Glossy shiny surfaces give the kitchen a spectacular look, attracting the attention of lovers of luxury and glamor. Such facades have their advantages and disadvantages, which are worth exploring, making a decision to stop picking on them.
Advantages and disadvantages
- The kitchen visually increases.
- The room seems lighter due to the reflection of light by the facades.
- Large selection of colors.
- Aesthetic look even dark colors, which in matte performance will seem gross and gloomy.
- Glossy coatings are easy to clean.
- The facades are not completely practical - they leave stains, stains, stains, fingerprints.
- Sensitive to mechanical influences.
- Require regular wiping to preserve the species - up to 2 times a day.
- Care is carried out by specialized means, usual detergents are not suitable.
In addition to common advantages and disadvantages, kitchens with glossy facades have features due to the material of manufacture:
- The most practical and economical material is plastic (postforming). Resistant to household chemicals and high temperatures. Minus is the irreparability of scratches and minor defects.
- PVC film is a plus, low price and easy to clean with household detergents. Cons, is able to burn out and exfoliate under the influence of high humidity and temperature.
- Painted facade, protected by a layer of varnish. Minor defects are correctable, but chipped away can be formed with carelessness. The cost is higher than in the two previous cases.
Elegant looks when the upper shelves and cabinets are glossy, and the bottom ones are matte.
It is worth knowing that the most glossy furniture should not be catchy drawings or pronounced textures.
Gloss can be present in any of the modern styles - loft, modern, high-tech, etc. The only condition is to think over the shape of the headset so that the gloss does not seem redundant.
Smooth shiny facades perfectly combined with natural materials - an array of wood, natural stone. Exquisitely look glass corners on glossy furniture.
Glossy and matte facades - comparison
Matt surfaces are less sticky and more practical. They are preferred when there are small children or animals in the house. Minus - they also wash more difficult, although they require less frequent cleaning than glossy ones. Many believe that it is matte surfaces that provide a home comfort.
Gloss creates an atmosphere of gloss and modern technology. It is ideal for high-tech style. Glossy surfaces, although they require more frequent washing, but are washed more easily. From the pros - glossy kitchen seems lighter and more spacious than matte.
Care for glossy cuisine
Care for glossy facades requires a significant expenditure of effort and time. Washing and polishing surfaces are necessary for such a kitchen every day. Ideally - after each cooking. Compliance with the rules of care will ensure the long service of the headset and the perfect look.
In operation it is desirable to avoid scratches and minor damages. Excess humidity in the kitchen can lead to swelling of MDF and subsequent cracking or flaking of the coating.
To arrange furniture should be so that direct sunlight does not fall on the glossy facade - it can lead to their fading and loss of gloss.
Do not wash with ordinary household detergents and abrasives, hard brushes. The best solution is a laundry soap solution or a glass cleaner.
Suitable liquid detergents, which indicate "for glossy surfaces," means for washing dishes.
In the case of acrylic coatings, it is worth remembering that washing is too contraindicated with a damp rag. Well clean the damp household wipes. After washing, the surface should be polished with a soft cloth made of microfiber to remove the stains and give shine.
For polishing, special pastes or waxes are sometimes used for glossy facades. Polishes with wax act as antistatics. Without chemicals, you can do without using a steam cleaner.
Advice! To minimize the time for care and cleaning, it is desirable to stop selection in lighter shades - as dark and juicy colors are more marquee. Handles preferably choose large, so that when you open the cupboards, households take less often for the doors themselves.
Color solutions (real photos)
For modern glossy cuisines is characterized by a huge color variety. Each color creates its own mood and atmosphere.
White color expands the visual area, and the choice of white glossy cuisine is ideal for small rooms. Color is good in all style decisions - from classics and baroque to minimalism and hi-tech, and is combined with any other colors. On a white background, chrome-plated details look great, it fits well with wood and glass.
Color is considered practical - although it is noticeable and any stains, but they are easier to remove immediately, while they are fresh. Plus - fingerprints and water stains on a white background are less noticeable.
Black in a glossy version does not press as it is in matte, and leaves the room pretty bright. This cuisine will look exquisite.
Black can be combined with any cheerful color - say, orange. This allows you to create interesting and colorful interiors. Modern and technological looks a combination with metallic colors and chrome details.
To the kitchen looked stylish, do not overdo it with black. And it is worth remembering that black has many shades - both warm and cold, and warm and cold shades look bad within the same interior.
Beige color gives an atmosphere of tranquility and coziness. The character of the interior is determined by the selected shade of beige - it can be coffee with milk, caramel, yellowish or gray-beige, etc.
For the kitchen, beige is ideal - it is warm and causes mouth-watering associations. Look good monochrome interiors in this color, not infrequent combinations. The most successful combinations are with brown of varying degrees of contrast, metallic gray, red, green, blue or blue.
Red is an intense color: it can revitalize the interior, but it also presses, and quickly tires, if it's too much. It fits well with light colors - white, beige, gray.
Bright red color is associated with the kitchen in a modern style. Calm shades - claret, cherry, terracotta can be present in the classic design of the kitchen or in the interior of the country style.
Green color creates a feeling of freshness, calmness and tranquility, calms the eyesight. The kitchen can be decorated with a purely green color of different shades (all green tones are combined) or in combination with white, black, beige, gray, pink or purple, yellow or orange.
Depending on the shade and combination with other colors, the green glossy kitchen can be made in one of the modern styles - high-tech, minimalism, techno, and in classical style, country style or modern.
It looks bright and sunny. Great for rooms overlooking the shady side, small kitchens. The yellow color is practical, suitable for decorating kitchen aprons and countertops. Bright colors suitable for the kitchen in one of the modern styles.
Successful combination of warm tones of yellow with brown, orange, reddish colors. Cold colors (for example, lemon) are combined with green, blue, blue, silver and gray. The combinations with white or black will look bright.
Violet is a noble exquisite color, creating an atmosphere of tranquility. Bright and dark purple facades create austerity in the interior of the kitchen, muted hues add coziness, and bright lilac gives freshness and brightness. Color is well suited for the kitchens of minimalism, high-tech, avant-garde directions.