Do you love the rough charm of the workshop look and cool colors that blend together in a modern kitchen? Then the industrial style is just the thing for you. Black metal and robust surfaces effectively set off shiny chrome faucets. Combine them with stainless steel or the natural colors of our granite sinks. The concrete look and vintage flair round off the trend.
The industrial style combines elements from industry and workshops in a cool yet homey ambiance. The deliberate selection of strong materials like iron, steel, concrete, and stone stands for an urban interior design style. So it’s not surprising that the industrial style is also evocative of the world of lofts. Create a harmonious combination of sensuality and sober functionality with this style.
One defining element of the trend style is the color palette of black, gray, and rust tones. When designing a cool kitchen in industrial style, the factory atmosphere of open brick walls is at the top of the list. Wall and flooring manufacturers can provide a variety of interpretations of real materials, with and without patina. Signs of use are expressly permitted in industrial style. Thus, vintage pieces such as metal stools and workshop lamps can round out the intended aesthetic of old workplaces. This is how the industrial style sets itself apart from the minimalist living ambiance.
In the trendy kitchen, this combination of rustic surfaces and cool, contemporary technology lets you make an individual statement: Rough chic meets modern design. Shelving with black metal frames, like you would find in a warehouse, is functional while also representing a casual style. Concrete is also part of this concept, whether on the floor or the furniture fronts: The authentic look invites you to touch it. Optional rust effects, mostly from the manufacturer’s color range, characterize trendy furniture surfaces.
The good news: In its modern interpretation, this design is also suitable for smaller kitchens. Industrial design elements spread an unconventional, loft-like flair even without fifteen-foot-tall ceilings. The right mix of materials is important:
Retro, recycled, vintage: Round out your kitchen’s industrial style with matching furniture. Again, it’s hard to beat the combination of wood, concrete, and metal. If you have a lot of space, a strong solid wood top screwed onto a sturdy metal frame with rough bolts makes the perfect dining table.
A retro sofa or an expansive armchair – authentic with imitation leather – not only make for majorly comfortable seating; they also convince with their unconventional use. Filigree mixed-material furniture fits even in limited space.
Shelves made of wood or glass on a narrow metal frame replace wall cabinets.
Industrial design chairs with leather covered seat on an iron frame will perfect even the smallest dining space.
Not furniture in the strict sense, but perfectly matching interior design objects all the same: Fully or partially glazed metal sliding doors in industrial style with visible sliding guides. With exposed-installation pipelines and ventilation pipes, function becomes a design element.
You won’t have to suffer a break in style if you stick with a minimalist design when choosing your faucet.
Industrial-style lamps aren’t just the perfect aesthetic fit for the design, they're also convincing in terms of function. Areas can be illuminated in a targeted and highly functional way. “Naked” illuminants are typical. The look is reminiscent of the good old light bulb, but modern LEDs provide the light.
The same is true for lamps: The larger the light source, the more effective it will be. However, this only works if there’s plenty of space. Do without large-scale industrial-style lamps in a small kitchen.
Industrial style is also a convincing design statement in the kitchen. Underscore this interior design statement with vintage furniture made of matching materials and high-quality, industrial-style lighting.