So, let's determine what will distinguish the kitchen interior in the Art Nouveau style:
- geometric forms next to smooth curves;
- smooth and shiny surfaces;
- bold color combinations;
- functionality above all else;
- an abundance of modern home appliances and various gadgets;
- the minimum quantity of textiles;
- avoid excessive decoration and extra accessories.
Модерн идеально подходит для небольших кухонь - за счет обилия глянцевых поверхностей достигается эффект расширения пространства. Минималистичные текстуры и bold геометрические формы, оформление в нейтральных цветах вместе с полированной отделкой и асимметрией являются ключевыми идентифицирующими признаками стиля Модерн.
Forms and materials
So, the first sign of modern cuisine coming to mind is smooth, curved shapes and asymmetrical lines. The usual corner kitchen can get smooth shapes if the corner is rounded, and it can be rounded "inside" or "out" - so the corner boxes can suddenly become round. Such contours are perfect for small rooms and how the smoothed corners will look, you can look at the photo.
If we talk about texture, then the surfaces should be smooth and shiny - for this effect, when decorating a facade, for example, enamel, acrylic, film or lacquer is used.
In the Modern, many materials are possible, especially wood and plastic. Some designers use natural wood as an organic contrast against the background of artificial shapes and materials.
A glossy metal, such as, for example, stainless steel, is one of the distinctive materials in the Modern. Metal can be used for anything, from the chandelier to the legs of the chair.
Modern interior designers also use glass and plastic when creating smooth and flat surfaces.
The floor can be covered with linoleum, laminate, ceramic tiles, and the floor will also look spectacular. The expensiveness of the materials used is not the main goal (although initially it was different from the style), because the emphasis is on functionality.
The main colors of modern cuisine are soft shades. Often grayish-smoky, ashy, gray-blue, light-brown colors predominate here. However, you do not have to get bored in such a kitchen, because such calm colors enliven the areas of bright colors - red, green, blue (preferably natural shades inspired by nature). These cheerful colors are usually used on wallpaper or curtains, but the Modern, as a style that aims at a new reading of the old classics, does not dictate clear instructions to us, so the combination of calm and bright tones is quite possible in the kitchen set - appreciate the real embodiments of this idea in the photo below . Of course, the white kitchen is most effective, but to avoid unnecessary "sterility" of the interior, it is better, nevertheless, to dilute white with other colors. Often, with the design of the Modern kitchen, the facades of the headset are made in several colors. The colors are specially chosen for contrasting colors or shades according to the color schemes accepted in the interior design, and sometimes even two different bright colors are allowed, and the table top is made in the third color. To select the color in this case it is better to attract professionals, or to use the proven color schemes.
Lighting is an important part of the interior
Originally lighting in the interior of the Modern tried to do muffled to create an atmosphere of coziness and romance. Today, preferences have changed. Chandeliers on the ceiling will not be the only source of lighting, because the design of the kitchen in the Modern style differs, including, and good lighting. Therefore, spot lighting will be an excellent choice, and then a soft light will fill your kitchen. Chandeliers and other lighting sources do not tolerate pretentiousness and floridity, so that the forms of all lighting devices must be strict, geometrically correct. Below are photos of the lighting fixtures suitable for this style.
Характерная черта кухни Модерн – незагруженность интерьера и его функциональность. Здесь нет фундаментальности, которая принята в Классике, и, в то же время, отсутствует небрежность, присущая стилю Кантри и Шебби шик. Столы и стулья - строгих и простых форм, без каких-либо «кричащих» деталей. Пластиковые стулья здесь смотрятся на удивление гармонично. На фото ниже вы можете увидеть самые bold мебельные идеи в стиле Модерн.
Furniture can be white or, on the contrary, bright, it is not important. Kitchen sets are mainly made of plastic and MDF and, as mentioned above, they have glossy surfaces. As for the handles of facades, they are often absent and in order to open the boxes, you just need to press the door. However, hidden handles are not the most practical part, which is especially evident on glossy headsets, because there are always fingerprints on the facades that need to be wiped. Other interesting ideas for pens, including door handles, you can look at the photos we picked up.
Regarding the kitchen apron - often it is made of plastic or glass and in the same color solution as the countertop.
Apron can also be one of the main accents, contrasting with the headset and table top. Take a look at these photos, white table top and ornate finish apron look very impressive.
It is also permissible to insert matte or transparent glass in the facades. At the same time, they always remain in direct shape, without any drawings or stencils. If you try to keep up with progress, then keep in mind that such a kitchen can be filled with all sorts of technical innovations and useful gadgets - from this its appearance only benefits.
Decor - restrained and stylish
Modern does not tolerate unnecessary decor and accessories. The decor is applicable, but it only unobtrusively complements the kitchen; it is desirable that it reflects its "modernity" and asceticism. On the photos you picked, you just can find something similar. For the modern kitchen, the following decor is suitable: modern clock, beautiful vases of simple shapes or dishes of geometric shapes and bright colors. But, of course, white dishes will also look harmonious, because the Modern is on the side of simplicity of shapes and colors. In this case it will be beautiful if the frosted glass in the kitchen set will echo with the vases from the frosted glass. As bright spots also use dishes with fruits and vegetables. Textiles are rarely present in the Modern, but without some necessary trifles can not do: towels, apron, potholders, etc., of course, can be made of textiles. Instead of a tablecloth, it is better to pay attention to substitute wipes.
Modern consists of clean lines and focuses primarily on functionality and avoids the abundance of decorative elements that we see in many other styles. Some believe that the Modern is too simple, severe and cold, but when it is well planned and thought out, it can bring a sense of calm and harmony to your kitchen.