Mural on the kitchen wall

Despite its long history, the fresco is considered one of the most popular techniques of interior painting of modern times. This is a great way to give your apartment, room or kitchen a peculiar mood, charm, elegance.

An ordinary fresco turns out to be a good alternative to ceramics and plaster. It seems that the spirit of antiquity, aristocracy, and luxury still lives in it. Designers attribute this perception of finishing material to the fact that the fresco was previously used for the decoration of cathedrals, castles and temples. Even a high-tech, modern, fusion or kitsch kitchen will give prestige and status such a reception. The first term in the vocabulary of the aristocracy was introduced by the Italian, the painter Cennini, but they learned about fresco painting in the era of the Aegean culture.

Features and Features

The mural implements the most non-trivial interior projects, while not having any relation to the design stamps. Murals can demonstrate a unique pattern, for example, historical, romantic, classic.They cover the surface with a smooth, embossed structure.

Such a spectacular finishing material can be placed not only on the kitchen wall, but also on the ceiling. With it, you achieve a special atmosphere that will “lodge” you in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque or among the Provencal meadows on the outskirts of Paris, the Spanish Cote d'Azur, etc.

In order to achieve a solid composition, it is better to complement the fresco decoration with non-standard slopes, arched window openings, antique furniture, antiques, candelabra. All this will fascinate, inspire and delight you every minute spent in the kitchen.

Application technique

The work involves the master application of the picture on the wet plaster. The fresco will be absolutely protected, because lime during drying will turn into a thin transparent film. The product can be made in the form of painting with acrylic paints, according to the technique of “secco”, called “buon” or “pure fresco”.

The application of such art on the kitchen wall consists of several stages. First, the composition is selected, a sketch is created. Next, a specific type and texture of the material is selected, depending on whetherwhat image you want to get, flat or volumetric.

Drawing is applied using a special plaster (mixture). This technology is implemented by hand, sticking canvas on the wall. As a binder, it is best to use glue for heavy wallpaper. Best of all, the texture of this fresco is transferred if they are performed on elastic plaster. To fix the material itself, it is necessary to use liquid wallpaper.


The fresco itself is a very durable finish. You will not encounter color burnout, flaking or chipping, which is often found in the decoration of the kitchen with wallpaper, ceramics, etc. The material is resistant to moisture, and stains, dirt is absolutely "not eaten" in a reliable mural structure.

The advantages of using it in the interior of the kitchen is also ease of application. It can occur at any stage of repair. On how carefully you think through each element, depends on the overall picture and the surroundings of the room. In terms of aesthetic qualities, the fresco in many respects wins even the finish of natural or artificial stone.

Thanks to the secrets of Italian artists, you can decorate the kitchen without being boring and dynamic. If you want, you will find yourself on the pier or shore of the endless ocean, and if you want - in the very center of the medieval temple.

The advantage of choosing such a finish is considered a long service life, so it is best suited not for cosmetic, but for major repairs. On this background, you can create an incredible beauty of the interior. Absolutely any styles are suitable for frescoes, even constructivism. A rather small laconic picture on a kitchen apron or a wall opposite the window - as the most “delicious place” will become a source of endless inspiration and well-being.

Picture selection

Whatever style of interior for the kitchen you choose, you should pay attention to the choice of murals and the image on it. The picture itself should take into account the characteristics of the room. If we are talking about the modern trend or modern fusion, you can use products with the image of a map of the world. For the loft, industrial and urban-chic it is better to pick up urban scenes, imitation bricks, pop art portraits, unusual thematic prints from different eras.

Interesting will look still lifes, complex ornaments, weaving, repeating patterns with cucumber "paisley", Aztec, African print. The same designs are suitable for kitchens in the style of ethno. For lovers of chic, sophisticated fit miniature copies of paintings by legendary artists, landscapes.

And you can also create exclusive mural patterns using your personal photo album. It will look new, fresh and original. Professional masters will help to transfer the photo quality to the finishing material.

This kitchen decor is suitable for anyone who wants to relax, enjoy a meal and chat with the family after a hard day’s work. The whole picture of the frescoes should correspond to the general mood of the room. With large-scale drawings it is better to decorate the area in the kitchen where you are going to rest, to meet guests. Prefer peace-loving patterns (silhouettes of angels, birds, animals, plants and any floral patterns).

The main place of fastening of such a canvas remains a free wall, on which attention will be focused on the interior. Many resorted to the option of framing the side seams with stucco, beautiful baguette, molding. Thus, it turns out a beautiful picture enclosed in a stylish frame.Designers recommend installing a mural on the third of the wall. A unique design will be in the event that you place the picture not in the center, but in separate parts of the wall.

Decorative design techniques

During operation, it turns out that the fresco is the ideal solution for the room, has a number of important properties. For example, painting in light tonality visually raises the ceiling, and a decorative ornament creates a border between the working area and the place for rest, lunch, breakfast, etc.

Visually expand the dimensions of the kitchen will turn out with the help of a picture with a beautiful landscape, visible horizon lines, the sea coast.

With this technique, made on an ad hoc basis, you can cleverly disguise cracks, minor mechanical damage and other imperfections of the walls.

The base for the application of the fresco can be a non-woven base. A variety of works of art literally beyond recognition will transform the kitchen space. Do not refuse yourself to “hang up” an exclusive panel that will perfectly fit into the interior of even the most modest square meters.

Stylistic decisions

For a classic kitchen with ceramic veneer, wooden fronts of a furniture set, cotton or silk textiles, the traditional design option will do. The fresco should demonstrate smooth, clear lines, be made of expensive material, has a clear geometric shape, drawing. You will not lose, if you use the antique motifs and paintings in the spirit of the Renaissance, create real replicas of French, Italian paintings.

Interestingly in the kitchen will look murals with still lifes, images of mythological characters, creatures, landscapes, etc. In combination with decorative plaster you will get an unimaginable atmosphere of luxury and chic.

Modern high-tech style suggests an already unusual wall decor. Best of all, if the fresco will show rough, strict lines, graphic elements. It is appropriate to use computer graphics when creating a decor: imitation of a mosaic, deep texture of expensive materials. The volumetric photos in the spirit of pop art, exclusive drawings, avant-garde drawings will look stylish.

Exquisite fresco on the wall for the kitchen in the style of country, rustic, any rustic will bring comfort and warmth to your home.It's time to choose a rough stonework, rough plaster, along with pastel palette, delicate flowers. In this way you can stylize interiors in the style of shabby-chic, Provence. Be sure to use murals with pastoral motifs, elements of European architecture, Venetian art.

At this time, ethnic style is full of colorful drawings. You can display the atmosphere of any country in your own kitchen. Love to indulge yourself from time to time with delicious, national dishes? Make a “peppercorn” in the interior design using Chinese and Japanese ornaments, images of bamboo, sakura, cranes, savanna landscapes, hieroglyphs, pyramids, statues, etc.

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