The modern millennial is all about industrial design. Interiors are stripped from their former glamour into a straightforward, creative space. Reminiscent of factory pantries and warehouse nooks, industrial kitchens invite the same imaginative atmosphere in the home. Here, people are invited to celebrate the beauty of exposed brick walls, the texture of wood, the seriousness of austere-looking pendant lights hanging from above. Industrial kitchens mean work, but there is warmth in the space that makes it cosy and comfortable.
An industrial kitchen is all about honesty and rawness. It doesn't hide away imperfections; instead, this design brings flaws forward and makes blemishes the centre of attraction. Old metal trays, worn-out wooden crates and salvaged logs find their way back into the family eating area. Prudence and practicality are among the aesthetics’ foundation. Add to that, a lot of character.
Interior designers have fallen, once again, in-love with industrial design because of authentic look. You too, can copy this style for your own kitchen. Take a look at these inspirations and discover how to infuse the industrial design charm in your very own pantry.
Believe in Bricks
Earthen coloured brick walls, dark toned wooden furniture and white accents are a match made in heaven. Reminiscent of the fiery, warming beauty of a hearth, brick walls are surfaces that easily scream industrial. To appease the eyes from the many textures, choose metal décor for that smooth, polished look. This spacious industrial kitchen is perfect for that liberal gourmand who requires movement and air while creating those sumptuous dishes. The irregular pendant lights, in three different designs and heights, create an additional charm in this vintage looking kitchen (view Bullpit,Loft Ceiling for similar lighting looks).
Chic Caged Lights:
Make a statement with your industrial lighting choices. These cage lights are among the best, practical options for that quick, industrial kitchen atmosphere. Hang these lights in a full line for a uniform look. Alternatively, you can create an artistic, asymmetrical appearance by installing them in different heights. Fat Shack Vintage has a series of industrial pendant cage lights—discover your new favourite by visiting the store.
Industrial kitchen has often been associated with masculine interiors. However, with a few smart touch-ups, you can easily create a classic feminine flair for your pantry without the fuss. The secret: flowers. A fresh bloom from a pastel-coloured ceramic vase can definitely switch up the charm from a male’s lair, to a woman’s space. Add to that: dainty pottery (to carry your favourite spices), cutlery baskets, a magazine rack (to make best use of time while cooking and eating) and long, slender stools.
Other than bricks, another favourite industrial design surface is wood. Got a remaining slab from your previous building project? Turn it into a shelf or a table! Reinforce the beauty of its texture by brushing it with a glossy lacquer. Wood easily blends in neutral spaces. This black and wood number is accentuated with immaculate white walls, a brick panel, and tropical accents which make the room livelier.
Counter it with Concrete:
If you are looking for a simple and practical way to “industrialise” your cooking space, go with concrete. This particular design makes use of a kohl-coloured concrete countertop, perfectly complementing the chalkboard accent, the pewter coloured stove and the wooden drawers. Concrete is a strong and stylish alternative to marble and steel varieties. Choose this material if you want a clean, minimalist design for your kitchen.
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