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101 Mediterranean Kitchen Ideas (Photos)

Check out these 101 incredible Mediterranean kitchen ideas which is a carefully selected collection of kitchens designed in the Mediterranean style (very popular).

Welcome to our Mediterranean style kitchen design photo gallery where you can browse kitchens designed in the Mediterranean style.

The Mediterranean style can be varied as you’ll see below. It’s quite popular.

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You don’t have to move to the old world to live in a Mediterranean home. All you need to do is bring elements of this natural design style into your house or apartment. Here are some suggestions for Mediterranean kitchen design ideas you can easily incorporate when into a new home design.

1. Add warmth with earth tones and don’t forget that awesome pot rack with gorgeous copper posts (so Mediterranean)

This Mediterranean kitchen uses plenty of earth tones and rich wood tones to create a warm and welcoming kitchen.

This Mediterranean kitchen uses plenty of earth tones and rich wood tones to create a warm and welcoming kitchen.

2. Wood flooring

Okay, this is a week idea because anyone could come up with this and wood flooring can be used in most kitchen styles. But we’re putting it here because it works and I like it.

This kitchen uses pleasant and warm sandy tones mixed with rich browns and reds. The wonderfully carved ornamentation makes this space a great example of Mediterranean design.

This kitchen uses pleasant and warm sandy tones mixed with rich browns and reds. The wonderfully curved ornamentation makes this space a great example of Mediterranean design.

3. Mediterranean Style Chandelier in the Kitchen

Ornamentation and decorative lighting features are perfect fixtures for Mediterranean design. Notice how this kitchen is actually really small but doesn’t look that small. Pretty cool, right?

Ornamentation and decorative lighting features are perfect fixtures for Mediterranean design.

4. Brick Walls

Brick can provide great texture to your Mediterranean style kitchen. The tile backsplash pictured here is a great addition to this kind of design.

Brick can provide great texture to your Mediterranean style kitchen. The tiled backsplash pictured here is a great addition to this kind of design.

5. Stone Oven

The stone oven in this Mediterranean kitchen is a perfect way to build rustic charm and texture.

The stone oven in this Mediterranean kitchen is a perfect way to build rustic charm and texture.


See more of this home here. Designed by LotPlans.com

6. Mediterranean style suspending lighting throughout

This Mediterranean kitchen has a number of detailed and interesting lighting fixtures that are amazing at creating levels of interest.

This Mediterranean kitchen has a number of detailed and interesting lighting fixtures that are amazing at creating levels of interest.

7. Incorporate wooden furniture

These fantastic pieces of hardwood furniture make a great impression among the other warm earth tones and sandy beige backdrops.

These fantastic pieces of hardwood furniture make a great impression among the other warm earth tones and sandy beige backdrops.

Source: Zillow Digs™

8. Go bright

Here is a Mediterranean kitchen that uses light plaster walls alongside beige and tan countertops to balance a warm, welcoming space with bright features.

Here is a Mediterranean kitchen that uses light plaster walls alongside beige and tan countertops to balance a warm, welcoming space with bright features.

9. Get the creative mosaic tiling

This Mediterranean style kitchen has a lovely tile mosaic backdrop to its stove area. A mosaic is a perfect place to introduce the blues that will symbolize the sky and sea.

This Mediterranean style kitchen has a lovely tile mosaic backdrop to its stove area. A mosaic is a perfect place to introduce the blues that will symbolize the sky and sea.Mediterranean Kitchen by Laguna Beach Interior Designers & Decorators Lynn Pries Design

10. Use distressed cabinetry

Along with rich hardwoods and polished fixtures, distressed pieces also work well in the Mediterranean style. This space uses a worn and weathered look to complete perfection.

Along with rich hardwoods and polished fixtures, distressed pieces also work well in the Mediterranean style. This space uses a worn and weathered look to complete perfection.

11. Showcase tiled walls

Tiles are very common in this design style and there are many places that they can fit. You may even choose to have entirely tiled walls to highlight the texture and tiled look of Mediterranean design.

Tiles are very common in this design style and there are many places that they can fit. You may even choose to have entirely tiled walls to highlight the texture and tiled look of Mediterranean design.

See more of this home here. Designed by Miller & Miller Real Estate

12. Go with tile flooring

Wooden floors are fantastic in Mediterranean design, but tiles are also very important. Tiled floors are an amazing way to introduce a tiled aesthetic as a backdrop to your entire design.

Wooden floors are fantastic in Mediterranean design, but tiles are also very important. Tiled floors are an amazing way to introduce a tiled aesthetic as a backdrop to your entire design.


13. Embrace a rich color scheme

This Mediterranean kitchen is has a wonderfully warm and welcoming appeal built up from rich and warm colors.

This Mediterranean kitchen is a has a wonderfully warm and welcoming appeal built up from rich and warm colors.

