The U-shaped kitchen, which got its name because it presents its cabinets and structure with a shape that resembles the letter U, has drawn the attention of people who want to renovate this room. This is because this kitchen model has the advantage of allowing the optimization of space, the integration of environments, in addition to being adaptable to any style or budget.
That’s why, in this article, we’ve put together several inspiring tips and projects to help you plan an amazing decor in your U-shaped kitchen.
Decorating Tips for Your U-shaped Kitchen
Decorating a U-shaped kitchen requires defining some characteristics, such as the color palette, lighting, decor style, and the kitchen model that will be adopted. With that in mind, in the next topics we’ll delve into these subjects and show you how these elements can help you transform your kitchen.
Choose a color palette
Defining the color palette is one of the first steps to decorate your kitchen in U. This choice must be made following the style of decoration you want to adopt, after all, the choice of colors also influences this aspect of the environment. However, in general, people prefer to use light or neutral colors to decorate this room, in order to create a timeless decor.
But you can also use the most varied color combinations in your kitchen. In this case, a tip is to associate the most striking colors with neutral colors, to create a comfortable and modern environment. Check out the projects below and get inspired!
Image 1: Invest in neutral colors, porcelain tile flooring and cabinets with straight lines.
Image 2: But if you want a modern look, you can invest in dark or wooden cabinets.
Image 3: These wooden cabinets leave a rustic and modern look.
Image 4: However, you can also opt for colored coverings, such as the black and white floor and the green wall.
Image 5: This pink U-shaped kitchen is modern and uncluttered.
Image 6: However, you can also choose a blue decoration.
Image 7: In this example, the green cabinets made the decor more contemporary.
Image 8: You can also choose geometric tiles to color the environment.
Image 9: A U-shaped kitchen with blue cabinets and marble countertops can look beautiful too!
Image 10: But if you prefer modern decor, you can invest in wooden cabinets, niches and geometric lining.
Invest in lighting
Lighting can transform the look of any kitchen. Likewise, when decorating your U-shaped kitchen, remember to add points of indirect light, above the countertop and on shelves, for example, in addition to investing in ceiling light fixtures to ensure a well-lit environment. So invest in LED strips, ceiling lights, LED spots and hanging pendants to create a beautiful and comfortable environment.
Image 11: You can use pendants suspended just above the workbench.
Image 12: The U-shaped kitchen with worktop is even more beautiful when using pendants as decorative elements.
Image 13: This modern chandelier located above the glass table matches the contemporary decor of this room.
Image 14: In addition to hanging pendants, you can invest in upper cabinets illuminated with ribbons and LED spots.
Image 15: It is worth investing in luminaires with a differentiated design, such as the pendants in this image.
Image 16: A modern light fixture located above your countertop can transform this room.
Image 17: Remember to add LED spots in the niches of your U-shaped kitchen.
Image 18: Pendant pendants with a more rustic design blend very well with the Scandinavian decor.
Image 19: The shelf illuminated with LED strip and light spots contribute to the modern look of this room.
Image 20: Already in this decoration, the simple pendants add to the modern environment.
Choose a decor style
Defining a decor style will help you choose the right elements, such as color palette, appliances, coverings and accessories, to create the decor of your dreams. You can adopt from the simplest decor, to modern, rustic, Tumblr or luxurious, all of which depend on the way you are going to compose the environment. Check out the examples below.
Image 21: Your U-shaped kitchen can have a clean and modern decor.
Image 22: But you can also use strong colors and metallic accessories to compose a contemporary decor.
Image 23: For a more discreet look, you can use marble countertops and mirrored and black cabinets.
Image 24: However, if you prefer a simple decoration, you can use white cabinets, wooden countertops and hydraulic tile.
Image 25: For minimalist decor, it’s worth investing in cabinets with straight lines.
Image 26: In the small U-shaped kitchen, the simple decoration with light colors gives spaciousness and comfort to the space.
Image 27: Another example of a small U-shaped kitchen with simple decoration.
Image 28: But you can also adopt simple and clean decor in spacious rooms.
Image 29: The black and white decor makes the room look modern.
Image 30: However, you can also adopt only black cabinets to compose your modern decor.
Image 31: And for a classic decor, you can invest in gray cabinets with this vintage design, in addition to the porcelain floor, which adds a touch of luxury to the space.
Image 32: However, if you prefer a Tumblr look, you can invest in mint green cabinets, for example, in addition to the wooden bench and plant pots.
Image 33: But you can also adopt simple style by investing in classic cabinets and beige decor.
Image 34: And if you are looking for a rustic decoration for your small U-shaped kitchen, you can invest in wooden cabinets.
Image 35: Use white decor to create a classic and timeless look.
