Sometimes combined with the dining room or dining area, kitchens are where creativity abounds. Generations of family recipes are passed down here. Breakfast toast is burnt and steak is perfected here. Countless dishes are produced here from fresh pasta to seafood and salads. From measured cups of flour to potlucks, the kitchen is where magic happens. Given the importance of kitchens in our lives, it's important to choose wall art that inspires you. If you're reading this article then I'm guessing that you're ready to make a house a home so I'm going to provide some kitchen art ideas here and share some of my favorite fine art photography prints.
Top Kitchen Wall Art Ideas
Regional subject matter are popular themes for kitchen wall art which is not surprising considering that each region has a distinct style of cuisine. You can either go with regional themes where you home is based such as the Southwest and California, or you can simply go with themes that represent your favorite cuisines or heritage. There is so much symbolism that you can choose from. Or you might opt purely for dining room decor to match your wall color & kitchen cabinets such as specific color themes. Here are some top wall art ideas to consider:
As is the case with bathrooms, the main challenge with most art substrates when it comes to the kitchen is the grease, steam and moisture. You simply can't hang certain types of artwork in the kitchen as it would be very difficult to clean. Fortunately there is an option that is perfect for dirty environments such kitchens. ChromaLuxe metal prints utilize a special technology called dye-sublimation which involves infusing the inks directly into the aluminum at high temperatures. The print is permanently a part of the metal and there is zero risk of damage due to getting wet. ChromaLuxe metal prints can be hung with the "frameless" presentation style with rear-mounted framing or with external frames such as this floater frame shown above. In addition to aesthetics, another benefit of having external framing is protection. A kitchen can be a bit more limited in space than a living room for example so you might opt for an external frame over the frameless look to minimize any potential chipping or scratching.
Should I Buy Mass-Produced Kitchen Decor or Fine Art?
That’s a personal decision for you to make. Do you want kitchen artwork that is unique and that had the artists’ input or it’s of no concern to you if art is entirely automated by machines on a conveyer belt? There are number of corporate e-commerce sites out such as Amazon, Wayfair, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Art.com that sell cheap, mass-produced decor that cuts corners in every way possible for profit margins but it would be a stretch to label that as “fine art”. If you want to make a house a home then my personal recommendation would be to seek out artists or galleries that specialize in fine art. The good ones take their craft seriously and provide personalized services tailored to your unique needs. Good kitchen wall art should be no different in quality from the amazing pieces that you see in museums and galleries.
How Do I Buy Art For My Kitchen?
Kitchen art buyers and collectors seeking personal service and high-quality production value are best served by contacting photographic artists directly via their personal website. Not all photographers are created equal but you can easily determine which photographers are serious about providing you with quality service just by spending a few minutes on their website.
I have been a fine art landscape and travel photographer for 20 years and have been providing services for art buyers for much of this time. This website features dozens of curated landscape photography galleries featuring my best work created over the course of my career. My objective is to learn about your art needs and help you to fulfill those needs. Sometimes your needs call for ready to hang, large-format limited edition fine art photography prints while other times you might simply need a small, open edition metal print above the knife rack. Regardless of what the specific need is, I can help guide you in the right direction. Contact me and we will figure that out together.
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