When you're choosing art for your kitchen, size matters. You don't want a piece that's too small or too large for the space. A good rule of thumb is to choose a piece that takes up about two-thirds of the wall space. If you have a lot of wall space to work with, you can go bigger or hang smaller works of art in groups. Just make sure the proportions are in balance so the art doesn't overpower the room or end up touching or nearly touching the wall cabinets as both the kitchen and the art will need some space to visually breathe.
Choose Something Eye-Catching
Since the kitchen is often the busiest room in the house, you want to choose art that's eye-catching and will stand out from the rest of the décor. A bold piece of contemporary art or a colourful painting is a great way to add interest to the space. Just make sure it's something you love looking at as you'll be spending a lot of time in your kitchen so make sure it gives you inspiration for your life and food!
Make It Personal
The best way to choose art for your kitchen is to make it personal. Pick a piece that reflects your style and interests. If you love to cook, choose a print or painting that celebrates food. If you're an avid entertainer, look for artwork that captures the spirit of hospitality. Whatever you choose, make sure it's something that makes you happy every time you walk into the room.
Define a feature kitchen wall with colour
When it comes to decorating your kitchen, there are a few things that can make a big impact without costing too much. Painting one wall in a colour is a great way to add some personality, and hanging art on it makes it even more special. Whether you choose pieces that match the colour of the wall or go for something completely different, adding art to your kitchen is a great way to make it feel like home. You could consider complementary colours here - if you look at a colour wheel if you use two colours on opposite sides they tend to work really well together. So a burnt orange wall can look amazing with blue artwork hung on it.
Other examples of high-contrast, popping schemes are red and green; yellow and purple; orange and blue or green and magenta but remember you can choose deep tones or pale tones and hues within these broad colour groups.
You can also use a neutral grey, cooler grey or warm grey on a wall to really add impact to a colourful piece of art, but don't paint the whole kitchen grey - just use a colour for a feature wall.
If you have a white or a black kitchen then you have a perfect blank canvas to work with and any colour of artwork will look amazing in that setting.
Food art themes for a kitchen
If you love wine and the feel of the South of France consider hanging art that features vineyards, Provence or the Côte d'Azur. You can be on holiday at home every day in your kitchen with the colours and inspiration from the Mediterranean and some of our artwork also features food from around the world with art from Peru, Costa Rica, Australia, Brazil and Borneo.
Seaside art themes for your kitchen
Everybody loves the sea, the coast and the beach and your kitchen could have a coastal inspiration and feel with careful use of colour and art. Imagine having your coffee every day in your own coastal kitchen. Our Cornish artists celebrate the coast in all their artwork so if you are after an original painting or an art print we have the perfect art ready for you to discover in our gallery.
City art for a kitchen
If you are in a metropolitan setting or aspire to city life then city wall art prints or London or Paris could be perfect. Equally, you might want your kitchen to be an escape from city life to the seaside or country and the kitchen wall art you select can achieve this ambience and your brain will react as it sees the view of the city, beach, seaside, vineyards etc creating a great sense of well-being every time you are in the kitchen.
Kitchen wall art posters for every budget
Kitchen wall art poster prints are the perfect way to add personality and style to your kitchen. They come in all shapes and sizes, so you can find the perfect piece to fit your space. Plus, they're a great way to show off your personal style. Whether you prefer traditional art, nature wall art, or contemporary art, there's something for everyone that will be perfect for your kitchen walls.
Kitchens need Colour
Prints are also a great way to brighten up a kitchen that might feel a little too bland or boring. A splash of colour can really make a difference in the overall look and feel of the room. And since most kitchens see a lot of action, it's important to choose something that's durable and will stand up to everyday wear and tear. Wall art prints are perfect for this as they are priced very competitively and are glazed with hard-wearing perspex so any splashes or build-up can be wiped off easily with a damp soapy cloth.
Buy art for your kitchen and add your perfect view
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house, so it deserves special attention when it comes to décor. By following these tips, you can choose art for your kitchen that reflects your personal style and makes this family gathering place even more inviting. A key piece of art on a kitchen wall creates a view, a window a memory to refresh and inspire you every day.
At the John Dyer Gallery, we have a unique and affordable collection of suitable kitchen wall art poster prints and designs, open-edition wall art prints, limited edition prints, historic art prints and original paintings that would all make fantastic pieces of art for your kitchen and on your kitchen walls.
if you would like to read more about art in a kitchen setting take a look at our kitchen art blog.