Want to add some extra pizzazz to your kitchen? Artistic design and a splash of wall art could be the answer you are looking for. Mint Kitchens uncovers the wonderful ways you can add that extra dash of flair to your new or existing kitchen.
With many of us spending far too much time at home lately, one thing has become clear: we are all looking to make an individual stamp and point of difference in our homes. The humble hub of the home is the perfect place to bring this trend to life. Many homeowners are now wanting to abolish the sterile kitchen environment for something with a little more ‘wow’ factor.
It comes as no surprise; the kitchen has certainly seen a huge revolution over the past few decades to become a multi-functional zone. From cooking and creating masterful delicacies to entertaining and even transforming into an office workstation, the kitchen has become the place where the majority of the family integrate and mingle. For these reasons and more, homeowners are increasingly wanting to add some colour and individual style to this area.
Including carefully-chosen artworks can add a burst of visual ‘life’ to the area that can emphasise the homeliness of the space, add warmth and texture and expand the design credentials of this important room. So how can you add a little arty inspiration to your kitchen?
Kitchen Artwork & Sculptures
Adding a splash of artwork into your kitchen is one easy and quick way to express yourself while adding an interesting focal point and even a dash of colour. With so many wonderful prints to choose from you can customise exactly what you are wanting to achieve with your artwork.
Traditionally these prints are ‘kitchen inspired’ with an array of possibilities including fruits and vegetables, spoons and utensils, and kitchen relatable quotes. However today, many are now experimenting with stunning pieces of art, that complement the overall theme and colour scheme of the zone. The great thing about great art is it can tie a space together, meaning your adjacent rooms can now extend into the theme of the kitchen through cleverly-placed pieces of art.
Think about a framed painting on a wall or wonderful pieces of art and sculptures displayed on open shelves. The key is to keep it simple. The kitchen is a very busy zone with many focal points and accents. So choosing something that easily blends in but adds to the depth of the room is a good start. Also ensure you choose the right size for the space as oversized or mis-matched pieces of art can look out of place and become a ‘stand out’ feature for all the wrong reasons. Understated frames and art that blends well with the space are important.
If you are wanting to add a pop of colour, consider also ensuring that it matches your current design. Yellow is certainly trending again this year with many celebrity homes boasting some wonderful yellow and green/yellow accents. For many, going for a full yellow kitchen or focal wall can be a little too much to handle, but adding citrus colours through artwork is an easy way to get on board with the new trend in a subtle but effective way. Again, don’t go too big or too bold. Stick to smaller frames or frameless options and ensure you get the sizing right before you buy. It’s all about having little accents of warmth and colour and not overdoing it.
Getting Arty with Design
If you are wanting something a little more permanent to your artistic flair, there are a few concepts that can be built into the original design. With so much to choose from you can literally add your stamp of creative flare in any aspect of your kitchen, from colourful matching appliances to stand-out splashbacks and interesting cabinetry.
Splashbacks can add a wonderful focal point and can be incredibly artistic. Consider coloured one-piece glass options or feature designs. Tiles are certainly back in fashion and with so many deep glossy greens and mosaic options you can include an arty design that can add a wonderful prominent point while also being incredibly functional. Greens and earthy tones are certainly an enduring trend for 2022, bringing a little of the outdoors inside, so you can create a wonderful artistic impression while staying completely on current kitchen trends. Choose colours that will stand the test of time, and create that timeless appeal.
Feature benchtops can also add an artistic flair to your kitchen. Mixing it up with natural stone and wooden accents can create a beautiful feature and add that point of difference while sticking with the flow and feel of the space. Don’t be afraid to express your style through different textures. Adding wooden open shelving in an ultra-modern kitchen can add warmth and that arty feel while blending in with the design of the space. Don’t dismiss unusual pendant lighting, which can increase the feel of the room with a stand-out artistic flare.
Fixtures and fittings can also come into play when it comes to artistic expression. Interesting tapware and handles can certainly add a new distinct dimension to the space. Copper and brass fittings paired with interesting handles can bring depth and difference to the space. As with your artwork, the key is not to go overboard and to ensure that it matches with the entire theme of the area.
Flooring can also help add a touch of artistic ambience to the room. Interesting tiles and mosaic designs can make the space pop and add a beautiful artistic addition to the room. If you are wanting to create something a little less ‘wow’, consider laying your tiles or flooring in a herringbone design. This adds a slight element of art and an interesting focal point, without being too ‘out there’.
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With a little creative energy, some expert advice, and imagination you can easily add accent artwork to your kitchen either through framed pieces and prints, or the actual design itself. Our Mint Kitchen Group specialist designers know how to create a space that is completely individual and practicable while looking breathtakingly beautiful.