Background from the Kitchen: Can It Be a No or a Move?

Bedrooms, living rooms, bathrooms; I have seen them all papered in the wildest of wallpaper designs, but kitchens with wallpaper are tough to find. It’s clear that individuals would rather have a clean, calming aesthetic in the kitchen, but that shouldn’t mean wallpaper does not stand a opportunity. In a bid to gather insight into this imposing question, I have collected the few photos of wallpapered kitchens to see how this marvel may actually work.

Let us start the discussion: Should we stick to the general custom of avoiding wallpaper in the kitchen, or step beyond the expectations and conduct to the neighborhood wallpaper retailer for a fresh and interesting new look? You decide.

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Andrea Schumacher Interiors

I don’t think people would think twice about employing a custom wallpaper design similar to this in their toilet or just a bedroom, but many would have shied away from using it at the kitchen. Yet, it truly feels original in this area, and it particularly pops when complemented by the green island. See more of this Colorado house that is colorful

Let us get our feet wet with a small accent. When done correctly, wallpaper could have as much of an impact in small doses as it could covering an entire room. This designer slowly but surely started the transition into the kitchen by wallpapering the trunk of this shelving unit. I like it; it’s fresh and unexpected.

Heather Garrett Design

Now we are moving into the authentic kitchen area. A timeless tile backsplash is juxtaposed with a picture wallpaper in neutrals. It provides dimension to the white dishware on display, making them stand outside. Note: Do not use wallpaper for an true backsplash. It will be covered in grease and food until you know it.

Ok, we are unfolding our wings a little more with a accent wall. Notice how this kitchen feels clean and calming, yet only colorful and more texturized.

elegueller arquitetos

Another fantastic wallpapered accent wall. This otherwise fairly standard kitchen receives a lot of personality from both the wallpaper and the unique rug.


I love the sign of this Woods wallpaper by Cole and Son juxtaposed with a contemporary kitchen. It’s inconsistent, which makes the space feel personalized.

Dan Brown

Ok, we are becoming even more gutsy now. This could still be only one wall, but it’s broad, and undoubtedly dominates the space. And it’s covered in a really daring, unusual paper. I must say, without it this kitchen would have felt pretty stark. I believe that it needed something colorful and surprising, and this paper surely does the trick.

Chronicle Books

And, voila! My beloved wallpapered kitchen photo. This one, from the publication Decorate by Holly Becker and Joanna Copestick, pulled out all the stops. It’s surely a bold strategy, but it seems joyful to me.

Jason Ball Interiors, LLC

Should the wallpaper stop in the kitchen entrance? Tell us below!

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