Plinth cover for the kitchen: which color or look to choose?

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One Plinth cover for the kitchen is the icing on the cake for a successful kitchen design. It gives the fitted kitchen the finishing touch and also connects it visually with the floor. The skirting board prevents dirt and dust from collecting under the kitchen and also hides the unsightly view of the floor. But which skirting board should you choose for your kitchen??

Plinth for the kitchen – practical and decorative

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With a plinth for the kitchen, the room always looks tidy and much more inviting. For this reason, you should not do without these useful accessories. Such strips are available in many different model variants and can also be easily removed again at any time.

Attach the plinth for the kitchen

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Only the mounted plinth panels give a new kitchen a harmonious appearance. The assembly hardly requires any manual skills. Most of the time, the skirting boards have already been cut to the correct length and height. If these accessories are missing, you can also buy the strips individually in furniture stores, hardware stores, in the kitchen studio or online.

Height of the plinth for the kitchen

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Every kitchen base cabinet usually has plinth feet. In addition to the standard base height of 15 cm, there are also other base heights such as 10 cm, 17 cm, 20 and 22 cm. A low plinth has the advantage that you have more storage space in the body.

The design of the kitchen skirting board


The plinth panel should of course primarily be tailored to your fitted kitchen. The selection of different materials and decors is of course really large. When designing it, keep in mind that the skirting board should not only match the kitchen furniture, but also the floor.

Base panel in body color


The skirting board creates a visually uniform kitchen front and is usually made of the same material as the kitchen furniture. But you can also experiment with the colors. The gray kitchen body and the matching skirting board in the example above really show off the high-quality matt black kitchen fronts.

Base panel in black

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There is hardly any other color that creates as much depth as black. With a black plinth and a dark floor covering, light base units are particularly effective. For an even better effect, the wall design should also be kept dark.

Stainless steel base panel

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If you have a stainless steel oven and refrigerator, it would be a good idea if stainless steel could be found again somewhere in your kitchen. How about a stainless steel plinth panel for a kitchen? The shiny material also combines beautifully with a black, white or gray kitchen.

Kitchen furniture and skirting board made from the same wood

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Whether oak, ash, beech or walnut, with a warm look, wood transforms the kitchen into a cozy place. Kitchen furniture and skirting boards go together perfectly when both are made of the same wood.

Skirting and flooring go together perfectly

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A dark wooden floor in the kitchen creates the perfect contrast to the white kitchen fronts and the marble worktop. Combined with a skirting board in the same color, it creates a particularly more complete and appealing impression.

higher base with pattern 


A particularly beautiful element for the modern kitchen-living room is a free-standing kitchen island. It creates a visual separation between the cooking area and living room and at the same time offers plenty of space and possibly also storage space. You can give this central kitchen island a very special look with a decorative base.

Skirting mirror


A skirting board with a mirror look would be the perfect round finish for your new floor covering in the kitchen. It visually enlarges the kitchen and makes it look lighter. The plinth panel can also be combined with a kitchen rear wall made of a mirror – a great alternative to fabricated or printed glass.

trendy base panels made of mirrors

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Trendy mirror plinth panels set an effective accent under every kitchen and let them float in the air. If you have decided on a black kitchen, then this detail is ideal. Mirrors reflect the light, making the room look brighter and much more inviting.

Mirrors reflect the light 

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Mirror elements are very popular in interior design because they create beautiful optical effects and look very decorative. Mirror surfaces are also very easy to clean because they share the same prized properties as glass.

Planning the kitchen lighting


The lighting must be planned as carefully as the other aspects of the kitchen. Too few or incorrectly placed light sources can lead to glare, shadows and inadequate lighting. In addition to an optimally lit workplace, light accents are also important.

Recessed lights in the skirting board


With plinth lighting in the kitchen, you can create an atmospheric atmosphere. There is a large selection of colors, shapes and lamp types. You can integrate individual halogen, energy-saving or LED lamps into the kitchen base or opt for indirect lighting with LED strips.

Colored lights

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With exciting color changes you are ready for the next party! RGB stripes or blue LED recessed lights create wonderful effects in your own kitchen. So you stay pretty flexible with the colors.

Led strips 


A real eye-catcher for your new floor covering in the kitchen! The LED strips are available in different designs, colors and light intensity: for gluing or screwing, warm white or cold white, white or with color change, etc. Thanks to modern LED technology, the energy requirement is particularly low.

uniform diffuse light distribution in the base area

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The assembly of recessed lights requires manual skill, while self-adhesive LED strips are very easy to apply. These are also cheaper than individual halogen or LED lamps. Depending on the length and design, a simple LED strip including power supply unit, cable and remote control can cost less than 30 euros.

indirect lighting makes kitchens shine


An LED light strip on the kitchen plinth creates atmospheric permanent light during the day and additional lighting for orientation in the evening. As indirect lighting, they transform every kitchen into a cozy room.

Carefully plan the lighting in the kitchen

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Self-adhesive LED strips are very easy to install. First connect the light bar with the cable and connect it to the transformer. Then attach the strips to the desired location. Lay the cables and other elements. The transformer is placed behind the base panel or in the base cabinet. Plug the power plug into the socket, switch it on and you’re done!

good idea for small kitchens

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With plinth drawers you can use the valuable storage space under the fitted kitchen. The dimensions of the drawers should simply be adapted to the conventional cabinet dimensions. So you can use the entire depth of the cabinet to stow kitchen shapes or small kitchen utensils.

Skirting board drawers

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The plinth drawers are not the same height as conventional drawers, but they are excellent for storing small items such as napkins or tea towels. Just pay attention to the height dimensions when planning.

Wine storage with a difference


Narrow stainless steel lines often serve as handles for the drawer strips. At first glance, they are not even visible because they are attached directly under conventional kitchen pull-outs.

Tile mirror and skirting board matched in color

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Colored kitchen rear walls also create an interesting contrast and, in conjunction with a colored skirting board, can greatly influence the atmosphere in the kitchen. Thanks to the two sunny yellow accents, the white kitchen has an extraordinary character.

Spice up the skirting yourself with adhesive film

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Sure, your list of kitchen renovation ideas is long and expensive. Plinth panels can help here! Give your kitchen a modern and tasteful look by spicing up the old kitchen skirting board.

colorful accent for white kitchen

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With adhesive film and washi tape you can give your old skirting board a whole new touch. It doesn’t last that long, but it looks super fresh.

Brass-look skirting board


Adhesive foils are ideal for handicrafts, design and renovation! They are available in almost every imaginable color and in many interesting decors. This also allows you to conceal any damage to plinth panels that have already been installed.

Spice up the Ikea kitchen

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You can also find out about the processing techniques with which you can apply the adhesive film professionally and without bubbles. Wet processing is recommended for smooth surfaces. This way the film can be processed better and no bubbles get in.

Drawer hidden behind the plinth


If you are looking for inexpensive renovation ideas for your kitchen, consider swapping the drawer handles. This white kitchen with brass-colored accents, for example, looks very classy. Self-adhesive foils can still be found in the colors copper, gold and chrome.