These kitchen wallpaper ideas prove a quick, affordable, and beautiful design solution to kitchen walls in need of some style.
The most sought-after kitchen wallpaper ideas can fill the need and want for more color, style, and inspiration in your cooking space. It’s no secret that hanging wallpaper hasn’t always been one of the most coveted looks for a kitchen, however, this decorative feature has made a huge comeback over the past few years, and now it’s a trend we all want to recreate.
It may come as a surprise but, some of the best wallpaper ideas can work well both style and function-wise in a kitchen space with many more robust wallpaper types now available in a huge variation of cool designs. Go big on color or line your walls with something subtle but still very unique and give your kitchen a homely, distinctive feel that you can’t always achieve with just paint…
DO YOU NEED SPECIAL WALLPAPER FOR YOUR KITCHEN?
A note before you start, if you’re not going to choose a wipeable design that’s specifically designed for kitchens/bathrooms – usually high-quality, cloth or paper-backed vinyl – you’ll need to either protect the wallpaper with a glass splashback or hang the wallpaper only in areas where it won’t be exposed to constant splashing or heat.
Rees adds how ‘You don’t need special wallpaper for a kitchen! Chasing Paper’s wallpaper is ideal for any room, as long as it is well ventilated and the surface it is being applied to is smooth and non-textured. Our wallpaper is water-resistant and can be washed with warm water and a non-abrasive cloth. When cleaning, avoid using any cleaning solutions as that may cause the colors to smudge. Alternatively, you can use our peel-and-stick vinyl flooring as a backsplash instead of wallpaper.’
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1. CLASHING ACCENT WALLPAPERS
Opposites attract as you can tell from this eclectic wallpaper mashup by KT II Design, Boston. ‘This kitchen corner grabs your eye for all the right reasons – the mix of the two wallpapers juxtaposed against each other is done masterfully, mixing color and scale in a way that creates interest.’ Say talented designers to A Design Partnership.
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2. A COMPLIMENTARY KITCHEN DUO
3. CHOOSE COLORED WALLPAPER THAT COMPLEMENTS YOUR KITCHEN FITTINGS
Picking out a kitchen wallpaper that highlights the fittings in the room can give the whole scheme cohesion it might have lacked before. Here, the wallpaper design complements the worktops, light fittings, taps, and the hob to create a coordinated look. The green wall acts as a bold contrast that further enlivens the scheme.
4. A GREEN LINK TO THE DINING AREA
5. PAIR COOL COLORS WITH RUSTIC WORKTOPS
In an ideal world, the wallpaper you choose for your kitchen won’t fight for attention with the rest of the cabinetry but will complement it. So, if you’ve spent ages perfecting a rustic kitchen worktop look (whether wood or a man-made material), you’ll want to ensure it’s not over-shadowed by additional decorative details. The cool blue works well in the above kitchen by adding a pop of energy, without overpowering the classic wooden countertops.