Kitchen Wallpaper

We are going to have some extra wall space leading from the kitchen into the family room and I had been toying with hanging up some art work, possibly a decorative plate display but now I have moved on to wallpaper.  There is something about the way wallpaper can add a touch of warmth and sophistication to a room that I love.

Now that our color scheme has changed some with the incorporation of gray paint on the island and butlers panty I’m thrown a bit as far what direction I would want to take concerning wallpaper as I am always drawn towards blue.  If I was working with straight blue and white picking out a paper would be much easier but now I have to make sure it compliments the gray.

I think Quadrille has some beautiful options for a white and gray kitchen along with options from Katie Ridder and Farrow and Ball.

Here are some kitchens that I think really show case wallpaper well:


I think this Quadrille China Seas print is a fantastic addition to this blue and white kitchen.


This image is from a close friends home here in Dallas, I adore the yellow Clarence House Vases print wallpaper and blue upholstered combo and think along with her decorator she did an amazing job with this space.

Image via House of Fifty.

I love the use of larger prints in kitchens and think this look could be achieved as well with something like Katie Ridders leaf print in gray for our empty wall space.




Tory Burch’s breakfast nook really makes a statement with this strong Quadrille Arbre de Matisse Reverse print in French Blue.  It’s a little over the top for me but I do think it’s a great print.  Below is a similar more subtle print.


I think the small prints above could look nice as well in our kitchen in lighter shades, either in Quadrilles Lysette (in tan) or Arbre de Matisse Reverse (in white on white):



Here is another nice use of a larger wallpaper print by Farrow and Ball using their popular Lotus print.


I think this print in a light gray would look nice as well.



Although the below look would be way outside the realm of possible with a man in my house I do love this bold bright pink kitchen, I can see it in a little beach bungalow in California.

Eclectic Kitchen
Do you prefer the look of wallpaper to art work on kitchen walls?  Would love to know some of your favorite prints!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!