Published at Sunday, July 22nd 2018, 02:20:07 AM. Kitchen. By Dante Mariani.
A contemporary kitchen is not the same as a modern kitchen, even though some people use these terms interchangeably. A contemporary kitchen can be modern but it can also adopt other styles as well. For example, it can have vintage details and accents without being a vintage kitchen. There are a few elements that are specific to this style and that can help us distinguish a contemporary kitchen from other types and that need to be taken in consideration when adopting this style.
In Scandinavian-style homes, all rooms seem to share the same design. However, they are all unique and they each have distinctive characteristics. The kitchen, for example, is a very interesting space to analyze from the perspective of this style. The kitchen in Scandinavian homes has an airy and simple décor but it’s also functional and practical. Given the fact that the kitchen is primarily a functional space although in a lot of modern homes it doubles as a social area, a Scandinavian design suits it well.
It’s common for the kitchen in such cases to have either a wooden floor with a light color or a black and white checkerboard floor. The monochrome combination is also commonly used for the rest of the décor as well. The main characteristics of this style allows it to be best applied in modern and contemporary kitchens where minimalism is a must. The décor stays interesting and eye-catching through unexpected combinations of colors, textures and shapes or through modern twists added to classical elements.
The simplicity and freshness typical to this style are perfect when combined with optimal storage and clever and efficient layouts. Open shelves are particularly common in Scandinavian kitchens. They’re considered really practical, allowing you to easily organize, store and display items which are always within reach and easy to find. Even though white is not the most practical color when it comes to the kitchen, Scandinavian decors always find a way to make it seem stylish.