For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the place where families come together for food, conversation, or simply to gather. Given this, there’s no better place to hang framed art prints to pull together a design scheme, to help create a warm and inviting atmosphere, or as a conversation piece for family, friends, and guests to admire. Kitchen designs tend to rely on a mixture of functionality and personal taste, but there’s always a place for art in the decor. Here are some ideas on how to decorate your kitchen with framed art prints.
Art for a Tuscan Kitchen
Tuscan decor is grounded in simplicity, functionality, and comfort, and thus is an ideal choice for a kitchen. This Italian-inspired design style relies on warm earthy colors, mosaic and colored tiles, and natural materials for counters and flooring. Tuscan kitchen art should likewise be simple yet rich in color. The framed art print Tuscan Textures by Studio Voltaire is the perfect complement to this style of decor. Its tile-like forms are replete with texture and simple designs rich in the colors of Tuscany: burnt oranges, golden yellows, and rich terracotta, mixed with browns, burgundies, and olive greens. With such a palette of colors to choose from, one can easily coordinate cabinets, countertops, flooring, and accents with this Mediterranean-style print.
Country-Style Kitchen Art
One of the most popular decor styles these days is the country theme, and nowhere are the hand-crafted elements, natural materials, and inviting warmth of a country decor more appropriate than in the kitchen. When choosing country-style kitchen art, you want to select images that feature these hallmarks of country design. A print such as Prairie Gold by Mary Kay Krell bursts with a country feel. Colors are warm and welcoming, as the image focuses on sunflowers fresh from the outdoors, a handmade quilt flowing over the table, and a basket full of ripe peaches catching the sun. The wooden chair just beyond the table beckons the viewer to sit down and stay awhile, soaking up this cozy ambiance on a warm summer morning.
Fine Art Prints in the Kitchen
If you prefer to hang fine art kitchen prints done by the masters, there are plenty of museum-quality prints to accentuate a wide range of design styles. For a contemporary kitchen, you can emphasize its sleek lines and functional design with a print such as Pablo Picasso’s The Kitchen, 1948. His prominent use of line and subtle hues fits in perfectly with the contemporary style, while the imagery suggested by the geometric forms is sure to be a conversation piece for years to come. If you want to go with a more captivating look, such as modern or eclectic, consider an Andy Warhol print, such as Campbell’s Soup I (Tomato), 1968. This classic example of modern pop art features a kitchen-appropriate theme, and Warhol’s dominant use of reds could easily be continued throughout the kitchen’s appliances, accessories, and accents, effectively bringing the entire look together.