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7 All Time Best Kitchen Theme Styles – Dos & Don’ts 

Looking forward to decorate your kitchen theme based? Let us guide you some of the all-time in fashion themes of kitchen interior decor. You can choose any one which suits your taste well or you can blend different elements from these decorating styles together.  One way to simplify the process is by choosing a major theme. Mixing or blending them is a job requiring expert skills otherwise anything can come out as a failed output. 

Before going into specific details of different themes let’s put some light on what actually a kitchen theme is, and how does it help us.

Everyone understands a concept, whether it’s a concept for design or concept for a job to do. Concept is a plan or intention about doing anything. There is a fine distinction between an interior design concept and an interior design theme. Both act as a framework from which further design language can be developed. In field of designing, while a concept deals with the basic planning and defines the relationship among different design elements, a theme is an overlay to a concept that helps bind all of the various spaces together in a specific wavelength. Themes and concepts become a unity because the theme is the basis for determining a concept. 

Theme actually unifies the elements of a design or concept. So that in a broader or overall look everything merges together giving a certain look to the design. You can define theme as a super coordinated visual look. And design is all about aesthetics and function. Theme works on the aesthetic part.  

We try to maintain these aesthetics, in our lives and our surroundings and it also has an impact on our mood and the way we feel. Interior design helps to uplift our spirits and also helps to effectively optimize the space in our home making the best use of the available space. Interior theming offers several benefits to house or a kitchen as integral part of the house. It can instill a unique character, and fuse many functions and uses them into a cohesive environment. 

Themes have some broader categories, and many of them can be listed under each category. Let’s have a look on core aspects of each of them.  

1. Traditional Kitchen Style

Such kitchens contain real wood cabinetry. This contains more of the dark shades in rich hues, such as browns and reds. You can say natural wood shades or painted cabinets can be used which are usually in mute colors like grey, cream, white. 
Fabric designs for windows or any table covers would be in paisleys or floral prints with rich graphics. Traditional style often includes silk, linen and velvet. Frills, crochet, nets are also a must characteristic of traditional fabric styles. 
Countertops are mostly natural stone and lighting is classic style. This theme is inspired by 18th and 19th century designs. Layered in color and texture, traditional style interiors bring a sense of history and glamour to a space. There would be quite a few antiques also on display in this theme. A blend of all these elements goes to create a traditional theme that is timeless.

2. Modern Kitchen Style

Started in the late 60s, this kitchen style is still in fashion today. It uses geometric shapes and prints, glossy metals, plastic, glass, etc. as its main elements.  
One of the most important aspects is sleek cabinets and modern countertops. Countertops can be anything like granite, ceramics, wood, acrylic, porcelain, engineered stone, quartz composite, plastic laminate, etc. 
Lighting will be recessed kind of to keep the look modern styled. Usually, blinders are used as window covers. Natural fabrics are also used for decor but in more kind of geometric prints. 
Table cloth is not preferred, instead table can be glass or wood topped.  

3. Industrial Kitchen Style

This kitchen theme is extensively used when renovating old buildings. Steel, metal, and wood are the major elements used in this style. The artwork is heavily used on walls with eye soothing colors on the walls. The industrial look can be further accentuated by using timber flooring or polished concrete, mainly raw materials and tough fixtures. Surfaces are mostly like concrete and steel, exposed brick and plenty of open space. Wooden beams are used in ceiling to give a standard industrial look.  
The modern variant commonly includes copper-tone accents. In terms of general feel, industrial decor is often rustic and mature. 
Warm lighting helps give a boost to industrial style and a lot of greenery can be added to it.

4. Bohemian Kitchen Style

Bohemian kitchen decor shows a carefree and adventurous lifestyle. It features creative application of rich patterns and wild vibrant colors, especially those with red or blue tones. The key is to carefully present a purposefully “messy” look giving a warm ambience. 
Open shelving, mixed patterns and textures, or a touch of vintage in accessories or appliances are the key ingredients for a bohemian kitchen style. 
When furnishing, look for pieces that possess ethnic or nomadic vibes. Moroccan, southwestern, or tribal-inspired designs are currently trending. Display a collection of bowls and plates in bright colors and lively patterns on open shelving, mixed with some decorative vases and books. Use leather products wherever possible.  
Handmade collection of anything like vases or crockery is essential element of bohemian kitchen style. 
Plants can be added in hand made poetry style pots. Warm lights help elevate the decor. 

