Green is a natural color that is good for the eyes. It reminds of the vegetation cover of the earth, is suitable for any rooms in the house, soothes, pacifies. This is the most acceptable, optimal option for a "quiet" interior. Green kitchen can be made in any style, and the choice of suitable colors depends on the individual preferences of the owners of the home.
About color - psychology, perception
Green combines the properties of blue and yellow, appearing when they are mixed. Those who prefer this color scheme are different stealth, a tendency to self-digging. They seem to live in their own world, but they are always ready to help, trying to do good deeds. In Eastern philosophy, green is the color of spiritual growth, movement forward, continuous development, fertility. In the West, greens personify financial well-being, optimism, it is associated with a successful career.
Green perfectly removes nervousness, its warm shades excite, fill with energy, cold - adjust to the lyrical mood, refresh. Dark green tones in the interior, create the impression of reliability, durability, light pastel reminiscent of spring, bright, rich - look luxurious, expensive.
Different tones can affect a person in different ways. When choosing the right color to decorate the room should listen to your feelings.
Advantages, disadvantages of green in the interior of the kitchen
Like other colors, green has its advantages and disadvantages.
- creates the most serene, peaceful atmosphere;
- Kohler is universal, goes well with many other colors;
- best suited for creating bright, memorable accents;
- when using warm, light shades allows to expand the room visually;
- green is good for the eyes.
Negative points of use:
- when using excessively saturated shades, it is able to make melancholy;
- cold tones are not suitable for designing cramped, dimly lit kitchens;
- an abundance of green gives an unnecessarily relaxing effect, making it difficult to concentrate.
The use of different shades, halftones in one room allows you to create the desired mood. It is important not to overload the interior with an abundance of details.
Shades of green - secrets, tips of choice
There are a huge number of all kinds of green shades:
- pale green;
- blue green;
- green apple;
- moderately olive;
- spring green;
- poisonous green;
- olive green;
- tea green.
Different kitchen areas are distinguished with the help of colors and textures: the darkest, coldest, and dull is the rest area, the lightest is the cooking place. A bright, warm gloss is appropriate where food is taken, and it is advisable to paint a corner for reading or writing in a dim gray-green or olive color scheme.
Suitable styles for color
Herb-marsh-malachite-lettuce and other similar colors of the kitchen, it is easy to arrange in almost any interior style:
- Classic - malachite, jade, spruce colors, combinations with white, gray, blue, chocolate. The furniture is wooden, on the walls - tile or washable wallpaper with complex patterns;
- Scandinavian - the colors are mostly cold, a lot of light, gloss, minimal decor, the furniture is very functional, simple geometric shapes are preferable;
- Provence - pastel shades of greenery, "rustic" furniture with grass-colored upholstery, linen curtains, bedspreads, tablecloths. Combinations with pale yellow, pink, woody;
- ecological - green is warm and bright here. On the floor, shelves, window sills are a lot of potted plants. Finishing materials - only natural;
- loft - rough ceiling beams, furniture "antique", as if covered with a noble patina, greenish, artificially aged brick on the walls, olive color schemes;
- Country - white-green tiles are laid on the floor, textiles are predominantly checkered, simple furniture of light, wood-colored, yellow-green or green-gray headsets;
- Baroque - good-quality furnishing of an intricate form, richly decorated with carving, on the windows of the curtains of the emerald, blue-green color scheme. On the walls there is a wallpaper with a pattern of monograms, meanders, on the ceiling - stucco;
- minimalism - a set of regular geometric shape, all appliances neatly hidden behind its facades. The dining area has no decorations, stands out with "pure" colors;
- hi-tech - an abundance of greenish-bottle glass, from which the glazing of doors and cabinets is made, an apron. Brilliant, metallic household appliances - built-in.
If the repair has not yet begun, it is recommended to first pick up a suite, other kitchen furniture, kitchen appliances, then - materials for floors, ceilings, walls at the very end - textiles, decorative elements.
Where and how to apply
The kitchen room is decorated with various shades of green, partly or completely. A kitchen is a room with a complex structure; therefore, it is important to correctly zone it, including using color. This is especially true of spacious studios, kitchens combined with living rooms, warmed balconies, loggias.
In such a color paint the walls, upholstered corner sofa or soft chairs, pick up the original headset, which can contrast with the general background, or be its continuation. It is preferable to make the general background light green, and the furnishings, small decorative objects should be bright, especially if the emphasis is placed on them.
When painting walls with green it is important to choose the right shade, type of paint, tools for applying it - otherwise the kitchen will resemble the gloomy entrance of the Soviet five-story building.
Set for green kitchen can be fully decorated in this color scheme. With this design, the facades are made emerald green, light green, pale malachite, khaki, etc. Two-color headsets are no less popular, in which part of the cabinets is decorated in a different tone - opposite to or adjacent to the green on the color wheel. There are also tricolor designs: one of the colors is accent, usually black, snow-white, silver or gold.
