The rapid technological development led to the fact that not only a huge number of "smart" powerful devices appeared in our kitchens, the process completely changed the interior of kitchen premises, brought to the stage and strengthened the position of such a direction as high-tech. Some people think that it is not comfortable enough for living quarters (living rooms, bedrooms). But in the kitchen, where there are ultra-modern appliances, surfaces that are easy enough to care for, there is a minimum of decorating details, the use of style is fully justified. Naturally, any interior solution requires the selection of appropriate accessories. High-tech curtains for the kitchen, it is understood, will be different from country-style curtains. Therefore, let's figure out what exactly.The rapid technological development led to the fact that not only a huge number of "smart" powerful devices appeared in our kitchens, the process completely changed the interior of kitchen premises, brought to the stage and strengthened the position of such a direction as high-tech
Features, fabrics, colors
Minimalism, the proximity of colors to the metallic palette, the complete absence of drawings, prints, clear geometry - these are far from all the signs regarding the textiles chosen for the high-tech direction. Let's list the peculiarities of the curtains inherent in the style:
Blinds of vertical, horizontal designs, pleated blinds, Japanese, roll designs are ideal for these requirements. Often high-tech canvases have a straight cut, eyelets, a monochrome palette, a silver finish with glass beads, metallized threads, plates. Sometimes these kitchens bear a resemblance to the interior of a "spaceship".
Practicality and functionality are some of the main features of style, which also apply to curtain fabrics. Usually linen, cotton, viscose, satin are not preferred. But fabrics, the texture of which is consonant with metal, with an anti-reflective coating, for example, are only welcome. Therefore, the following types are selected:
The color palette of fabrics is mainly limited to three options: gray, white, black. High-tech kitchen curtains cannot have the color of natural materials (wood, for example), but exclusively synthetic. Possible beige shades, but invariably cold tones. Metal options certainly come first here. This means that most colors will be close to shades of gold, silver, brass, copper, chrome, bronze, forged metal, mercury, aluminum.
Basic curtain designs
Many adherents of high-tech style, in order not to plunge into the intricacies of curtain art, prefer to stay on the common option - blinds. This is fully justified due to their functionality and practicality. Structures with plastic lamellas will be easy to clean. In addition, plastic is a completely economical option, but not entirely practical, since it is quite easy to damage, bend, chipped off, and bring it to the formation of cracks.
Attention! Also, plastic quickly turns yellow (white), fade under the influence of direct sunlight (colored).
Therefore, many stop at aluminum lamellas, since they are resistant to wear and tear and do not absorb dust and grease. Among other things, the following designs are selected:
Let's describe each option in more detail.
Rolled blinds, or blinds, are a very practical and functional option. Typically, for such structures, fabrics are chosen that have impregnations that help resist dust, microbes, fading, grease. Each roll is installed on a specific window section. If the package consists of several sections (large window), each of them is equipped with a separate roll.
Interesting! Translucency of materials ranges from 15 to 100%. This means that some of them can transmit enough light (be transparent), but at the same time reliably protect from prying eyes.
Roman designs are "consonant" with roll designs, but differ from them in the way the canvas is folded. Rolls are twisted by a roller, and in Roman models, the canvas, when raised (opened), forms regular folds, the width of which does not exceed 20 cm. Like roller blinds, high-tech roman curtains for the kitchen, after being raised, are fixed above the window opening, and the degree of their closing the window is easily adjustable. Various fabrics for Roman designs are selected. However, for this style, synthetic options should be preferred.
Blinds of horizontal models are just perfect for a modern minimalist interior in high-tech style. They are quite democratic in terms of price, so they become a frequent choice for this design option. In style, these structures are fully consistent with the correct geometry of the room. Such blinds are attached directly to the window opening. It is better if the color of the material is identical to the color of the frames. For whites, there is no need to choose color or silver options. By the way, horizontal blinds have one big plus - an adjustable opening angle. With the help of a simple mechanism, you can choose any option for darkening the room, depending on the time of day. Thus, it will be possible to simultaneously escape from the sun and let the necessary amount of natural light into the kitchen.
High-tech curtains for the kitchen, as you can see by looking at the many proposed photos, are very often combined. This means that two curtain systems can be selected for one opening. For example, you can opt for blinds, combining them with straight screen fabrics or tulle. At the same time, it is possible not only to provide the kitchen room with the necessary protection from the sun and prying eyes, but also to soften the sharp geometry of the lamellas with an airy translucent material. This will not contradict the principles of high-tech and fill the room with stylish sophistication.
Direct screen constructions
Oddly enough, but Japanese screen curtain designs are very often chosen not only for minimalistic, but also for high-tech interiors. It is the screens that are often called high-tech style curtains. However, this is not entirely true, since the screens came to these interiors from the land of the Rising Sun and "took root" in them so harmoniously that they began to be associated with high-tech.
For screens, a monochromatic, mostly white, translucent fabric is chosen, light and airy, which allows you to provide the room with a matte muted natural light. The softness of the material should not be embarrassing: the screen design assumes weighting, straightening the lower edge of the canvas, which will protect it from waves and folds that contradict the ideal geometric style. Naturally, it is forbidden to use any decoration with lambrequins, grabs, brushes, etc. Also, the fabric of the screen structure should be monochromatic, without any patterns, prints, extraneous contours.
Advice! It is also very important to completely hide the fasteners, as well as the electrical "stuffing" of the lifting mechanism (if any) in a special ceiling niche.
Screen curtains for the kitchen in high-tech style can have neon backlighting, which will very nicely emphasize the special metallized texture of the selected fabric. If you place the backlight behind the canvas, you can achieve the effect of a "window glow".