Do you love the raw charm of the workshop look and cool colours that blend into modern kitchens? Then industrial style is the perfect choice for you. Black metal and robust finishes set the scene for shiny chrome taps. Combine them with our sinks in stainless steel or natural granite. Concrete effects and vintage flair round off the trend.
Industrial style pays homage to workshops and the world of industry in a cool, yet homely environment. The conscious selection of strong materials such as iron, steel, concrete and stone is representative of an urban interior design style. It’s therefore no surprise that the industrial style is also reminiscent of the world of lofts. Use this style to harmoniously combine sensuality and sober functionality.
The trend is characterised by a colour scheme consisting of black, grey and rust tones. The factory atmosphere of exposed brick walls is highly prominent in cool industrial-style kitchen designs: Wall and flooring manufacturers provide a wide range of interpretations of real materials, with and without patina. Signs of use are very much permitted in the industrial style. Vintage pieces such as metal stools and workshop lamps therefore complete the desired look that pays homage to old workplaces. This sets the industrial style apart from the concept of minimalist living spaces.
In trendy kitchens, this combination of rustic finishes and cool, contemporary technologies makes a unique statement: Raw chic meets modern design. Shelves with a black, metal frame, just like the ones in warehouses, are functional and casual in style. Concrete is another key part of the concept: Whether on the floor or the unit fronts, the authentic look makes you want to reach out and touch it. There is also the option to add rust effects, usually from the manufacturer’s colour range to popular furniture finishes.
Good news: In its modern interpretation, this design is also suitable for smaller kitchens. Industrial design elements exude an unconventional loft look, even without the five-metre ceiling height. The key is to get the mix of materials right:
Retro, recycling, vintage: Round off your kitchen’s industrial style with the right choice of furniture. The combination of wood, concrete and metal is once again a must here. If you have lots of space, a strong slab of solid wood on a robust metal frame screwed together with rough bolts would make for the perfect dining table.
A retro sofa or a wide armchair – artificial leather that looks genuine – are very comfortable seating options and win people over with their unconventional style. Furniture with a delicate mix of materials also works well in tight spaces.
Shelves made of wood or glass on a narrow metal frame replace wall cupboards here.
Industrial-style chairs with leather upholstery on an iron frame can round off even the smallest dining area.
Not furniture in the narrower sense of the word, but perfectly fitting interior design pieces: Fully or partially glazed metal sliding doors in industrial style with visible guide rails. With exposed water and ventilation pipelines, function becomes a design element here.
Breaking from the style won’t hurt, especially if you opt for a minimalist design for your tap.
Industrial-style lights don’t just fit in perfectly with the look. They are also impressive from a functional standpoint. Lighting can be used to specifically and purposefully illuminate certain areas. ‘Naked’ illuminants are typical for this design trend. The look is reminiscent of good old light bulbs, but the lighting is provided thanks to modern LEDs.
The bigger the size, the greater the effect: This rule also applies to lights. But this only works well if there is plenty of space. Don't opt for large-scale industrial-style lamps in small kitchens.
The industrial style also makes an impressive design statement in the kitchen. Emphasise the interior design statement with high-quality industrial-style lighting and vintage furniture made of matching materials.