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Here’s how industrial style works in the kitchen

Big cities are all about the urban atmosphere: their image is shaped by wide streets, lots of concrete, glass facades and functional design. Industrial culture is firmly rooted in this image. As a result, it soon found its way into interior design. If you fancy tapping into this urban feel today, then opt for industrial style as your interior look. You’ll find inspiration for creating a functional industrial-look design for your home and kitchen here.

The basic idea behind the industrial look is exposing structures

Industrial style seeks to combine as many functions as possible in one room. In lofts, areas for living, sleeping, cooking and eating are merged together, while the conventional interior layout is broken up. Kitchens typically comprise an island in the middle of the living space. Right next to it is the large dining table, staged by spotlights or industrial lighting. The materials used for the flooring and walls take centre stage in the industrial style. Floors tend to be unpainted concrete or old, unpolished tiles. Walls are usually left in their original state. As a result, the untreated wall shows through in places, or the plaster gives the wall a rough texture. Such imperfection is coveted, as it gives the space its character. This means that lavish decoration and accessories are not required, as they would detract from the effect of the space.

Secret tip: Our Silgranit sinks in concrete style or a black sink set great accents in the industrial style. If that's too much for you, you can also try a Silgranit sink in alu metallic, rock gray or anthracite.

Here are some tips for introducing industrial style to your home.
  • Leave things a bit unfinished: bare brick walls help to break up smooth concrete walls.
  • Choose the right colours: industrial style uses predominantly shades or grey, black, white and metallics.
  • Use steel, glass and concrete as materials. Materials that were once used in factories are particularly sought-after.
  • Use vintage and DIY furniture: Euro pallets can be made into a couch, a heavy door can serve as the dining table and desk lamps such as the classic Anglepoise 1227 light up your study area.
Industrial style essentials:
  • Steer clear of patterns: floral or maritime patterns, colourful walls and bright decorative pieces are a no-no.
  • Avoid wooden furniture: industrial design is the opposite of country-house style with its warm tones and natural materials. Wooden furniture has no place here.
  • Don’t opt for glass-fronted kitchen cabinets: crockery, pots, kitchen utensils and handy cleaning products should remain out of sight.
  • Avoid accessories that do not serve any function: use decorative items only very sparingly. A few large-size pictures or a vintage-look neon sign can be used to relax the atmosphere. You don’t need anything more than that.
BLANCO ADON in concrete-style

Concrete-Style in the kitchen

One material that perfectly complements the Industrial Style is concrete. The BLANCO granite sinks made of Silgranit, for example, match the building material with their fine-pored texture and matte surface. Those who have concerns about the weight of a concrete countertop can breathe a sigh of relief: special wood-fiber panels with a fine concrete coating promise the perfect Industrial look without being too heavy.

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