5. Farmhouse Kitchen Style

Farmhouse kitchen decor is a modern approach to a typical rural feel. It is transitional in nature with some traditional elements mixed in. 
Farmhouse-style kitchens tend to focus on natural materials, unpretentious design, and cooking spaces that can accommodate large meals. The farmhouse kitchen often includes elements like a sliding barn door, wood-plated cooking range, exposed beams and a shiplap ceiling. 
The farmhouse style is heavily based on neutral shades of white, beige, gray, greige and sometimes a few pops of dynamic color like reds, greens, or blues. These country paint colors create a comforting, family-friendly nuance that feels inviting and lived-in. Brick or clay work is very elaborating for this kind of interior design for a kitchen. 
Source some dried lavender bunches and other greeneries – careful arrangement of vases and planters will really add style to your kitchen. 
Tables can be used in distressed wood and window curtains or table covers are best in upholstered linen. Color-wise, it is similar to nautical decor with mostly white and beige base colors. Orthodox rules dictate that accent colors should be something similar to turquoise or light yellow.  
This kind of decor is best for open, semi open or lawn facing kitchens. They can be clubbed with a small open area beside kitchen placing a table to serve meals there.  

6. Mid-Century Modern Kitchen Style

Mid-century modern kitchen belongs to late twenties. Flat-front cabinets and plenty of wood are solid indicators of midcentury modern style kitchens. Cabinets are characterized by clean lines, lack of unnecessary details, muted curves. 
Ochre, orange, brown and mustard yellow are all classic midcentury modern paint colors. Whether paired with other colors or used for a clean, monochromatic look, these earthy hues reflect the handcrafted, organic nature of midcentury modern design. 
Kitchen must lack ornamentation, and have a large window to give it a perfect mid-century modern look.

7. Contemporary Kitchen Style

Contemporary kitchens have flat panel doors meaning that the center panel is flat and not raised. There are no furrows or other decorations and the doors will typically cover the entire frame – creating a clean, elegant look. Appliances are built into the cabinets to ensure they do not look detached from the kitchen. 
Contemporary style is often confused with modern style, but contemporary kitchen cabinets are less angular and flush. This style also incorporates natural elements such as real wood fronts, floating shelves, standard appliances, and other natural materials that create a “homier” feeling. 
Contemporary is, by definition, what’s happening in design at this very moment in time. This definition makes it more fluid and harder to pin down. Modern design kitchen, on the other hand, has a distinguishable aesthetic that emphasizes crisp lines, warm neutrals, and balance.  

Dos and Don’ts

Let’s discuss some dos and don’ts while selecting or working on a kitchen theme for a design work.  

  • Don’t make it too abstract. A kitchen theme should be general enough to cover required elements but not too heavy to make a design overwhelming or overdone sort of. Make sure your theme can be communicated through a minimum of gestures. Walk a fine line between abstraction and too-literal imitation.
  • Don’t let your kitchen theme upstage the architecture. In that case you will lose the beauty in depth. It helps to start with an architecturally strong design concept. Then, apply the theme as an overlay. Incorporate the theme into the interior architecture thoroughly, through finishes, floor patterns, and lighting fixtures, etc.
  • Don’t overdo. Consider less is always more while working on a kitchen theme. A theme kept mild, subtle and sophisticated actually brings out the most eye absorbing interiors of any place, in comparison to the one which is loud.
  • Don’t design for one person. While choosing theme design for kitchen keep everyone in mind from the family. A kitchen is a shared space of the house, unlike personal rooms.
  • Do get creative. Theme decoration gives a lot of opportunities for creativity. Simple, creative touches that give life and personal style to the theme in a space that brings out a unique design.
  • Do plan out functions and a workflow. In attempt to design the aesthetic look do not forget that kitchen is a place where a lot of work is going to get handled. It should be user-friendly in terms of functioning equally.
  • Do think about what you dislike about your current or old kitchen and avoid repeating same mistake. Chose a theme which excludes such factors.
  • Do not neglect comfort over beauty. Some things look beautiful but are never comfortable to use. In a kitchen aesthetics and function go hand in hand. Choose wisely.
  • Do bring in greenery. Whatever kitchen theme you choose add a small number of plants to the kitchen to give your theme an added touch, breaking overwhelming monotony, and giving literal life to your kitchen!

We hope, reading this article, you have got in depth understanding of a kitchen theme designing, and must be very interested to make your kitchen a dream kitchen.  
But where to go for a theme-based kitchen? 
Choose us! 
In general, a kitchen well made, well designed and well decorated gives the house a marvelous look, ease of work, a personal touch and a life time kind of experience. 
Selecting and doing theme-based designing for a kitchen is an art. IND CONSTRUCTION offers you personally designed kitchen entirely theme based as per your likes and dislikes.
Please, book an appointment with us to let us help you design your kitchen thematically! 

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