These kitchen interiors are designed by Ernestomeda, and they are all Italian. Unlike Scandinavian kitchen designs, these Italian ones look a lot more serious, sleek, and elegant rather than cheerful, colorful, and fresh. But even though they have a kind of darker and less varied look, they are still very charming in their own way.
The colors of the kitchens are neutral—grey, black, white, or brown—and they tend to be of darker shades. This is what gives them their serious look. There are almost no other colors in the kitchen, no accents of eye-catching and bright colors at all. The seriousness of the design is also reflected on the materials used. Metal or other shiny materials are used most often, making the kitchens look even more sleek and elegant. There are no materials such as rough-hewn wood or cotton. If there is wood—and wood is used quite often, actually—then the wood is the kind with smooth surface and refined look, instead of the more natural one you often see in rustic interior designs.
The decoration is also kept to a minimal. If there is any decoration at all, mostly it takes the form of little potted plants. However, in one of the kitchens, we can also find a little table lamp, and in another kitchen a metal candle holder, and then there is also a kitchen that keeps a row of books on one of its counters. Another kitchen has a spherical white pendant lamp that is hung from its ceiling with a curving wire.Some other kitchens get their decorative elements not from decorations like that, but from the furniture in it or other features such as the window. One of the kitchens has rather unique chairs that look like a mesh of metal wires, while yet another chair has a large, circular window in it.
If you are someone who values functionality, formality, simplicity,seriousness, and elegance more than anything else, then this kind of kitchens is just for you. You will benefit from its compactness and cleanliness, and you will also enjoy its clean-cut style, even though to some people it may look bare and mundane. So what do you think about it? Do you like it?