CEMENT TILES IN THE KITCHEN
The first thing that comes to mind is the cement tiles. They are among the essential elements in a classic chic kitchen, but above all, they have the ability to send us directly to a bygone era. They are synonymous with old and charming. And they are found on the floor as well as on the wall.
On the ground, cement tiles can cover the entire surface but it is common to combine them with other coverings such as tiling (plain and neutral) or even parquet. Creating a covering carpet is not necessarily complicated when you like to DIY. And it allows part of the kitchen to be highlighted: its center or the space around the central island for example.
On the wall, cement tile is often used as a splashback near the worktop. It is at eye level and the pattern and the colors of the coating will energize a kitchen that is a little too simple or even a little too modern. Generally, one avoids using a cement tile both on the wall and on the floor. It might be a bit too much unless you’re trying to create a specific effect.
AN OLD EARTHENWARE SINK FOR AN AUTHENTIC KITCHEN
What generally appeals to the classic chic style is that there is an idea of authenticity. And to help you create that feeling in the kitchen, there’s nothing like an antique sink or at least a sink that looks like an antique sink. We forget the stainless steel sink. We switch to a white earthenware sink in rectangular format. If you ever come across an old sink in a secondhand market, for example, make sure it is not porous. This is essential for it to be practiced daily. If it is porous it will stain super easy and you will never have it really white. To complete the dishwashing space, don’t forget to pair your sink with a classic-looking faucet too.
NEUTRAL COLORS FOR A CLASSIC AND BRIGHT KITCHEN
Colors play an important part in creating your classic chic ambiance in the kitchen. We will find them everywhere: on the furniture, on the floor, on the walls. We are no longer in the modern and easy association of white and wood. However, we can stay on neutral colors to decorate the kitchen. We can have fun declining a color in monochrome. What is interesting about neutral colors is that they are generally clear and bright. Useful when you have a kitchen that doesn’t have a lot of natural light.
POWDERY COLORS FOR A CLASSIC AND SOFT KITCHEN
If you don’t fancy neutrals, why not go for a more powdery color? You can choose from green or blue. They are easy colors for everyday use, relaxing colors. Pink can also have its place in a classic chic kitchen, but it is rarer. It is often too feminine and too modern. These colors are often associated with white or a very light neutral on the walls so as not to lose brightness.