If you like ethnic motives in design, do not ignore the Russian culture.
In this article we will describe how to design a beautiful and distinctive cuisine in the style of Gzhel. White-blue painting on ceramics gradually moved to interiors - why not take advantage of this?
Initially Gzhel called the whole region where clay was mined and, accordingly, turned into masters in porcelain and earthenware. Gradually, the dishes from there acquired their characteristics, which in our time have moved to the design of rooms.
The main one is known to all - This is a combination of cobalt blue and white paint. But, of course, Gzhel painting would not have become known to the whole world only thanks to the selection of shades.
Remember one more important rule: Gzhel is manifested in detail, decor or accents, and not in large areas.
Choose a palette
Although the monochrome interiors are now at the height of fashion, for the Gzhel style it is a mauve ton. Do not follow the path of least resistance and use only the white and blue scale.
An exception: The abundance of cobalt shades is acceptable in a spacious and bright room. And then, we recommend that you dilute it with a couple of color accents. In a small or shady kitchen, the blue color should be used very carefully.
Traditional combination is better to dilute with other tones, preferably neutral and warm. A good choice: shades of blue, beige and brown, green, cream and orange. Piquantly look small inclusions of black and yellow, small elements of bronze or with gilding.
A full set of recommendations on the principles of combining colors in the interior of the kitchen can be found in this article.
If you are not confident in your design skills, try one of the tested schemes: white walls with a thin blue painting, neutral floor (brown or beige), a suite with white decorated facades, light furniture and white-blue curtains. Well, and of course, the corresponding porcelain dishes.
Combine with other styles
Gzhel can be not only the dominant component of kitchen decoration. This is a good addition for many traditional styles: Provence, country, Russian folk ...
For them Gzhel painting will become an unusual decoration, harmoniously complementing the overall situation.
However, in interior-filled interiors, it will be appropriate: a shine-chic, art-nouveau or fusion. True, it is important not to overdo it - if there are doubts about the harmony of such a combination, choose another option.
Interesting reception: Sometimes gzhel occurs even in unexpected combinations. For example, in the kitchen, high-tech. Therefore, if at first glance some combination seems ridiculous to you, do not rush to abandon it - perhaps you have found the perfect design solution.
If any style is self-sufficient in itself, for example, Moroccan, then Gzhel is unlikely to fit. Also, its use in eastern interiors is doubtful - although if you can design a harmonious eclectic - why not?
These are common moments, without which a beautiful interior will not work. And what about the details?
A mistake will be to buy a set and a corner, completely painted with Gzhel patterns. remember, that the main thing - moderation and elegance.
As for the materials, then you have a relative freedom: wood, MDF, particle board, frosted glass, facade tiles, stone imitation, plastic... But the metallic will not be in the topic.
Back to the design?
We advise you to do one, a maximum of two major accents - then the interior will be harmonious and airy. So, if you decide to paint on the facades of lockers, then chairs or sofas should be purchased simply in tone to them. And vice versa.
By the way, modern design trends allow the use not only of traditional mosaic patterns. Performed in this style thematic drawings - a very fresh solution that has not yet become too common. Look at this photo - it is interesting and not beaten.
Abandon excessively pretentious shapes - it's better to pay attention to simple, rounded silhouettes.
If such design of the basic elements seems too flashy, buy monochrome, choosing from numerous shades of a white-blue color scheme.
The upholstery can play a very important role. You can choose a painted or pattern, close by theme - silhouette landscapes, elegant abstraction. The main thing is to remember the combination of colors.
The space between the bottom of the headset and the shelves is an excellent place to reveal all the beauty of the Gzhel painting. And this, in general, is logical - faience tiles quite a canonical choice for its application.
It all depends on your preferences. Not bad look like small elements that duplicate each other, and a common ornamental canvas.
The more noticeable the gzhel on the apron, the more modest the rest of the interior should be.
Be sure to take into account the dimensions: if the strip of apron is narrow or too long, then it is better not to use massive patterns. Conversely, on a too-working area, the volumetric pattern slightly smoothens the disproportion.
It does not matter which kitchen you make out: in an apartment, in a private house or in a dacha, the recommendations will be common.
For the interior of the kitchen in the style of Gzhel walls can be decorated in two versions:
- Solid color finish, for example beige or bluish. Choose any of the shades suggested above - the main thing is that it should be in harmony with the rest of the elements.
- White walls with a painting fit, if you want to focus on them. But if you are planning a large-scale pattern - let's say, like here, the other components of the design should be as simple as possible.
Gzhel on the floor looks very ... peculiar. Therefore, it is better to confine oneself to a monophonic coating that does not detract attention.
Wood, light laminate, linoleum... Give preference to such materials - they blend perfectly with the concept of lightness and airiness.
A small carpet from the above color scheme is in full harmony with Gzhel painting - they are traditionally used in "Russian" interiors.
But with it, variations are possible. Of course, more often the main accent is shifted to walls or pieces of furniture.
In this case, the ceiling should be made white or beige, blue or golden ... But if you plan to add originality, try to paint it.
Patterns around the chandelier, a mural in Gzhel style, a thin mosaic on all the overlapping... Here the options are almost limitless.
However, I would like to focus on lighting. Spot lights are not the most successful addition for the national Russian design. The same applies to LED strips. And here Classic chandeliers with elegant ornaments fit.
The main thing is that they do not seem too massive and do not overload the ceiling visually.
As you can see, for the main components of the room the recommendations are quite similar: combination of blue and white, lightness and airiness, harmony and grace. But as everyone knows, the interior makes details.
Let's see how they can be worthy to beat?
In many ways they provide extra comfort in the kitchen. But within the framework of this style, you should not make them too pretentious - simple even curtains fit best.
For style gzhel in the interior of the kitchen can also choose monochrome curtains blue or white flowers. If you need a color accent, play with the tones - but do not deviate from the main scale.
Multilayer curtains and blinds - not the best option. The former are too distracting to pay attention to themselves, and the latter are difficult to harmoniously fit into the interior.
Ironically, the Indonesian technique "batik"(Painting on the fabric with the use of wax) perfectly combined with gzhel. Therefore, the appropriate shades of curtains with an elegant pattern - an excellent choice.
A real porcelain with gzhel painting is not the cheapest pleasure. But you do not need to buy a whole set - just a few beautiful cups and plates. Others pick up the tone.
By the way: This style is characterized by the use of dishes not only for utilitarian purposes, but also as a decoration. Arrange the painted plates or glasses on open shelves.
The same can be said about vases, dishes, candy bars. Do not try to place them on any horizontal surface - our confidence is everything.
If the walls and the ceiling are often imitated, then, oddly enough, it is the household appliances that can actually be painted. If you wish, you will be able to do it yourself - the main thing is to stock yourself with suitable paints and stencils.
Good looks gzhel on the doors of ovens or refrigerators, but here it is worth remembering the scale - the smaller the "canvas", the more elegant the pattern should be.
Unusual move: Sometimes gzhel cause and on the sanitary technician. It looks strange, but why not? Such small accents are suitable for interiors in a different style, where you want to add a few elements of the Gzhel painting.
Tablecloths, towels, potholders, cushions on the sofa ... These accessories can complement the picture or completely spoil it.
Therefore, choose them carefully: natural materials, the appropriate color scheme. An interesting solution can be ... embroidery in the style of gzhel. The main thing is that it is not too intrusive.
As you can see, the combination of white and blue tones with thoughtful inclusions, the abundance of light and the grace of the lines help create a beautiful interior of the kitchen in the traditional Russian style gzhel. The main thing is to think over the details and correctly compile all the elements.