Modern Design Styles and How to Achieve Them: Industrial
Updated: Jan 20
If you haven’t heard, we’ve been creating beautiful guides on modern interior design styles for you (click here!), and we always keep coming up with more! This time we want to switch it up a bit and talk about a still modern but a little different style: industrial! Industrial interiors have been quite trendy in the past couple of years. We all love the effortless beauty and the bold and cold atmosphere it creates, but how do we achieve it? Today, we are here with many more tips to achieve an industrial look in your home with the proper hardware.
First of all, what exactly is an industrial style? Industrial styles are where modern meets rustic; it favors practicality and is effortless yet effortlessly bold! We see a lot of natural shades and materials, unfinished/exposed materials and items, and a lot of metallic details in industrial interiors. But how do we choose our hardware for it?
NO. 1 Finishes and textures are crucial!
Yes, you’ve read it right! In our other blogs on certain styles before, we’ve always said that finishes and textures mainly were up to your personal preference and didn’t play that big of a role in the overall look you’ve wanted to achieve. However, for an industrial style, it is a must! Since being natural and effortless is crucial for this style, textures, and finishes that are not too out there and that can be seen in/on material naturally are widely used and encouraged by this style’s enthusiasts. Great examples of this are rustic textures or matte finishes, and our client in the image below has killed it!
NO. 2 Although not crucial, colors can still help!
A widespread color palette is associated with industrial styles, consisting of neutral and natural tones to create an overall cold and rugged look. Hence, neither your hardware nor anything else in the room should have a highly saturated color if you want to achieve the perfect industrial look! As we’ve already mentioned, industrial interiors have a lot of metal features, and the most common shades used in this style are brass, bronze, and black due to their less intense hues. The image below is a perfect example of it!
NO. 3 Last but not least: simplicity in shapes.
We said industrial styles required natural, unfinished, effortless elements. Not just on the surface but in shape as well! Hence, as industrial designs are mostly about practicality and function, simple shapes are preferred in all elements, including the hardware. You can still explore the organic forms and enjoy a curve or two, as long as it is not too over the top and still has a natural look! The bolder, the tougher, the simpler, the better, and the image below is an excellent example of the importance of simple shapes!
As you can see, it is possible to achieve the perfect industrial look with straightforward yet practical steps! Remember, these are only helpful tips for you to benefit from and not strict instructions. As long as you know what you want, you can’t go wrong with your style! And if you are not sure, let us help you! We keep creating new content for you! Handles are all we do! @KairosCabinetry
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