Furnishing a modern kitchen outside the box

The room that is changing its appearance and shape the most is the one where we cook. And to furnish a modern kitchen, ideas and advice from architects and decorators are useful to avoid falling into the stereotype of total white. It is not just a question of the choice of materials, but also of new ways of organizing the space, the choice of lights, taps and the possibilities of new appliances.

The trend towards having an open kitchen has certainly transformed ideas when thinking about the layout of a modern kitchen. An influence that passes through elements such as the island equipped with hobs and sinks. Or even the snack counter, a new idea of ​​a table that conquers for its practicality and its shapes inspired by the locals.

All transformations that indicate how much the service room kitchen is becoming a place for socializing. And it is no coincidence that a successful interior designer like Joseph Dirand, in his home in Paris, wanted to put a sofa in it because it is the room where he spends most time with his family.

Photo Adrien Dirand

Concealed kitchen

A direct consequence of the opening to the living area is the diffusion of concealed kitchens. What was once a solution designed for small sizes, now becomes a choice to have everything closed behind a door. If there is one aspect that distinguishes a vintage kitchen, it is the exposed shelves. So in a modern kitchen everything must be behind a surface: not just the surface dispensation, but also the domestic appliances and in some cases also i sinks.

Lighting up a modern kitchen

Light is always a determining element for the style of an environment. And the kitchen is no exception. The possibilities of the LED they have also conquered the stoves and are certainly the room where they have a more valid functional reason, particularly in the spaces under the wall units. But also one illuminated showcase it can become an element of contemporaneity. A Suspension above the table or island can give the decisive touch to the look of a modern kitchen.

Photo by Lorenzo Pennati

Photo by Lorenzo Pennati

Appliances for a modern kitchen

It’s not just about better performance: new appliances allow you to rethink space of a kitchen. In particular for two elements. First of all, the induction hob which with its flat profile offers a minimal aesthetic perfect to ‘disappear’ between the lines of a hob. Then there are the modern hoods: on the one hand we find models with increasingly original and characterizing shapes, on the other those integrated into the worktop to clear the ceiling and also disappear from view.

Then there is home automation: it is in the kitchen that the voice assistants they are equipping themselves with small displays that sometimes we also find integrated into the furnishings. A modern recipe book to indulge the new custom of consulting the instructions of a dish with a video, but also to make a video call or watch a TV series while cooking.

Photo Simone Furiosi

Photo Simone Furiosi

The White it definitely has the ability to immediately bring a feeling of modern cuisine. White surfaces that, in addition to a sense of formal cleanliness, have the advantage of maximizing the brightness of the environment. Then, however, it is a choice in continuity with tradition and easy to match.

In particular, the white kitchens are an idea to give a contemporary touch to rooms where you want to keep finishes such as i exposed brick of the stone walls. The advice is to not be satisfied with neutral materials, but to create shades with natural surfaces such as Carrara marble or even resins and microcement.

Foto Sharyn Cairns

Foto Sharyn Cairns

But a modern kitchen can also be interpreted by color. While there is no shortage of examples of black environments with great character, it is certainly better to choose light shades e bright. Sometimes just one color is enough to give that modern, da character match to a more technical and typical kitchen material such as steel.

Or you can choose the way of a more complex color palette to play between surfaces, wall units e furnishings. The one color hypothesis is the riskiest because it could be cloying or tiring. The most successful examples in this sense are those that introduce shades for a dynamic final result.

Photo Luis Beltrán

Photo Luis Beltrán

SEE ALSO:

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