Kitchen Interior With Checkered PatternsFebruary 20, 2019
In recent years, the home-made monotony of home interiors, resulting in the perfect color of the walls in the right shade, is gradually getting out of fashion. Designers show favor to bright colors, checkered patterns, and ornaments, especially geometric. Once again, at the peak of popularity, the cell, about the existence of which ordinary people did not forget because it is the cell that is capable of making the atmosphere at home comfortable or slightly strict, brutal or rustic. The cage is always appropriate in the interior of the kitchen; it is combined with many styles, giving the room brightness, zest, personal touch.
Types of checkered patterns and their features
The cage is so ancient a pattern that for many countries it became a kind of national treasure (starting with the Scottish clans with their “trademark” kilt colors). At the same time, it will be much easier to choose the right wallpaper for your kitchen, sofa, floor covering or textiles, knowing the characteristics of the main types of checkered patterns and their compatibility with different interior styles.
The list of the main patterns in the cell includes:
- tartan or tartan;
- chess pattern (Argyle, glenchek);
- patchwork (not quite a cell, but a pattern of square elements).
Scottish or tartan in the interior
The word tartan translates as “the color of the terrain”; it was the tartans that served as the basis for the famous Scottish kilts, whose patterns vary from clan to clan. In addition to clan plaid skirts, a special tartan was created for the Berberry brand, which became its trademark – red, black and white stripes of different thickness, forming cells on a beige background. Patterns “goose foot” and “pepita” are variations of the classic tartan and are distinguished by the asymmetric shape of the elements, they are more often used in textiles.
The classic tartan is characterized by a bright background – red, blue, green, sometimes yellow and ocher, as in the photo below. This type of pattern is perfectly combined with the brutal interior of the kitchen in the style of a chalet, country style, strict geometric shapes of furniture, square moldings, as well as with retro or vintage styles. If the textiles, curtains, sofa or part of the wall are upholstered with Scottish, the rest of the surfaces should repeat the color of the stripes on the tartan and be plain. A bold decision – a combination of a cage with patterns – can be trusted only with an experienced designer with a delicate taste.
One of the varieties of tartan is a country cell using dim and non-contrast threads. Scottish and country ornament in the kitchen is perfectly combined with items from natural materials: wood, stone, metal (for example – kitchen utensils), with furniture made of leather, wood, with brick walls, loft elements.
Chess square is a uniform combination of squares of two colors in a checkerboard pattern. A variety of chess games are argyle (a classic chessboard) and glenchek (a small black and white cage, from which it soon begins to ruffle in the eyes). It is a black and white cell – one of the most current trends since time immemorial. Such a cell is often used in kitchen interiors of the loft style, high-tech, modern, minimalism for finishing the floor or part of the walls. If the black-and-white cell seems too bright and intrusive, use it in doses: in a tablecloth, upholstered sofa, cushions on chairs. You can choose a softer tricolor version interspersed with beige or brown. For retro and vintage styles, flooring with a tile or linoleum in a red-white or blue-white cell is important.
French cell Vichy in the interior of the kitchen
Vichy cells are from France. Originally, this pattern was used only in fabrics and was produced in three versions, representing the interweaving of white and blue, white and red or white and black stripes. The intermediate tone is obtained when crossing these bands. The first two options, both in curtains and upholstery of sofas, tablecloths and in the decoration of the walls will harmoniously fit into the interior of the kitchen retro or vintage. Yellow-white, cream-white, blue and white cells will take root in the kitchen in the style of Provence or Country, as in the photo example.
Country and provincial interiors allow you to combine a delicate Vichy pattern with pastel monochromatic surfaces and other checkered patterns with a similar combination of shades, such as floral upholstery or wallpaper. Vichy cage is well combined with wooden furniture and utensils, rugs made of matting, rough surfaces, worn objects in the style of shebby-chic.
Easy cell guinea
The Guinea checkered patterns are used for thin light fabrics and are suitable for sewing curtains, napkins and other textile kitchens in the style of Provence, retro, country, colonial style. The pattern itself comes from India, which explains its airiness, this decor is ideal for creating a feeling of spaciousness. Guinem has three shades, does not fit well with skin and vegetable prints, ideally with light monochromatic surfaces. This cell is considered to be one and a variety of Vichy pattern and is distinguished by greater brightness and large cells.
Patchwork cell in the kitchen
Patchwork can be called a checkered pattern with only a stretch, but, thanks to the square variegated elements, it is very close to the cell. Initially, patchwork was used by housewives to remake old things into new ones. From pieces of old clothes they sewed new ones, and if it was unreal, then plaids, blankets, rugs, and other home textiles. Today, many needlewomen continue this good tradition, but not out of need, but out of love for art: the patchwork technique is quite simple and allows you to create stunningly bright, stylish, colorful things.
Manufacturers of wallpaper, floor tiles and tiles are not far behind needlewomen: quilted coverings adorn the most fashionable kitchens. This trend fits perfectly into the concept of interiors in the spirit of a country, Russian village, Mediterranean, Moroccan directions. In the floor tiles, kitchen aprons, patchwork is perfectly combined with a checkerboard cell, as in the photo below.
Where to use the cage in kitchen interiors?
Checkered patterns in the interior of kitchens can appear in the decor (partial decoration of walls, columns, walls, apron, countertops), floor and even ceiling coverings, as well as in textiles (upholstery of sofas, curtains, napkins, tablecloths, covers on chairs and pillows). The cage is a rather aggressive pattern, even if it is made in neutral colors, therefore it must be applied in doses. For example, for a bright and large plaid, only a part of the wall can be distinguished; a Vichy cell and a guinea can completely cover the walls. If the cage is used in textiles, two or three items are enough, they will become bright accents of your kitchen (for example, curtains and sofa cushions or a tablecloth in similar colors), as in the photo.
How to combine a cage in the kitchen with other ornaments?
The cell can be combined with another checkered pattern, but in small quantities, for example, tartan and chess. The ideal background for any cell is the uniform surface of surrounding objects. At the same time, the color of the remaining items (wallpaper, furniture) should repeat one of the shades of the checkered patterns, preferably neutral. With a general pastel background of the room, a combination of a cell and a strip is permissible. For example, in the kitchen-living room, you can put two chairs: one in a cage, the other in a strip of similar shades. Similarly, striped and checkered pillows of related colors can be arranged on a plain couch or you can play with chair covers.
In some cases, geometric checkered patterns become the ideal backdrop and companion for the rounded shapes of furniture, surfaces with floristic and complex ethnic ornaments. Here the main thing – to find the perfect combination and not to overdo it. At the same time, the wall with checkered wallpaper does not need multiple decors: photographs, posters, paintings. One reproduction is enough. Even in a large room, there should be no more than two checkered prints, with a large cell suitable only for spacious kitchens.
Due to the numerous variations of different types of classical cells in modern textiles, decor, wallpaper, floor coverings, walls, and ceiling, you can choose the ideal option for any kitchen. Checkered print will make it strict or careless, cozy or elegant, you just need to show a little patience and imagination.