A kitchen apron can not only protect the walls from spills and splashes, but also be the most stylish element of your kitchen design. Today, a wide range of beautiful materials is available: tile, stone, glass, wood
1. Ceramic tiles
With such a variety of tiles that exists today, you do not need to spend a lot of money to achieve impressive results. Even matt tiles of a neutral shade can look luxuriously on the walls, if you put it in an unusual way, for example, "fir-tree", as in the picture below.
2. Tile with copper coating
Ceramic tiles covered with a thin layer of copper will become more beautiful and beautiful every year: after all, copper is living material, which eventually acquires a patina.
3. Glass tiles
Bright patterns from glass tiles can beautifully revitalize the neutral design of the kitchen and make it much more stylish and cheerful. But even a single-colored glossy tile will look spectacular in contrast with the color of furniture or cement fill.
4. Ceramic and glass tiles
Can not choose between ceramic and glass tiles? Then, maybe, it is necessary to stop on their combination? A similar apron for the kitchen will easily link among the various elements of the kitchen, for example, glass doors and a neutral kitchen island.
5. Limestone and glass tiles
In this kitchen the combination of materials was created not by the manufacturer of tiles, but by the interior designer himself. Wanting to give this kitchen the effect of "the walls of an ancient castle", he chose for it large slabs of limestone, and for a high apron - a multi-colored glass tile of dark tones.
6. Glass tiles and stone
Another great example of mixing different materials! To create an original look, the designer set the thin bars of the tile vertically so that they can contrast sharply with the square tiles of the stone and create the effect of an iridescent waterfall.
7. Dostuk Galton
River pebbles are often used to decorate bathrooms, but is it really going to look worse in the kitchen? Our answer: of course not!
8. Quartzite sandstone
It seems that this rustic-style kitchen was completely lined with stone. But in fact, quartzite sandstone is produced by small blocks, like tiles, which makes it possible to use it in any premises, even with gypsum board walls.
9. Quartz and translucent agate
Do not like rustic style? Then choose a stone that looks brighter, more effective and modern, for example, like this translucent product made from natural agate. In the photo, he decorates a section of the wall above the kitchen stove, while the rest of it is made of quartz stone Caesarstone.
10. Marble and marble tiles
Probably, it is not necessary to say that marble is one of the most refined and luxurious materials for finishing the kitchen. Let's just note that this also applies to marble tiles, which simply looks amazing in the style of "chessboard".
11. Полуматовый мрамор
Black marble "Toros" favorably emphasizes the beauty of the unpainted wood used for finishing this kitchen, and rivets the general views to its amazing white veins.
12. Narrow rectangular tiles
There are hundreds of ways to lay out the tiles on the wall, but we particularly wanted to note the following: instead of creating bright and unusual patterns, the designer of this kitchen laid the tiles in neat posts that visually increase the size of the kitchen and give its walls an interesting effect.
13. Volcanic rock
How do you like this apron from a volcanic rock, surrounded on the sides by muddy glass blocks? Note that the same material was also used as countertops.
14. Steel apron
Do you want to see something even more original here? Then we invite you to consider kitchen aprons from industrial steel - the same material that is used in restaurants and hospitals.
15. Natural wood
Maybe a tree and the usual material for us, but as a kitchen apron it looks just stunning!
16. Quality plywood
If you do not want to use natural unpainted wood, then you can take an example from the designer of the next kitchen and install on the walls wide plywood boards, painted with a special waterproof paint.
17. Recycled materials
Secondary use of materials is gaining increasing popularity in interior design around the world. Concrete mixed with broken glass has long been used as a countertop, so why not use this eco-friendly and extremely durable material like an apron for the kitchen?
18. Modular panels
Modern modular panels upside down our traditional perception of the kitchen, as a place for cooking.
19. Mosaic of glass tiles
Creating such a masterpiece takes a lot of time, but the result will please you and fascinate your guests for many long years.
20. Treated glass
Glass panels for this kitchen were created specifically for the customer's order. The carved pattern is adjacent to the wall, while the smooth glass side is facing you, allowing you to easily control the cleaning. LED lighting emphasizes the shape and beauty of the patterns.
21. Slate board
The use of slate boards in the kitchen is, of course, a hot trend. Can I use them as an apron for the kitchen? Let's see: in the photo below the apron of the kitchen was painted with a special paint "Chalkboard", gives the hostess the opportunity to quickly make a note or keep all the ingredients from the recipe in her mind.
22. 3D tiles
A kitchen apron for many designers is like an empty canvas. What they will not come up with! For example, designer John Fish designed for the kitchen this unique walled aquarium with glass fish and bubbles inside.
23. Relief concrete
Can concrete look like a refined decorative apron for the kitchen? Look at the photo below, before hurrying with the answer!