7 tips for a stylish kitchen in the style of gzhel

If you have a collection of Gzhel porcelain, do you like this kind of folk craft or do you just want to decorate the interior in an original way, then ... why not use gzhel as a starting point in creating a kitchen design? After all, its fresh white-blue scale and beautiful floral or plot painting have a huge decorative potential. On the other hand, to put Gzhel in the interior is not so simple because of its brightness, the "coldness" of the color and the activity of the pattern. Let's find out how to avoid mistakes, and what principles need to be guided by decorating the kitchen in the style of Gzhel.

Tip 1. Combine Gzhel with classic, "rustic" or Scandinavian style

The motives of Gzhel can look great both in modern kitchens and in classical ones. Harmonious is the white and blue flowers, birds and landscapes will look in the following interior styles:

  • Classical;
  • Country or rustic;
  • In the style of Russian dachas;
  • AT Scandinavian interior.
Examples of classical and rustic cuisine in the style of Gzhel

Examples of classical and rustic cuisine in the style of Gzhel

  • Gzhel in the interior of the kitchen in Scandinavian styleGzhel in the interior of the kitchen in Scandinavian style
  • Gzhel in the interior of the kitchen in Scandinavian styleGzhel in the interior of the kitchen in Scandinavian style

Tip 2. Dilute the blue and white range

Blue-and-white cuisine in the style of gzhel can look fresh and effective, if most of the time is well illuminated by the sun. But even in this case, blue color should not be used in large doses, otherwise the interior will become too gloomy and cold. And if the room is dark and looks out to the north, then blue color is completely admissible only as an accent.

ATпрочем, голубые и синие тона можно и нужно уравновешивать большим количеством белого, а также какими-нибудь теплыми или нейтральными оттенками. Согласно принципам колористки, с кобальтовым цветом гжели будут отлично сочетаться следующие цвета:

  • Blue;
  • Beige;
  • Green;
  • Brown and all wood shades;
  • Coral;
  • Orange;
  • Yellow (especially lemon and cream shades);
  • Black (in a small amount);
  • Gold and bronze.

If you do not feel confident about the color design of the interior, then apply a win-win scheme: white walls + neutral color floor + a white-fronted suite + white furniture + white-blue curtains or one blue / white-blue wall + accessories in gzhel style.

Below is an example of an interior with a more complex color scheme. Here the designer Eva Bergman supplemented the kitchen in Gzhel style with green accents.

Gzhel-style cuisine

Gzhel-style cuisine

Gzhel-style cuisine

Gzhel-style cuisine

Tip 3. Combine gzhel with motifs of Delft or Chinese blue-white porcelain

The nearest relatives of Gzhel are white and blue Chinese and Delft porcelain. If desired, these motives can be combined. So, for example, the upholstery of a sofa with Dutch landscapes (in the style of painting of Delft porcelain as in the photo below) will harmoniously coexist with Gzhel cookware on the table.

  • The combination of the gothic motives with gzhel in the interior of the kitchen
  • The combination of the gothic motives with gzhel in the interior of the kitchen

Tip 4. Remember the feeling of the measure

Рисунок гжели ярок и самодостаточен, а потому перегрузить им интерьер очень просто. Зато, использовав его в качестве акцента, вы добьетесь потрясающего результата. ATот несколько подсказок, которые помогут вам избежать ошибок.

  • Approximately 80% of the surfaces in the kitchen should be monophonic or have an unobtrusive texture. That is, if you want to trim the apron with tiles in the style of Gzhel, then the kitchen set should be just white or blue.
  • Before you begin to repair and design the future kitchen, it is worth designing its design to the last detail in advance. So you will avoid mistakes and will be able to come up with interesting combinations of textures, prints and colors.
  • Do not simultaneously decorate the kitchen with white and blue tiles in an apron, curtains, kitchen textiles, dishes, chandelier, souvenirs and furniture. It will be enough to have dishes on the table, a collection of accessories on the decorative shelf and, say, tiles or glass panel in apron in the style of Gzhel painting (pictured).

Skinali in Gzhel style in the interior of the kitchen

Tip 5. A large Gzhel ornament is appropriate on the walls of a large kitchen, but not small

Если ваша кухня маленькая или узкая, то меру нужно знать не только в количестве, но и в размере рисунка. Оформление стен крупными цветочными узорами здесь не желательно. ATпрочем, при желании вы можете выделить под обои в стиле гжель только одну стену, а остальные покрасить в белый или синий цвет.

Motif gzheli on the wall of the kitchen-living room

Motif gzheli on the wall of the kitchen-living room

Council 6. Blue color is perfectly combined with natural wood and gilding

A tree is a warm natural material that perfectly complements the coldness of blue. If you want to create an atmosphere of coziness in the kitchen, then it is the wooden floor, the table top and / or furniture that will help you achieve this.

  • Interior of a small kitchen in the style of Gzhel
  • Interior of a small kitchen in the style of Gzhel
  • Interior of a small kitchen in the style of Gzhel
  • Interior of a small kitchen in the style of Gzhel
  • Interior of a small kitchen in the style of Gzhel
  • Interior of a small kitchen in the style of Gzhel
  • Interior of a small kitchen in the style of Gzhel

Another way to decorate the interior of the blue and white kitchen in the style of Gzhel is to add to it the gold-plated or bronze details. For example, it can be a kitchen knob, a mixer, a chandelier, candlesticks, vases, dishes and furniture elements as on the photo below.

Interior of the kitchen in the style of Gzhel

Tip 7. Combine motifs with other prints on textiles

To Gzhel in the interior of the kitchen did not look boring and obtrusive, add to the situation a few simple and classic prints: peas, cage, diamond or strip. They will look best on curtains, upholstery, pillows, tablecloths and other kitchen textiles. So the situation will be more laid-back.

  • In this case, remember that in a kitchen with monophonic walls it is permissible to combine two or three different prints, and if the walls or its large fragment are decorated with a pattern, then you can use textiles of only one or two colors with one or two kinds of ornaments (peas, cage or strip).

The combination of white and blue porcelain with a cage

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