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Mosaic on the Apron for the kitchen (175+ Photos): Modern, convenient, practical. Glass, mother of pearl or metal?

Kitchen apron mosaic

Here you will learn about mosaic for kitchen apron, its general properties, color palette. And also about the possible combination and materials for manufacturing.

General properties

Working wall on the kitchen called an apron. This area is exposed to water, grease, therefore, it is recommended to lay out the apron with mosaics, this is an ordinary small tile.

Usually it is sold not by separate elements, but by “matrices” – an assembled drawing of small components is glued onto a special base, the size is:

you can lay out

  • 24 × 24 cm;
  • 28 × 28 cm;
  • 30 × 30 cm;
  • 31.5 x 31.5 cm;
  • 32 × 32 cm.

For 1 sq. m you need about 9 pieces. It is attached to the mesh, easily glued, cannot tear.

The mesh fulfills the properties of the reinforcement. You can attach an already finished painting to a paper base, the paper is glued to the front, then removed before rubbing.

This old-fashioned way of decorating spaces will bring out the classic style of your kitchen.

This old-fashioned way of decorating your rooms will bring out the classic style of your kitchen.

The elements that make up the pattern are called tesserae. The chip can be from 1×1 cm to 5 × 5 cm, and sometimes up to 10 × 10 cm.To create a kitchen apron, professional builders often use briquettes 2cm × 2cm – 5cm × 5cm.

The most convenient shape is a square. Such a tile is practical in installation, calculation of components.

The square is the most convenient and practical form

The square is the most convenient and practical form

It is possible to decorate a room with a mosaic canvas:

  • flowers;
  • abstract patterns;
  • night city;
  • a waterfall;
  • panels of vegetables and fruits;
  • geometric shapes.

The fragments from which the chips are made look expressive in the interior, they can really be matched to different designs, from “country” to “techno”.

Colorful mosaic panel of vegetables and fruits

Colorful mosaic panel of vegetables and fruits

Who is for aesthetics and practicality?

Aesthetics:

  • The panel will give a working zone expressiveness, originality, zest.
  • Mosaic decor sometimes becomes the main focus in design..
  • Perfectly complements the uniform color palette.
  • Fantasy, imagination, creativity will make the picture.

Abstract panel - original, a highlight in the decor

Abstract panel – original, a highlight in the decor

Practicality:

  • Easy to fit even on uneven walls.
  • Does not fade over time, does not lose its graceful appearance.

The perfect harmony of the whole room is felt in a single color tone.

The perfect harmony of the whole room is felt in a single color tone.

 Advantages:

  • Uniqueness. From fragments it is possible to lay out pictures, which cannot be repeated.
  • Range. Choice of colors, shape, texture for every taste.
  • Coating any surface – even uneven.
  • Resistance to moisture, dirt, grease, ultraviolet light, temperature extremes.
  • Ease of maintenance. The tile washes wonderfully.

AdviceThere are ready-made kits on sale that form a variety of images that are in harmony with the design of the room.

Mosaics can be used to lay out an exclusive painting according to your own individual project

Mosaics can be used to lay out an exclusive painting according to your own individual project.

Pattern combination and shape

A mosaic apron is often made in bed tones or in opposite spectacular shades..

The form is different:

  • square;
  • a circle;
  • rhombus;
  • trapezoid;
  • oval.

AdviceShade, shape should emphasize the overall style.

A honeycomb apron, a warm accent in your interior

A honeycomb apron, a warm accent in your interior

Combination

There are several patterns for combining patterns in order for the wall to have a colorful and beautiful look:

  • “Monocolor” – is made out in parts identical in shape and color;
  • mix – glass mosaic or tile is used, but connection chips of different shades of the same color;
  • gradient or stretch – a layout similar to a rectangle, tesserae are laid out in a transition from a saturated shade to a less bright one;
  • ready-made mixture – a ready-made matrix with a pattern is glued to the surface.

A chaotic mix of mosaic chips of different colors

A chaotic mix of mosaic chips of different colors

What material do you prefer in the interior?

Considering the renovation, the style of appliances in the kitchen, it is possible to purchase plates from different materials. Let’s understand them, weighing all the pros and cons.

