Venetian plaster in the kitchen is elegant. It’s that simple. And it is an elegance that can match with any decor or era.
The Basics of Venetian Plaster
Venetian plaster has been used since the mid-1500s. The plaster is applied to walls with a trowel, then burnished and sealed with a glaze.
This elegant and striking faux finish creates a three-dimensional look that brings to mind stonework, marble and rustic motifs. In a kitchen, it gives the room a softness and a glow.
Forget plain old paint, wallpaper or tiles. Add texture, dimension and elegance. It can even use marble dust, aged slaked lime, and your choice of coloring (over 120 different options) to create a versatile way to cover your kitchen’s walls.
Create a Classic Kitchen with Venetian Plaster
Brand new kitchens are not the only ones that can benefit from Venetian plaster. Some older kitchens have eyesores like ’80s wallpaper or ’70s paint and tile schemes. It will provide depth, variation, texture and subtle softness to update the look of any kitchen.
There is no need to sand a Venetian plaster wall. Instead, you get a unique texture and look because no two walls end up exactly the same. The plaster mixed with either marble dust or other pigmented elements creates a three dimensional look that appears to have shadows in the texture.
Use it on entire walls or just back-splashes. You can even create a feature textured wall in your kitchen, especially around a brickwork wall/pizza oven. And don’t forget the ceiling – banish the plain, flat white forever.
Other Simple Benefits
There is no need to paint Venetian plaster. The color you choose is already mixed in before it is applied. It is very low maintenance.
Once it is sealed, it is very durable and will last for years, even when put to the test by moisture, cooking vapors, smoke and steam in your kitchen.
A Kitchen with Mediterranean Style
Because Venetian plaster brings to mind marble and stonework, it creates a classic Mediterranean kitchen look. Whether it be for entire walls or just for accents, the right color combinations can create motifs that appear Tuscan, Spanish or even Moroccan. Choose from shades of white, gold, earth tones, terra cotta, cream, bone, even modern gray. The look can be classic but startlingly contemporary, especially if offset by jewel color highlights. Punches of colors, like blues or yellows on the cabinets and countertops, can give it a bright charm.
The Old World Classic Look
A kitchen with Venetian plaster looks stunning with wooden beams, solid wood countertops and classic wood furniture. It can bring to mind a farm kitchen from the 1800s, while still having all the modern conveniences and updates.
So, have the classic kitchen you want. Your way. Ask about Venetian plaster and how it can transform your kitchen.
Creative Commons Attribution: Permission is granted to repost this article in its entirety with credit to Nelson Construction and a clickable link back to this page.