Fresco in the kitchen in the interior in Provence style near the table
Frescoes are one of the oldest forms of fine art on the wall. They were used in ancient Rome to decorate houses and emphasize high status. In the last decade, frescoes have soared to the pinnacle of popularity and have become one of the most sought-after items for interior decor, not only in front living rooms but also in ordinary kitchens, which seems unusual only at first glance.
Frescoes: advantages and disadvantages
A bright fresco will become a highlight of the kitchen.
The spread of such decor is also helped by the fact that, thanks to the latest technologies, a variety of materials, and a reduced production time, paintings on the walls are produced on an industrial scale and are available to everyone.
The advantages of modern frescoes are the high quality of paints and materials, which prevents fading and helps protect images from moisture and dirt. In addition, frescoes can help in the zoning of the kitchen and living room, subtly delimiting both rooms.
Even under the influence of the kitchen fumes, the paints will not fade for a long time, and they can be placed anywhere in the kitchen, even at the sink or on the facades of cabinets.
In the interior of the kitchen
The drawing on the wall will help to become the main detail of the interior, turning a utilitarian kitchen space into one of the most beautiful and cozy places. Due to the versatility of their sizes, it can be either a painting on the entire wall or elegant small panels on the wall, which are suitable for both a large kitchen and a very small one. But the greatest advantage of such a decor is the ability to use it for any style of interior.
The classic interior style is the most demanded. This is not surprising, since it has absorbed the best achievements of fashion and architecture from many centuries. Its main features are clear geometric shapes, refined simplicity of lines, expensive materials and stucco moldings. It is not surprising that the fresco fits perfectly into such an interior.
Plots for classic-style kitchens amaze with their variety: Renaissance motifs, Italian and French paintings, antique paintings and mosaics.
In a classic interior, landscapes or antique subjects are most often depicted.
The frescoes often depict landscapes, animals, mythological heroes, still lifes and ornaments. The author’s unique painting is also often used.
For classic-style kitchens, it is advisable to contact artists who work with painting on wet plaster.
High-tech, loft, minimalism
Such styles are referred to as masculine interiors for the strict but effective lines of furniture, unusual wall decor, deliberate rudeness, the use of dark saturated colors and courage in the choice of works of art.
In modern interiors, frescoes on a non-woven basis are sometimes used, which is like a photo wallpaper
Frescoes, as do-it-yourself decor, in such an interior should be bright and catchy, with frequent use of computer graphics. These are imitations of complex mosaics, three-dimensionality, emphasized by the deep texture of the material.
Avant-garde images, as well as fashion photographs, black and white drawings and complex steel mechanisms embodied in the volume, can give style to the interior.
Country and Provence
Recently, it has been gaining popularity, interior design in the style of Provence and country. They are appreciated for the indescribable spirit of a real home, cozy and warm.
For country design, you can remember and embody in your kitchen a piece of cold and harsh countries, where preference is given to rough but reliable masonry, rough plaster, a successful combination of dark and light cold tones.
In the Provence style, landscapes of the south of France are most often depicted.
Provence, on the other hand, will remind you of the tenderness and tranquility of French small rural houses, filled with light and delicate shades of decor . Frescoes will be appropriate when creating a shabby chic design.
It is better to select frescoes for such an interior in a small, romantic style depicting pastoral motives or European architecture and landscape.
But such Ukrainian motives, also as a variant of the fresco
Ethno style in the interior of the kitchen will allow you to recreate a piece of an exotic country through the use of traditional decor elements, materials and colors.
A lush bouquet in the style of Petrikov painting is perfect for a modern kitchen.
Ethno style is not limited to copying the dwellings of distant countries, it also reflects cultural traditions in combination with unique nature, awakening a certain call of ancestors, a craving for roots, which is very attractive for the modern man of megacities.
Kitchens in this style are always saturated with bright colors and interesting gizmos, and even frescoes will fit almost perfectly.
They can be very diverse:
- Japan or China – fine exquisite painting, both floral and landscape. Sakura flowers or peonies, bamboo and cranes – for a light, spacious kitchen will be a pleasant addition, and contemplation of the misty mountains over evening tea will get rid of the day’s negativity.
Blooming sakura is a symbol of Japan, so this fresco is the best fit for a Japanese-style kitchen.
- Egypt is a style that is incredibly in demand for modern kitchens. Cozy warm tones of sand, light interspersed with gold and canon paintings honed over the centuries, ideal, for example, to be applied to a kitchen apron.
- Africa is juicy, bright Moroccan-style colors that awaken appetite and banish blues. Frescoes can be either depicting African savannas or embodying traditional art.
But this bright African fresco will bring the freedom-loving spirit of the savannah to the room.
Kitchen wall decor options
The growing popularity of frescoes has not gone unnoticed by the finishing materials companies. The latest developments have made it possible to create new types of frescoes, among which it will be easy to choose the option you like, both in terms of cost and quality.
Painting on raw plaster in an apartment
The master is manually engaged in painting, using a wet base as a canvas. Such work requires high professionalism, writing speed and special working conditions (a certain humidity and temperature). Some variants of frescoes can be applied to glass. Read about the glass painting technique here.
The advantages include:
- high quality and uniqueness of work;
- the ability to choose a pattern to taste with correction during application;
- high performance;
- ease of recovery.
Among the disadvantages is the high cost of work.
On canvas drawing
A special mixture consisting of lime, natural pigments, sand (special composition) and natural glue is applied to the base in the form of a canvas. The image chosen by the client is applied to the dried composition and artificial “aging” is performed – scuffs, cracks and dustiness are added. Such frescoes are sold rolled up. In addition, such murals can replace false panels.
Hand-painted in Art Nouveau style.
- full imitation of classic painting;
- the ability to select any image without any loss in quality;
Disadvantages: difficult care and some impracticality limit the scope of use of such frescoes.
Painting on a self-adhesive base
This type of murals can be compared to ordinary stickers, since the image is on a special adhesive backing.
Advantages: fast delivery, cheapness, ease of installation. Frescoes are made by applying textures and paints with a special printer on a non-woven base. This wallpaper design can easily fit into almost any interior.
Due to the similarity to wallpaper, a similar material is used to create large canvases, which is impossible or time-consuming compared to traditional techniques or canvases.
The nuances you need to know about
And this is how you can decorate the work area with a fresco.
The same selection principle works with frescoes as with other works of art or decorative solutions. They should correspond to the theme of the room, visually enlarge the space, without overwhelming others. Self-adhesive kitchen murals can be applied to any surface, but the surface must be carefully prepared. Any flaw will be clearly visible, since such frescoes are very delicate.
The more neatly the fresco is pasted, the more charming it looks.
Care and restoration of design
Frescoes are, perhaps, the only piece of interior that does not require restoration in the process of dilapidation, since dilapidation is a plus, imparting a special charm. All types of modern frescoes can be wet cleaned.
Over the years, the fresco will only look more beautiful.
A boring apron can be revived with an interesting mural
Frescoes on the wall in the interior of the kitchen of an apartment or house are not only interesting design ideas but also an excellent option to diversify the boring interior of the room. The painting on the wall looks exquisite, it looks interesting and is durable in use. Small scuffs, scratches, or burnt spots give the frescoes only charm.