Mosaic panels - a work of art in your kitchen

Mosaic panels – a work of art in your kitchen

Glass

Glass for manufacturing is:

  • transparent;
  • matte;
  • mother-of-pearl;
  • with the addition of crumbs.

Glass mosaic is currently a success. With proper grooming, it does not scratch, is not afraid of moisture, high temperature. The interior looks just gorgeous. Transparency gives the finish depth, lightness.  Accessibility, practicality, environmentally friendly, easy to clean, does not require special care, beautiful appearance.

Glass layers are stronger than glass, despite the identical composition. Because they are processed with high firing temperatures. Small size.

Small white, green, blue glass tiles in the kitchen

Small white, green, blue glass tiles in the kitchen

Varieties for the most refined taste:

  • Homogeneous, Venetian glasses are glass chips, bright, multi-colored, or dull, with the addition of foil, glitters and other components.
  • Smalt is a mixture of glass (pressed) colored with oxides of metals such as copper, chromium, nickel, iron, silver. Intense, effective, reminiscent of an inner glow.
  • Glass tiles with added minerals. Minerals are added to the molten glass, for example, quartz, aventurine. Looks elegant, rich, has an iridescent surface, a complex color mix.

Art Nouveau kitchen with glass tiles with a black, white and gray color mix

Art Nouveau kitchen with glass tiles in a black-white-gray color mix

Nacre

A very beautiful, original, unique, decorative material that has the ability to make the rays soft, diffused, iridescent, like all the colors of the rainbow.

The material for creating the matrix is ​​mother of pearl of different colors and shades, but of the same thickness. The panel contains fragments from:

  • malachite;
  • coral;
  • turquoise;
  • Agatha.

And the size, shape of the mother-of-pearl blocks depends on the size of the future painting..

Mother of pearl diffuses light rays and looks very original

Mother of pearl diffuses light rays and looks very original

If the mosaic is less than 0.3 x 0.3 m, then the size of the pieces used should not exceed 5 mm. The panel looks more aesthetically pleasing, elegant, professional, when all the pieces are about the same size. Mother of pearl can be replaced with glass mosaic with mother-of-pearl coating, it looks original, it will cost less.

Mother-of-pearl tiles shimmer with rainbow colors and brighten the kitchen

Mother-of-pearl tiles shimmer with rainbow colors and adorn the kitchen

Ceramics

A ceramic matrix is ​​made from fired clay, with the addition of sand and other components. In terms of properties, it does not differ from ceramic tiles. It is not difficult to make a beautiful drawing from such a matrix, it is also possible to arrange it randomly. Installation of ceramic tiles is carried out on tile glue, or cement-sand, with the help of this glue the blocks are reliably glued to the prepared surface.

This panel wins in the variety of pieces – ceramic blocks can be:

  • matte;
  • glossy;
  • rough;
  • with the effect of antiquity;
  • imitating seashells;
  • pebbles;
  • a rock.

Ceramic layer approximately 8mm – 10mm. It is easy, simple to care for, withstands high temperatures, does not absorb moisture, does not lose its attractive appearance for a long time, a wide selection of color palette.

Ceramic tiles are practical, do not lose their attractive appearance for a long time and are varied in design

Ceramic tiles are practical, do not lose their attractive appearance for a long time and are varied in design

A rock

To create fragments of stone, it is possible to use crumbs of various valuable species (marble, malachite, onyx). This is a very durable material, inimitable, unique. The surface can be made smooth or rough, it is also treated with a substance (a rock able to absorb odors) .This type of cladding has a high price.

Stone is an expensive, but strong and durable material

Stone is an expensive, but strong and durable material

Manufacturing technology:

  • Roman special technology – marble is used in the manufacture.
  • Florentine technique – different components are mixed.
  • Russian technology – a plate made of ordinary material is processed with expensive stones.

White kitchen with a stone apron at the workplace

White kitchen with a stone apron at the workplace

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Porcelain stoneware

This material has the strength of natural stone, a smooth structure, it is just as strong, but less porous, more accessible – it is an alternative to stone. The decoration is dominated by colors with beige and brown shades. Porcelain stoneware is cut, therefore it has a rough edge. Easy to clean, affordable, but few colors to choose from.

Porcelain stoneware is found most often in beige and brown tones.