U-shaped kitchen models
The main feature of the U-shaped kitchen is its square or rectangular shape. However, the design of this type of environment varies depending on the size of the space, the arrangement of furniture and the style of decoration adopted. With that in mind, in the next topics we will introduce you to the main U-shaped kitchen models that you can adopt in your home or apartment.
The U-shaped kitchen can be adopted in any environment, whether it is large or limited in space. The advantage of this type of kitchen is the possibility of creating a personalized, practical and functional decoration, according to your needs for the room and your ideal decoration.
Image 36: The white U-plan kitchen creates a spacious, cozy and delicate space.
Image 37: Use the combination of wooden cabinets and white cabinets.
Image 38: Another example of how the combination of wood and white can create a pleasant and simple space.
Image 39: But you can also use this combination to create a U-shaped kitchen with a modern decor.
Image 40: And if you prefer a simple decoration, you can invest in white cabinets and marble countertops.
Image 41: Your U-shaped kitchen can take on a modern look if you opt for cabinets with straight lines, wooden countertops and centered chandelier.
Image 42: Another example of a kitchen with modern cabinets, granite countertops and cooktop.
Image 43: However, you can also adopt beige and mirror cabinets in your U-plan kitchen.
Image 44: Also, remember to add niches and shelves to your project, to make room for room organization and decoration.
Image 45: You can still adopt top cabinets only with niches and a grayscale decor.
Image 46: Your U-shaped kitchen can also be given a modern look by using straight-line cabinets with a wood or white finish.
Image 47: But you can also invest in dark cabinets, wooden shelves and marble countertops.
Image 48: Stainless steel luminaires, modern design hood and geometric tiles can transform your planned kitchen into a U.
Image 49: Invest in contrasting colors such as blue and white to decorate this room.
Image 50: But you can also adopt the classic white decor, as in the example below.
U-shaped kitchen with bench
The U-shaped kitchen with worktop can also be implemented in different environments, being widely used in modern residential projects or with little available space. In addition, although it is generally used as a fulcrum for meals, you will find many projects where the countertop is also used for the installation of appliances such as the stove and cooktop.
Image 51: Invest in the wooden countertop to create a simple, rustic look.
Image 52: You can use the bench to install the cooktop and the hood.
Image 53: And remember to light up the countertop area, as in this example which has a Scandinavian decoration.
Image 54: Your U-shaped kitchen with a cement countertop can be simply and warmly decorated using white cabinets and gray linings.
Image 55: However, you can also adopt a clean and modern decor in this room.
Image 56: Another example of a U-shaped kitchen with a worktop that has a cooktop and simple decor.
Image 57: But you can also use the bench just as a support table for decorating and for carrying out meals.
Image 58: You can still have a U-shaped kitchen with a countertop and modern decor in neutral tones.
Image 59: It is also important to invest in coverings, such as this white brick tile, which contributes to a cozy look.
Image 60: You can also use the bench as a support for a mini wine cellar.
Image 61: In addition, you can even invest in black and white decor to create a classic look in your U-shaped kitchen with countertop.
Image 62: And for a kitchen with modern and clean decor, you can invest in white cabinets and a rustic wooden countertop.
Image 63: You can still opt for a U-shaped kitchen with black granite countertops and cooktop.
Image 64: In addition, you can also invest in a modern decor with an industrial touch, as in the project below.
Image 65: But you can also adopt a U-shaped kitchen with porcelain tile worktop, which is also used on the room walls.
Small U-shaped kitchen
Ideal for smaller rooms, the main advantage of the small U-shaped kitchen is the optimization of space. Therefore, it is important to invest in planned furniture and decoration details. Using light-colored elements can help you create a feeling of spaciousness, but you can also add colorful elements, such as cabinets and paintings, as long as everything is done with balance.
Image 66: Use white to decorate your small U-shaped kitchen.
Image 67: You can also invest in white brick tiles to spice up your plain white decor.
Image 68: In addition, you can use cabinets with straight lines and decorated cladding to modernize your small U-shaped kitchen.
Image 69: The decorated tiles and the hydraulic tiles used in this space also contributed to modernize the environment.
Image 70: A small U-shaped kitchen is cozier with simple decor.
Image 71: And remember to invest in lighting and flooring in the room.
Image 72: However, you can also use modern decor, including dark cabinets, in this space.
Image 73: In addition, you can still opt for a rustic decor, using cabinets with a wood finish.
Image 74: Another example of a small U-shaped kitchen with a wood finish.
Image 75: However, you can also adopt the Scandinavian decor, with light tones, like in this room.
Image 76: Light colored cabinets, like the green used in the project below, can also be used in your small U-shaped kitchen.
Image 77: You can still install a retractable bench in this room with little space.
Image 78: Use custom cabinets to take full advantage of all available spaces.
Image 79: And for a simple and delicate look, invest in colorful cabinets, wooden countertops and decorative objects.
Image 80: You can also use a simple gray decor in your kitchen.
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