time, the narrowing of the space due to the dark color is perfectly compensated by reflective surfaces.
For small kitchens, it is very important to visually increase the space. In this example, it was possible to achieve the glossy surfaces of the facades, light floors and ceilings.
A great combination of blue and yellow. In this case, the entire interior becomes bright and warm. The main thing is that both colors match each other in brightness.
Making the kitchen in blue, it is important to think over the design, taking into account the area of the room. Which is better to choose - a blue headset or trim. The combination of contrast of different colors works better than the whole room in different shades of blue. The latter is depressing. And also do not forget the features of the effects of color on health and appetite.
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