The material used to make a headset in the "classic" style is often wood - oak, ash, teak, walnut, pine, larch, birch, wenge, etc. The product is tinted with special dyes or coated with clear varnish. Wood shades look great on the background of green walls. Cheaper headsets are made of chipboard, MDF, plywood, multiplex. Less commonly used plastic, metals. Countertops in expensive designs are often made of natural stone - such a surface will last a very long time, while maintaining a beautiful appearance, durability, and reliability. Glass doors, frosted inserts of emerald, lime shades on kitchen facades look good, especially when supplemented with interior lighting.
Different kitchen furniture and décor are selected according to the color of the headset - the same color, chairs are purchased, the dining table is in harmony with the worktop. Curtains, zoning screens for large rooms, individual elements of dishes also match the tone of the kitchen set.
Wall, floor, ceiling decoration
When the whole room is completely painted in green, the floor is made the darkest, in order to visually create a reliable support for the legs and furniture. The ceiling is the lightest, the exception is a very high room that needs to be made a little lower. Then bright, saturated shades are acceptable. The walls of a small room, in the north or north-west window of which the sun rarely looks, paint or paste over wallpaper in light-green, spring-green, lime tones. If the kitchen is spacious, has several windows facing south, southeast, or is located in the bay window, darker tones are acceptable - deciduous-green, myrtle, olive-green. Laminate is laid on the floor, tiles - monophonic or decorated with patterns.
When there is an intricate, multicolored pattern on the walls, the furnishings and textiles are monotonous. If the headset is motley, the background is made with one color.
The kitchen apron is made of glass, wood, ceramic tile, stone, plastic, plaster with a special coating. The mosaic consisting of a set of tiny tiles looks very impressive - all sorts of ornaments and subject paintings are laid out of it. This method of decoration is optimal if you have to arrange curved surfaces - rounded corners in private mansions, ventilation boxes of panel high-rise buildings, etc. Natural or artificial stone is combined with a tabletop from the same material, but of a different color.
MDF apron is made less often from solid wood, as a special coating is required to protect the surface from moisture, grease and high temperatures. Shiny metal surfaces look greenish, reflecting the color of the walls, but taking care of them is very laborious. Colored glass in the loft interior is mounted directly on a brick wall, and sometimes painted with colors designed for this.
Textiles, decorative elements
Curtains, upholstery, tablecloths and napkins should be combined with each other not only in color but also in texture. It is advisable to use non-staining, easily washable fabrics, since the kitchen is likely to spill food on the tablecloth or sofa cover, sprinkle curtains with fat during cooking. Tacks for hot, hand towels, apron of the hostess, in which she prepares food, are not only functional, but also decorative items, also matched by color. A tablecloth is decorated with a tablecloth. Here it is customary to use napkins - textile or paper.
As a decorative element often used wallpaper, decorating one wall or part of it. They depict a blue-green underwater world with fancy fish, a flower bouquet in a vase, a basket with apples, pears, bananas, forest landscape, bamboo grove, maple leaves, geometric abstractions, etc. It is important to know that they glue this picture only on completely free the wall, so that the image was completely visible, was not blocked by furniture. Large drawings are placed only in spacious rooms, small - in more close.
Small accents in the form of cups, bowls, vases, dry bouquets, patterns on cutting boards will make the interior complete, but it is important not to overdo it when choosing - a large amount of decor unnecessarily clutters the room, making it untidy, and cleaning is time consuming.
Kitchen furnishings include a dining table with chairs, a corner or regular sofa, hanging shelves, a bar counter. When the spacious kitchen is equipped with a place to work at a laptop, reading, writing, in one of the free corners stir another small table, a comfortable chair or an office chair. Household appliances, that is, a refrigerator, a gas stove, a washing machine, a microwave oven, if desired, are also selected in grassy, malachite, olive tones.
Glossy furniture surfaces, decorated in bright colors, optimally suited for cramped spaces, dark, matte - for spacious.
Lighting, decorative lighting
With the help of well-chosen lighting, it is easy to adjust the shape of the room, highlight different functional areas, emphasize the significant elements of the decor. The brightest light is made above the work surface, as there is a cutting of products. The color of the food should not be distorted, because light bulbs with white light are used.
Green colors of table lamp shades are associated with wealth, significance, optimally fitting into retro interiors. Such a lamp is used to make a place for reading, if available, less often - a dining area. Sconces with a lampshade in the colors of malachite, asparagus, mint will give a place of eating comfort, beautifully highlighting it. In modern interiors often used lamps on the rail - such a lamp is easy to move to any convenient place.
Decorative lights are mounted along the ceiling plinth, adorn the top and bottom of the headset. LED strip, which is made out of the floor perimeter, allows you not to stumble on the corners, if you had to go to the kitchen in the dark. The light inside the cabinets is also referred to as decorative - it allows you to quickly find the right thing, visually expands the space.
Green lampshades, light bulbs, can make even a completely white snow-green kitchen. The brightness of the light flux is regulated by a switch on the wall or using a remote control.
