Classical style in a new way – so in general it is possible to characterize neoclassicism in the interior. It is a wonderful combination of refinement, respectability, functionality and convenience. The style has taken the best from antiquity and classics, getting rid of massiveness, dark colors and pretentiousness.
Ability to adapt to modern trends, reflect current ideas of designers, while maintaining the nobility and luxury, made the neoclassic incredibly popular in the world of interiors.
The interior in neoclassical style is good for its versatility, it is suitable for all purposes and looks great in a city apartment or country house. Unbelievably advantageous in this style is the kitchen. The features of luxury, elegance and airiness inherent to neoclassicism will make the kitchen the center of attraction of the apartment.
To realize the idea of neoclassicism is best suited spacious rooms with high ceilings and plenty of natural light. In the kitchen of a small area to recreate the solemnity of neoclassical design is difficult, but possible. The plasticity of the style makes it possible to adapt it even to the kitchen in a crisp.
The main features of the style:
Proportionality, symmetry and orderliness in the arrangement of furniture and decorative elements. It is important that pieces of furniture do not obstruct the space, this also applies to vertical surfaces. The ratio of free and occupied space should strive for equality;
Restraint in decorating the room. Such elements of classical style as stucco, multilayered textile on windows, numerous fixtures in neoclassics are present in a lightened form. If the kitchen design involves the use of cornices or moldings, it is worth choosing elegant, not too wide options. Windows can be decorated with blinds, monochrome drapes, tulle;
A quiet colour range without any bright aggressive shades. The main colors of neoclassical design are sand, milk, gray, beige, coffee, pale pink. The colour scale of neoclassics does not admit a riot of colours. The space should seem almost monochrome. Avoid excessive monotony by adding delicate green, turquoise or pale blue shades.
- Branch solutions
Because neoclassicism is synonymous with luxury, wealth and aristocracy, it is incompatible with avalanche, screaming shades. It is rigour and restraint that makes neoclassical cuisine so luxurious and majestic.
The most popular shades for kitchen finishing are light pink, beige, soft blue and pale-blue. Grey palette is rarely used as shades of grey do not contribute to appetite.
Gold and silver tones are often found in details: on cornices, furniture fittings, textiles, decorative objects, lighting fixtures.
If the pale color palette seems boring, the basic colors can be a little “brought to life”, make more intense, but it is important that they do not strongly contrast with each other, otherwise the charm of the style will be spoiled.
- Decoration of walls, ceiling and floor
The best variant of ceiling and wall finishing in neoclassicism is considered to be plastering of light shades. In this case the ceiling should be white or lighter than walls in two shades.
Ceiling plinths with stucco, compositions of moldings or decorative panels will emphasize the nobility of the interior. In order not to turn neoclassicism into a classic, the ceiling decorations should be refined, but simple, not pretentious. Style allows the use of stretch structures and drywall. The main thing is to remember the geometry and sharpness of lines.
The floor in neoclassics has no strict binding to the general colour scale, choosing its shade, it is possible to be guided by own preferences, but the accent on it all the same it is not necessary to do.For furnish of a floor in neoclassics the laminate, a natural stone, a terrace board or a parquet will ideally approach. Linoleum, carpeting and mottled rugs with long pile are not recommended, they will spoil the impression of the interior.
In neoclassics, lighting fixtures act as a link between classic and modern. The most common intermediary is a luxurious chandelier or wall sconces with numerous lamps.
The main role in lighting neoclassical interiors is played by the ceiling chandelier. It is one of the most noticeable interior details: a rather large, multi-storey construction with beautiful ceiling lamps or crystal drop pendants. The chandelier not only performs a decorative function, but also perfectly fulfills its direct purpose: it illuminates the room and makes smoky shades of the interior warmer, cozier.
If the room design includes many other classic style details, the luminaires can be simple, not attracting attention. In this case, concealed ceiling lighting or spotlights with decorative plafonds are appropriate.
- Decor and textiles
The restraint in colour palette and forms of neoclassical style should be balanced to avoid boring and dull interior. To solve this problem, decorative elements typical of the classic style will be suitable: paintings and a panel with a kitchen theme, vases, a fireplace (or portal), live plants in beautiful pots. An antique wall clock or quality stylization will be the final touch of the kitchen decor.
All classic-style decorations should look like things from the past, preserved to the present. They can easily be adjacent to modern appliances, for example, over the fireplace can hang a TV, in a headset with classic facades are built-in appliances.
Textiles in neoclassics are not a key element of decoration, but this does not mean that it should not be paid attention. Each element has to be selected meticulously, according to the overall kitchen design.
The textiles and curtains should be simple. Ideal are small vertical folds and a minimum of layers. The curtains can be picked up with brushes or tapes. Drapery and lambrequins should be left for other styles.
In addition to curtains and furniture upholstery in the neoclassical kitchen can be present other textile elements: tablecloths, napkins, carpet with low pile.
Dense silk, satin, taffeta, jacquard or linen are used for sewing curtains. For furnishings of upholstered furniture – velour, flock, velvet. Chair upholstery should resonate with curtains, and tablecloth should resonate with towels and napkins, creating a harmonious textile “ensemble”.