FINE ART IN THE KITCHEN
Photo by: Gieves Anderson
While natural stones like marble and granite have become a staple in kitchen design, adding value and beauty to the room, they are somehow considered utilitarian. Incorporating pieces of fine art into your kitchen enhances the value of natural stones and enriches the experience in the kitchen, allowing for much more creativity, diversity, and style.
The beauty of fine art is that it can either draw attention to your choice of natural stone or work as a complement to enhance their beauty. When working on a limited budget, a staple piece of art can be such an attention grabber that it can make up for the fact of not having cliché elements like stainless steel appliances.
Photo by: Richard Powers
Selecting a painting for your kitchen says that you not only understand the kitchen concept but that you embrace it. But it might make you wonder what art style works in a kitchen?
There is no right or wrong answer here. It all depends on your aesthetic, art collection, or feeling you want to evoke. To start, try taking a painting from somewhere else in the house and hanging it in the kitchen to see how the ambiance changes. Anything works from colorful pieces to more traditional still life or something completely unexpected like an abstract or a portrait.
Photo by: Eric Piasecki