Different color combinations
The kitchen is very rarely fully decorated in shades of green, usually this color is complemented by others. Specialists in design recommend using no more than three colors at the same time, while about 60-65% of the entire space will be on the core, an additional one will take 30-35%, 5-10% - minor accents.
Combinations with cold tones, such as black, blue, purple, dark gray are suitable for spacious kitchens. With warm, light, such as milky-white, sunny yellow, beige, greens are combined in small cozy kitchenettes.
Yellow-green interior is very positive, bright, appetizing. "In the subject" here will come wallpaper with the image of ripe yellow apples, bananas, lemons, sliced pineapples, flowers of sunflower. It is interesting to look at gradient transitions from light yellow to dark green, vertical stripes of the respective colors on the wallpaper, vague yellow spots or blots - against the background of rich greenery of the headset. Dry or artificial bouquets are also appropriate.
Orange raises the mood, improves the appetite, gives the room a hint of slight madness - if the color is too bright. Well here are fridge magnets, stickers in the form of oranges, tangerines, apricots, carrots, decor from real pumpkin, with a face cut out on it. Brown-orange furniture with emerald upholstery will be an excellent counterbalance to the headset of spring-green color scheme.
The combination of white, cream, floral-white with shades of green, create a feeling of incredible freshness in the room. Furniture fittings in shades of silver, tea-green facades in combination with white marble worktops, floor tiles of milky-white and green squares laid in a checkerboard pattern are permissible. In such an interior, the images of field and garden flowers - daisies, peonies, roses, lilies, water lilies, jasmine and others look great.
Black sofa, front door, curtains, perfectly complement the green of the headset, varying the overall background. In a green and black room there is always an atmosphere of mystery, as if the kitchen hides many secrets. The main disadvantage of this design - excessive darkness, which requires a large number of lamps, highlight every corner of the room. As accents, small white, gold details are permissible here - they will gently soften the atmosphere.
Gray background is the most neutral, soft, calm. It does not distract attention from the green, suitable for a room of any size. Gray-green colors - the best solution for high-tech interiors, replete with shiny metal, chrome-plated details. The set here is made in light green, apple tones, and on the glass of a kitchen apron smoky kittens are depicted, a monochrome autumn landscape of a large rainy city.
The beige kitchen set is made of light wood, in the best way fitting into the room of ecological style. Some shades of beige are associated with human skin, because widescreen portraits, images of partially nude nature are quite appropriate. Light green furnishings, against a background of beige walls, with a dark spruce geometric ornament, suitable for minimalist interiors, where excessive flowering is irrelevant.
Violet-green interior - a rare, memorable phenomenon. These tones are used to create futuristic cuisines - an island bar counter, vaguely resembling a spaceship, wallpaper with the image of neon mushrooms, alien figures. Floral and vegetable prints will complement the room in Provence style - one wall will be decorated with endless lavender field, bouquets of bluebells, lilacs, baskets with eggplants, “live” barricades with greenish-purple asparagus beans. On the window sills place the violets in pots, purple flowers that delight the eye to eight to ten months a year.
Greens go well with such shades as chocolate, coffee, wenge, brown-ocher, sepia, terracotta. Brown sofa, upholstered in leather, paintings in tinted wooden frames, oak set, located on the background of matt-green floor walls.It is important that the design does not turn out to be excessively dark - light-brown furnishings are combined with spruce, chrome-green, dark herbal shades, black-brown headsets and other furniture are placed against the background of spring-green wallpaper, pastel shades of floor tiles. The "classic" brown-green element is indoor plants in clay pots. This decor not only decorates the kitchen, but also perfectly cleans the air.
The pink-green interior is associated with tenderness, romance. Ceilings, curtains pink color, elegant furniture made of pink wood shades will fall in handy here. One of the walls will be decorated with a photographic image of blooming white and pink snowdrops, lush cherry blossoms, a huge rose with droplets of transparent dew, and on the stretch ceiling - clouds that accompany the sunset sun - pale pink shades. It is highly undesirable to make a pink main - this is a frivolous, “children's” color scheme.
Soft pink tulle on the windows perfectly transmits light, which is important for small kitchens.
With blue, blue
The combination of green and blue is suitable for the sea interior, where one of the walls will be painted sailboat, some varieties of ethnic. It is important to use light, translucent shades - dark blue, used together with spruce-green, phthalocyan-green, will create an overly gloomy atmosphere. The sky-blue painted walls are accentuated by a suite, a settee of shades of spring greenery. At the same time, on the stretch ceiling they depict the sky, with clouds floating on it. The emerald color scheme, which smoothly turns into light blue, will create a “magic” atmosphere suitable for Art Deco style.
The green color scheme is mysterious and calm, its various shades will be juicy or tender, saturated or translucent. The abundance of modern design solutions in green tones allows you to create a dream kitchen, which will be as comfortable as possible. For a small or large room, various color combinations are selected that help to correctly change its shape, if necessary.