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In what color to paint the kitchen: 10 popular combinations


Contrast, monophonic, pastel or black and white? And maybe purple? How to choose and combine colors in the kitchen? We picked up the most fashionable schemes and showed them to specialists

Working with color is almost the most difficult partDecorating profession. Skillful use of color combinations can dramatically change the perception of the room, inept - to spoil any interior. Living space, even made in a single scale, is never completely monochrome. Furniture, walls, textiles from different materials and textures will still create a variety of shades. Especially in the kitchen - the most functional and "motley" room of our house.

Therefore, most people who choose their own colorPaint, tiles or kitchen facades, subconsciously strive for neutral or pastel shades: the errors are not so noticeable. And often later, looking at interior magazines with bright pictures, they regret it. In fact, colors should not be afraid. It is necessary to be afraid of excessiveness. To avoid it, you need to remember some features of color perception.

Color as such and its impact almost neverdo not match. Simply put, the color on the probe and the color in real space, in the neighborhood with other tones and shades, will look completely different. Artists call this feature a psychophysiology of color and skillfully use it to get from us one or another emotional reaction. Entire libraries are written about how to do this, and good colorists stand out even in a professional environment.

Usually the same person, so as not to be mistaken,It is enough to choose some one, a maximum of two basic colors or shade and carefully add the rest to create the desired effect. As a "cheat sheet" you can use color tables that are produced for designers and decorators, or ready-made schemes that these designers and decorators come up with later for furniture and paint manufacturers. So you get a starting point from which you can build your own interior without extra risks. So, what's in vogue this summer?

1. Blue ice, white and gray

The unfading classic of the Mediterranean and veryAn advantageous formula in use, where blue is air, white is light and light, and gray is clarity and brilliance. Blue and white - a great combination for painted facades, and on the silver metal handles and lampshades will effectively shimmer the sunlight. In order not to freeze from such a combination in the Russian climate, it is better to add heat with a wooden floor or a table with chairs of natural shades. Additional plus - a free combination with any contrast accents: bright paintings or prints, dishes, table textiles.

2. Green apple, white and dark brown

Яблочный зелёный — один из самых благородных colors in the palette of painted wooden classics and old Provence. It is important not to overdo it, otherwise the excess will turn the room into a dollhouse. But it's not difficult: the color goes well with textured and dark wood, metal, both shiny and matte, white and black tiles. with elements of eclecticism, especially in contrast with industrial and emphasized rough objects. Alexey Eliseev, Manders:

- Pale green, light green shades are now at their peakpopularity in Britain. This is a historical color, a new interpretation of the English classics. It is called Eau de Nil - the waters of the Nile. In the 30s of the last century, walls were painted like this not only in England, but throughout Europe. If two housewives met on the street and said: Eau de Nil! - everyone immediately understood what was at stake. In general, when choosing a color for the walls of the kitchen, you need to build on the general concept of the interior and coordinate their color with those elements that already exist and will remain unchanged.

3. Dark blue and white

White cape on the sunny seashore, paintedTiles of the old Dutch in the house of Turbins and summer tea from Gzhel. There are things that can not come back, because they did not go anywhere. If not out of fashion, then from memory - for sure. The blue and white kitchen is exactly like that. The simplest: the blue bottom is the white top. But if the space is quite large, you can take on more bold variations: diagonal compositions or solid blue facades with traditional tiles for a slice and rustic rough wood. Whatever you come up with, you will still get one of the most respectable and "expensive" combinations, not so much at a price as per perception.

4. "Mad Orange" and cobalt

Van Gogh's favorite combination, bold, joyfulAnd warm: a sunflower against the blue sky and green grass. But if you are far from painting, with the shape and size of the flower you need to be more careful. A very good example - orange walls, white furniture and blue-green decorative accents. As a transition - a warm wooden tone of the floor. All year round there will be "eternal summer" in such a room. Solid orange facades are a more individual solution. But it is also possible in combination with white tiles, for example, and a dark tree.

5. Copper with cream

, Pseudo-copper or bronze handles, steelPlates and light cabinets - a light kitchen in the "earthy" key with a set of expensive accessories. Copper hoods have appeared with us for a long time, on the turn - countertops. However, when ordering this, do not forget about the tendency of the copper surface to be covered with a noble patina. Over time, its layer will become thicker, and there will be no trace of shine. However, many people like this effect.

6. Gray and white

Do you think it sounds colorless? In vain! Each fourth kitchen, sold in Europe last year, was just like that. Gray - the only universal color palette, allowing you to do with it literally anything. Want to know the true color of a particular object, without glare and glare - put it on a gray background. If you have difficulty with the combination of colors - decide gray. He will approach everything. And it is an ideal basis for experiments with fashion accessories of any shape, size and brightness, colorful tiles, glass, shiny and matt surfaces. Medium gray is a neutral tone, but with the help of a drop of additional color it can be made a little warmer or slightly colder. In small rooms dilute with white. Shake and mix is ​​not forbidden.

7. Orange, black and gray

Orange and black - a popular combinationShowcases kitchens in a futuristic style. Many stop - buy units. And this is understandable: the mixture is as aggressive as it is spectacular. With the addition of gray, the situation changes radically. The kitchen retains its ultramodern appearance and dramatic composition, but loses its oppressive effect. It is very interesting in such interiors look dark spans of windows and black or orange plastic lamps.

8. Coral, white and bright green

The exceptionally rare combination that came inInterior from the exterior, that is, from landscape design - this is the prevalent color ratio in the rosaries. This palette is more typical for the Spanish or Portuguese coast, than for the Russian city apartment. But he does not interfere with us - the combination is not only unusual, but also surprisingly warm and comfortable. The only thing you should not forget about is proportions. One of the active colors, coral or green, will have to give a clear preference, and the second to use as a rare accent. If the activity of the coral shade is still embarrassing, you can replace it with a softer and familiar pale-terracotta, the color of the old brick. Balancing the composition will help white.

9. Red, blue, white

The main color combination in painting, inRussian interiors are now used mainly to create teenage rooms in the British spirit. And in vain. The combination hides in itself a great creative potential. In a pure and vivid form, these tones were popular in America in the 50's. And if they are slightly muted, they will suit almost any style: from hi-tech to classics.

10. Violet, black and white

Purple kitchen "on an enamel wall" - optionfor fans of catchy interiors and art deco. Although modern facades are most often painted in dark pink and fuchsia, there are both classic and modern. Remember that in the vicinity of black, even the palest fuchsia will begin to glow with neon and be careful with accessories. But it's best to start experimenting by combining individual spots of purple and black on a gray or white background, and take advantage of the decorative possibilities of the tree.