If you’re after some ideas or hoping to give your space a different look, choosing wall panels and/or wallpaper for your kitchen can be a great way to update it. It is a simple way to bring architectural shape to a room. At the same time protecting walls from general wear and tear.
Available in a wide range of mouldings, there’s a wall panel style to suit every bathroom, living room, kitchen, and any room you can think of. In addition, we recommend wall panels as an ideal way to provide additional insulation. It can cover walls and hide radiators or fireplaces.
There are a variety of wall panels that we at Unica Concept offer. However, the most common and preferred options are:
- Decorative Wall Panels
- 3D Wall Panels
- Wood and Eco-Fiber Panels
After going through some important topics about wallpapers, you’re gonna find some great ideas on why and what wall panel you should choose!
Wallpaper can be an important and practical part of decorating any space, especially the kitchen. Usually, wallpaper is used exclusively in living rooms and bedrooms. However, nowadays wallpaper has become so much more.
As a kitchen wallpaper is versatile and simple to work with, it makes them a great alternative to avoid conventional wall applications. Let’s explore some of the most common questions when it comes to using wallpaper in the kitchen.
Is kitchen wallpaper durable and clean?
Paint and tiles look like the most practical kitchen wall choice. Especially regarding the cleaning. Most paint manufacturers offer easy-to-clean and long-lasting options so it seems like simpler alternatives when it comes to kitchen cleaning. We all know that it doesn’t take much to make the kitchen a mess, so if you’re serious about cooking, you need to consider the material you should use.
Traditional wallpapers lose their lustre and get dirty quickly. Also, because they’re too thin they tend to absorb unpleasant odours. So remember to stay away from overly textured options. Overly textured options and fabric-based can build-up dirt in the detail of the embossing. However, we have good news in the form of newer ranges of kitchen wallpaper. There is a variety of wipeable and washable options.
With the correct choice of wallpaper, you can easily wipe it clean with a damp cloth. Also, you can use mild cleaning products.
What types of kitchen wallpaper are recommended?
There are three types of kitchen wallpaper which are recommended for use:
- Washable wallpaper.
Vinyl wallpapers are paper backed with the colours and patterns printed onto the surface. Vinyl is a chemical made from ethylene and is derived from natural gas. These type of kitchen wallpapers are hard, washable and they don’t fade from sunlight. The only disadvantage is that stripping vinyl can be very difficult.
Washable wallpapers have thin plastic and transparent coating that covers the printed pattern on the paper. The coating makes it more resistant to stains and marks.
How do I choose a wallpaper pattern and colour?
Fortunately, there is a large variety of kitchen wallpaper, patterns and colours to choose from. A few have quite simple designs and patterns while others are burst of energy. You can choose something quite simple and warm, or go for a colourful and dynamic option.
Be sure to choose your wallpaper that will go with the cabinetry, countertops and other hardware. It’s essential to choose a pattern that will not look outdated over time.
Best Wall Panel Ideas
Keep it simple with Shaker
It is ideal for small rooms. This classic and unfussy design will subtly smarten up any space. It will make your white room look less bland and won’t steal the limelight from other furniture.
Bring grandeur with Jacobean style grid
This large scale grid adds impact. Especially when it is used over the full height of a wall. It is a historic style. However, it’s simplicity makes it a great addition to modern spaces too.
Wall Panels over a structural feature
Clad an unused chimney breast by building out a frame. In addition, cover it in two styles of panelling. In this way, dividing the panels will provide you with a small ledge for a display.
Protect walls with panels
This kind of style is practical in hallways, where walls can get knocked in passing. Also in dining rooms where chairs hit the wall. As it only covers the lower third of the wall it won’t dominate the space.
Recreate cabin cladding
Swap a headboard for a Scandi style simplicity of paint washed pine planks. It is fixed vertically behind the bed. They look great when paired with a modern bed and linen bedding.
Choose ribbed wall panel that’s decadently detailed
Mixing ornate ribbed and portrait panels will make your walls stand out. It is perfect for spaces where you want to feel as if they’re closing in on you. For a cozy cocooning feel.
Consider panelling as an alternative to tiles
Wall panel is a great way to make a statement in a bathroom instead of tiles. In order to provide the storage, you can top it with a narrow shelf
Fake it with tiles
At first glance, there are some modern panelling that looks like wood. But in fact, it is porcelain. Advanced techniques make it possible to create a super realistic tile with detail and texture of wood.
Paint half-wall panel with light colour
Usually, panelling half a wall can make your ceiling look smaller than it is. However, you can avoid this by painting the panels in a pale shade such as grey. Remember to keep it darker than the wall.
Find a Partner for Your Kitchen Cabinet Maker and Design
If you are feeling confused and you haven’t gotten a partner for your kitchen design Unica Concept is here. The shade matters when choosing gray for your kitchen cabinet colour. If you’re the traditional type, darken it up with a smoky gray. Go light for a contemporary, chic style or a distressed barn wood to unleash the shabby-chic in you. Unlike some other cabinet colours, grays will offer the perfect balance of warmth and neutrality, working well for any size kitchen and style.
Feel free to call us at 416-746-2226 or to send us an email at [email protected]. We will help you to create a space very comfortable and attractive.