Furnishing a classic kitchen requires attention to detail and a design that marries a traditional and elegant aesthetic. The classic kitchen has in fact given way to more modern solutions, but it is not uncommon to find models contaminated by a more contemporary style.
Choosing to furnish your home with a classic kitchen is not synonymous with old, on the contrary: a classic style is the best solution for a specific type of space, as well as for buildings with a rustic and country style.
Let’s see together some practical tips on how to furnish a classic kitchen.
Country style: the warmth of wood
We were talking about country style, usually the default choice for a classic kitchen. The warmth of wood is appreciated by those who love to experience the charm of a rustic atmosphere, especially in the kitchen.
Classic is not synonymous with monothematic. A classic kitchen can be declined according to various styles: country, romantic, chic and – why not – even modern.
If you appreciate the country style, very suitable for out-of-town houses and cottages, opt for wood and a brown palette. An example? The Eva and Evita kitchens, in tobacco color and walnut effect.
Arte Povera or rustic style: a timeless style
The rustic style refers to poor art, the charm of an aesthetic that refers to craftsmanship (even when it comes to mass production). Immortal and timeless, rustic-style furniture always retains its charm, while remaining linked to precise furnishing choices.
Combining this type of furniture requires a uniformity of style: so let’s avoid combining rustic furniture with other minimal or contemporary ones. The minestrone effect is just around the corner.
If you embrace the rustic style, we suggest furniture with a simple invoice, capable of creating a warm and welcoming home. In fact, match the classic kitchens with tables and chairs that continue the rustic discourse: in this way you will make the environment homogeneous.
The furniture in poor art has an immortal charm, with their pleasant reference to the past and to a style that rewarded more precious and resistant materials. The definition of poor art comes from the social context from which this furniture comes. When there was little money available, design was sacrificed in favor of better and more precious materials to furnish.
Shabby Chic or Provencal, light colors and soft shapes
A classic style, as we said, is not necessarily something retro or antique. A graft of modernity can come from the adoption of a shabby chic or Provencal style.
In this case, in fact, while maintaining classic lines, it gives an extra character to your home. We could translate the shabby into a “worn” but elegant style, which puts the ancient and the old in a new light, giving new life blood. Light colors, tending to pastel and white (which is the most popular).
The Provencal style recalls the French area of the same name, with soft shapes and pastel colors that favor particular attention to the grain and some healthy, and studied, imperfections. In this case, choosing the right sideboard or chest of drawers to put in a classic open kitchen can give that extra touch that completes the style.
How to furnish a classic kitchen… but with modernity
Yes, it seems an oxymoron but we have repeated it for a long time: choosing a classic kitchen does not mean yielding to an old and obsolete style.
The needs of those who opt for a classic style have in fact changed compared to the past. Even a retro-looking composition is adapted to the needs of modern life. In fact, during the composition phase it is important to characterize the kitchen on the basis of one’s needs, taking into account the space available.
On the operational side, always keep in mind a golden rule of the design phase, namely triangulating functionality. In practice: set the operating triad of refrigerator, hob and sink in a triangular space, facilitating their movements and use.
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