Porcelain stoneware is found most often in beige and brown tones.

Tile

The same tile, only smaller. It looks beautiful and elegant, looks like handmade, fits well into the interior. Resistant to temperature extremes, water, grease. Disadvantage: fragility of the slab.

Apron - original accent will not go unnoticed

Apron – original accent will not go unnoticed

Metal

Chips are made of ceramics, plastic and other components, then they are covered with a metal layer in the color of gold or silver. The surface can be polished or matte. The metal panel in the interior goes well with mirror or glass tiles. Suitable for style:

  • loft;
  • high tech;
  • avant-garde;
  • millitar.

Minus metal: difficult to care for, clean, it is necessary to wash with means to prevent oxidation, darkening, scratches, streaks from splashing water are visible.

Metal mosaic is quite rare, but it looks very impressive.

Metal mosaic is quite rare, but it looks very impressive.

Mirror mosaic

This view is no more than 5 mm. Tinted aprons with square or rectangular elements look beautiful.

An interesting, unusual option – a picture of mirror pieces. It will increase the illumination of the working area, visually expand the space, make the interior brighter and more expressive. You can combine mirror pieces with a wooden or ceramic surface, creating irresistible effects of the play of textures and light, this combination looks unusual.

Disadvantage: constant cleaning of dirt, grease, streaks.

This design will increase the illumination of the workplace and visually expand the space.

This design will increase the illumination of the workplace and visually expand the space.

Self-adhesive panel elements

Interesting, easy to install – self-adhesive mosaic. It looks like a tile, the thickness reaches 0.5 cm. On one side of the chip there is a decor, on the other there is an adhesive base that is attached to the wall. Easy to attach even by yourself, you only need a flat wall. During installation, you need to be careful: you need to attach the panel correctly, since it will be very difficult to separate it from the wall and re-glue it.

It is not recommended to use plastic or wooden tesserae, they are not suitable for the kitchen.

Easy to install, high-quality coating - self-adhesive mosaic

Easy to install, high-quality coating – self-adhesive mosaic

How to avoid mistakes? Recommendations for style, design

  • The size of the mosaic, like any drawing, is able to visually change the dimensions of the kitchen – large elements will reduce the space, and small ones will increase.
  • If your kitchen is small, then do not use elements with a diamond pattern, such a pattern will reduce the size of the room..
  • The combination of several colors on a matte or glossy surface looks very impressive; this is a classic way of decorating a room, which has received the most widespread use. The installation is simple, no need to waste time on the selection of elements, the formation of any drawings.
  • Gold, silver colors create a taste of sophistication, wealth, independence in the room. There is no drawing on them, only a single play with notes of each of the elements is noted. These types of fittings are used in interior decoration..
  • The difficulty of laying tiles with a pattern lies in the correct selection of elements in order to get the correct pattern as a result. This finish is distinguished by high indicators of aesthetics, enlivens the kitchen space..
  • It is impossible not to mention the mirror options. They act not only as decor, but also create many visual effects: expanding space, changing boundaries, accentuation. Glass mosaic will give the style a creative mood, mystery, dreaminess, brightly highlight the artistic nature of the designer.

The second, beautiful life to broken pieces of dishes, sets and tiles

The second, beautiful life to broken pieces of dishes, sets and tiles

Successful options – glass mosaics, ceramics. With the help of these textures, you can decorate the surface perfectly and not expensive. If you wish, you can really make up exclusive expensive paintings. A kitchen apron that is quite affordable in cost will turn out from pieces of metal. The rest of the combinations of components have a high price..

The mosaic fits easily on irregularities and perfectly hides them

The mosaic fits easily on irregularities and perfectly hides them

The more vibrant, sophisticated color palette, the higher its price. Monocolors, mixes of light, gray, beige, brown, white shades without any decorative additives – an inexpensive combination.  If bright, flashy colors with shimmering effects prevail, such combinations are expensive..

Designer kitchen apron decor is a great way to express your individuality

Designer kitchen apron decor is a great way to express your individuality

Mosaic is a decorative element that is currently experiencing a rebirth, not bad enough! Varieties of matrices have taken their rightful place in the interior of the kitchen. A variety of colors, textures, shapes, materials used will surprise the taste of even experienced designers.

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