Suggestions and tips on how you can choose an industrial-style kitchen
Wood, metal, raw finishes
These are some of the main elements that characterise a real industrial-style kitchen.
Born in New York in the 80s as a readaptation of old abandoned industrial buildings, the industrial design has become a real trend over the past few years and has influenced a very important environment where families gather: the kitchen.
Lots of companies offer customised solutions for those who love rough materials and a well-worn look.
The industrial-style kitchen usually prefers open spaces and it is often connected to the living room without barriers or doors.
Moreover, there is a central area, an island where a practical table or a sideboard can be placed.
If you are looking for tips and suggestions to furnish the area where you prepare food, follow the ideas in the following paragraphs.
They can help you choose your industrial-style kitchen!
Materials that can be used in an industrial-style kitchen
One of the features that draw our attention are materials. Their combinations are diverse: a real mix of essences and colours.
However, one thing is sure: wood and metal are always in the foreground.
Your preferences will define their balance.
If you are looking for a warm and comfortable kitchen, you should choose wood, preferably in two colours.
If you would like to create a space where shades of grey are highlighted, then use iron, steel and metal sheet which can be polished, oxidised and brushed.
They can be used for kitchen cabinets, furniture for storage, floors and tables.
You shouldn’t forget the wall surfaces to get a perfect result!
Imagine them with bricks at sight to recall lofts in New York or coated with resins to express a natural character.
Colour that can be used an industrial-style kitchen
To have an idea of the range of colours you can imagine an old plant with its products and hardware.
They include black, metal colours (such as grey, copper and bronze) as well as all nuances of wood, which is the best solution to create a warm environment.
Black allows you to furnish a kitchen with a slate finish, used to make walls or small stripes where you can write down recipes or appointments.
Grey, in its darkest tones, can be combined with iron and steel which is neutral and perfect in combination with further finishes.
This style does not include the use of vivid and bright nuances.
However, you can use refined accessories to give a touch of colour.
Rust, for example, is of the trendiest colours: it is perfectly rough and has reddish nuances.
Industrial kitchen: furnishing accessories that are a must
The choice of furniture and furnishing accessories is important in designing the industrial kitchen of your dreams. This style usually fits into a quite large open space so you can play with accessories.
We may draw up a raking on top of which are trays with wheels, comfortable and original, open shelves, full of recipe books or used to store food and refined vintage items found in some flea markets.
All reused items are perfect for this kind of style completed by old mechanisms of watches, lamps, wires and signs.
They will make your environment unique as well as the items in it!
Then, have fun visiting fairs and buying unique items.
Even cooker hood hoses or pipes of plants can become furnishing accessories if visible.
The urban appeal of industrial kitchens has something irresistible.
Tables where you can sit together and have meals are the core of this environment: they can be placed in the middle or separated by a glass door with iron profiles.
You may look for a unique table, recovered from an industrial use that keeps specific features such as stands or gears of machines.
The top can be made of wood with different thicknesses or glass, equipped with wheels to move it.
You can combine metal chairs or original stools, with some touches of colour.
One of the last trends is the use of chairs with a completely different design around a table or chairs with the same design and different colours.