Color wenge - a color that imitates the shade of wood of a rare exotic tree that grows in Africa. Furniture made from this wood is very expensive. The room with such a suite looks rich and elegant. But many people can not afford a natural wenge, that's why when using the interior, its substitutes are often used - a cheaper option of finishing, which does not lose its aesthetic properties. For example, as a floor covering, a laminate is used, finished with a wenge.
Laminate is a material made of chipboard or wood fiber board (chipboard or fiberboard). In turn, this plate consists of chips, sawdust or wood fibers mixed with synthetic polymers and special additives. Such plates are covered with paper of any color, with a different pattern, for example, the color of a wenge. Top with a dense layer of acrylic resin. So it turns out laminate.
The color of a wenge can be described as the color of a cut of a tree, where black veins on a dark or light background break through. The shades of laminate wenge are very diverse:
- color of black coffee;
- chocolate color;
- brown, close to black;
- brown with yellow veins;
- dark purple;
- golden brown;
- light brown.
Despite the variety of colors and patterns, dark shades prevail among shades of Wenge color.
Laminate wenge is represented by models of all possible colors and shades, texture and pattern can also be chosen to your taste. Plates can be perfectly smooth or with a slightly rough terrain made for natural wood, matt or glossy.
On the use of Wenge color in the interior
The color of wenge in the interior should be used competently, with taste, so that its dignity is not lost among other elements of interior design.
A suitable environment for wenge will be a light background or bright color accents. If the African oak wenge is present in the room in large quantities, it is necessary to take care of good lighting. In the opposite case, a deep brown color will create a crushing impression.
A lot of wenge in a small room is a bad decision, it is better to limit oneself to individual inclusions. It can be various accessories or furniture details: a wooden figurine, a table top, a shelf, a back of a bed. But for a spacious room, this color will do just fine.
Do not duplicate the color of the floor covering in the color of the furniture. You can choose a furniture set, decorated in darker colors, compared to the floor. It should be remembered that contrasting shades of vertical design elements are good for surfaces that are horizontally placed.
In wenge color, not only wooden and other solid interior surfaces can be decorated, but upholstery for upholstered furniture. And as a decorative upholstery can act as textiles and leather. Even wallpaper on the walls can be made in a variety of shades of wenge.
In what areas is the Wenge laminate suitable?
The use of laminated coverings in the color of African wood is suitable for finishing almost any room: whether it is an expensive office, apartment or public institution.
Laminate wenge in the interior of the apartment will perfectly decorate both the living room, and the kitchen, and the hallway. But for the children's room it is better to choose a light floor, although the wenge can also be added to the room with separate elements (side walls of the cabinet, shelves, crib legs, etc.), balancing this strict color with vibrant shades.
The dark wenge floor will be well combined with an abundance of white or light pastel shades in the room. For example, snow-white walls, a high white ceiling with illumination, furniture, partially o
r completely decorated in the color of milk or ivory.
Such bright walls without a pattern or with a neutral print that does not attract a glance, in conjunction with the laminate wenge are characteristic for strict interior styles (classical style, high-tech, minimalism).
It is not necessary to make laying of a laminate of color wenge in small rooms - dark color visually reduces space and gives to a premise a gloomy mood.
Combination of wenge laminate with other colors in the interior
In order to experiment with color did not lead to complete bad taste, you should adhere to some rules for successfully combining different shades with each other.
- If the selected laminate has a bright color (for example, golden brown), combine it in the interior with the same saturated contrasting colors. It is not necessary that a bright color is present in a large number, it is enough to add a few accented strokes.
- Dark deep color of the laminate should be diluted with a suite of light furniture. The dark elements of the decor also work well with the wenge floor, but they should not be much.
- A laminated floor covering of exotic wood color can be safely combined with different colors. Ideal is the ratio that is often found in nature. For example, a combination of brown with white, green (all its shades will suit), red, orange, plum, olive, raspberry. Not bad will be looked paired with wenge gray, turquoise, beige, blue, yellow.
- Do not need to allow the combination of many colors, especially contrasting, in one interior. The optimal number of shades used should not be more than three. For example, a strict combination of white, gray and wenge can be considered an absolutely unbeatable one.
Not only playing color shades in the decor of the room can surprise your guests. The original method can also be a method of decoration.
Wenge laminate for wall and ceiling decoration
Turning to the laminate for interior decoration, many designers resort to non-standard solutions, applying floor covering for the decoration of walls and even the ceiling. Laminated plates are distinguished by a rich spectrum of colors and shades, they effectively imitate the texture of wood, for example, wenge.
The walls covered with wood look very elegant and natural. But usually the entire area of the walls is not laid with a laminate, it is used for zoning the room space. To single out individual areas (zones), one wall or a part of it is trimmed. In this way it is possible to single out a zone with a fireplace for a cozy rest in the living room or an area with a dining table for the whole family in the kitchen. Actually used such a laminate finish wenge in the styles of Provence and country.
The following design looks unusual: a part of the floor in the room is lined with a laminate of wenge against a background of another shade, this wide fragment moves to the wall and ends on the ceiling without interruption. It turns out a separate space, which you can use at your discretion.
Thus, the laminated coating of Wenge color will not only give an expensive and refined look to the room, but also allow you to make bold experiments with the options for decoration, choose a variety of color solutions. Using a laminate that reproduces the quality and texture of a natural exotic wood, you can feel the proximity of nature without leaving the walls of the city apartment.