Skinali – original accent in interior design
Skinali – original accent in interior design
Relatively recently, a new word “skinali” has entered our everyday life, denoting several areas of decor and design of furniture or premises. Let’s jointly understand in such a voluminous concept, and answer the question – what is skinali?
Skinali are glass decorative panels with a pattern applied on them. But their use is quite diverse.
It may be:
decorating the apron area (work area) in the kitchen,
filling in the closet door,
insert into any element of furniture.
Based on a fairly wide area of their application, domestic masters expanded the list of materials used for making skinali, including not only glass, but also:
a natural stone
Skinali as a bright element of kitchen decoration
This product looks extremely successful in any use case, but it looks most advantageous in the kitchen due to the pattern applied not to it. Due to the limitless choice of drawings, you can choose exactly the image that will be a highlight in the interior of your kitchen, make it exclusive. It can be as a full-color image with a bright plot, and an elegant monochrome picture.
The picture is applied to the wrong side of the skin in one of several ways.
Photo printing. Due to the fact that with this method the smallest details of the image are clearly visible, it looks extremely realistic and voluminous. As a result, the space expands visually, the kitchen is filled with light and air.
Tip: the choice of basic colors should be based on the color scheme in which the interior of the kitchen is sustained. White skinali with a large image of coffee beans, berries or fruits are desirable in small kitchens. Stylized monochrome images of cities or exotic plants are ideally combined with light furniture and are suitable for a large space.
Stereo printing. This application method is preferred for 3D images characterized by maximum depth and volume.
Tip: drawing for the application you need to select a high resolution and very high quality.
Printing on adhesive film. The most budget option due to ease of application and low cost materials. The film can be transparent, matte or embossed.
Tip: track the density of the apron against the wall, since exposure to moisture and steam will cause the pattern to discolor and peel off the film.
Let us analyze the features of all materials used for the manufacture of skinali, consider their advantages and disadvantages.
The most classic version of the manufacture of this product. Being a beautiful material, tempered glass is also characterized by durability. It is practical, simple in care, resistant to high temperatures, high humidity, scratches. Glass is easy to install and is seamless. The only disadvantage of this material is the high cost.
Tip: glass with a dark glossy surface should be regularly cleaned from water droplets, so that traces of salts dissolved in tap water, do not violate the overall aesthetics.
It looks very elegant in harmony with the tabletop of the same material. It is extremely durable, environmentally friendly material, easy to clean. It is resistant to scratches, high temperatures; no stitches.
The downside is the real prospect of microcracks appearing over time, as well as a very substantial price.
Despite the fact that wood is one of the most common materials used in the kitchen, its use is not so straightforward. The advantages include environmental friendliness and aesthetics. If the interior of the kitchen is made in country style, then an alternative to wood is hard to find.
However, there are quite a few negative moments. Skinali for a kitchen from a tree absorb smells and moisture, quickly destroying a product. Therefore, a protective coating is required, which must be updated annually. As a result, the manufacture of skinal wood will result in a very tangible amount.
Rather wearproof and moisture resistant material. The undoubted advantage of it is a short production time, simple installation, seamlessness and ease of maintenance. Due to the large number of decors, it is possible to choose an option that perfectly matches the structure and color scheme with a tabletop or baseboards – depending on the basic concept of the interior. This is a very budget option.
The disadvantages include the flammability of MDF. Therefore, the owners of gas stoves from this option is better to refuse. If you plan to replace it with a gas hob, the risk of fire from the MDF is reduced to almost zero.
Tip: to give the kitchen a finished look, order the manufacture of window sills from the same material.
Metal skinali will be very advantageous to look in the high-tech kitchen, equipped with many modern devices.