14. Install not one, but TWO islands

This kitchen has multiple islands adorned with detailed and curved ornamentation. Even the ceiling has a number of curves and natural lines.

This kitchen has multiple islands adorned with detailed and curved ornamentation. Even the ceiling has a number of curves and natural lines.

Source: Zillow Digs™

15. Add a touch of au natural with plants throughout

You can liven up your Mediterranean kitchen with greenery. Plants bring an element of life and contrast in colors.

You can liven up your Mediterranean kitchen with greenery. Plants bring an element life and contrast in colors.

16. Add contrasts within the color scheme

Using an accent color can give your kitchen pop. Teal greens and blues work wonderfully in Mediterranean design. Distressed and worn dusty colors also are wonderful.

Using an accent color can give your kitchen a pop. Teal greens and blues work wonderful in Mediterranean design.Distressed and worn dusty colors also are wonderful. Mediterranean Kitchen by Carmel Architects & Building Designers Claudio Ortiz Design Group, Inc.

17. Light it up with a combination of pendant and recessed lighting

While detailed fixtures can accentuate a Mediterranean kitchen, your room will look fantastic with simple and recessed lighting as well.

While detailed fixtures can accentuate a Mediterranean kitchen, your room will look fantastic with simple and recessed lighting as well.

18. Give the Mediterranean style a modern twist

Mediterranean design can have a rustic appeal but it can also be updated and modern. This modern kitchen still holds some of the important aspects of Mediterranean design.

Mediterranean design can have a rustic appeal but it can also be updated and modern. This modern kitchen still holds some of the important aspects of Mediterranean design.

Source: Zillow Digs™

19. Go bright with windows and light colors

This kitchen uses lighter colors and painted wood to make a beautifully bright and welcoming space.

This kitchen uses lighter colors and painted wood to make a beautifully bright and welcoming space.

20. Make the island the focal point

This open and spacious Mediterranean kitchen has a very large island to increase counter space and storage.

This open and spacious Mediterranean kitchen has a very large island to increase counter space and storage.

See more of this home here. Designed by Miller & Miller Real Estate

21. Incorporate splashes of color throughout

This kitchen has a wide range of colors in its palette, from warm beiges and browns to lighter tans, extending to the greys and whites in the stovetop island.

This kitchen has a wide range of colors in its palette, from warm beiges and browns to lighter tans, extending to the greys and whites in the stove top island.

22. Long kitchen space? Why not a long island (not the drink variety)?

Islands build a level of grandeur to any kitchen space. This island seats a number of people and perfectly encapsulates this open concept Mediterranean kitchen space.

Islands build a level of grandeur to any kitchen space. This island seats a number of people and perfectly encapsulates this open concept Mediterranean kitchen space.Source: Zillow Digs™

23. Go back to the roots with earth tones (classic Mediterranean colors)

Using earth tones in your features is perfect for a Mediterranean design. You can accentuate the warmth in your space with a rich and layered earthen palette.

Using earth tones in your features is perfect for a Mediterranean design. You can accentuate the warmth in your space with a rich and layered earthen palette.

24. Or, go light with lots of white

Here is a Mediterranean design with a lighter and bright palette. The kitchen still builds upon texture and has detailed light fixtures and a tiled backdrop.

Here is a Mediterranean design with a lighter and bright palette. The kitchen still builds upon texture and has detailed light fixtures and a tiled backdrop.

See more of this home here. Designed by Kristina Wolf Design 

25. Go ornate with ornamental decor

Curved lines and detailed ornamentation feel right at home in a Mediterranean kitchen. Here is some fantastic ornamentation at work in this bright but classic Mediterranean kitchen design.

Curved lines and detailed ornamentation feel right at home in a Mediterranean kitchen. Here is some fantastic ornamentation at work in this bright but classic Mediterranean kitchen design.

26. Take it to the next level with a ceiling mural akin Michelangelo

This kitchen has a large picture ceiling. This ceiling introduces the blues and whites of a cloudy sky to the design, lightening up the entire space.

This kitchen has a large picture ceiling. This ceiling introduces the blues and whites of a cloudy sky to the design, lightening up the entire space.

Source: Zillow Digs™

27. Embrace wrought iron touches (chandelier and stools)

Using some earthen materials as decoration can help your kitchen maintain a warm and natural feel.

Using some earthen materials as decoration can help your kitchen maintain a warm and natural feel.

28. Serious wood-beamed ceiling

All of the rich browns, tans, and beiges can be brought to life with some splash of color. Even a simple countertop planter or pottery can brighten up your whole kitchen.

All of the rich browns, tans, and beiges can be brought to life with some splash of color. Even a simple countertop planter or pottery can brighten up your whole kitchen.

Source: Zillow Digs™

29. A splash of Mediterranean in a traditional style

The thing with design is you don’t have to go the whole hog in one style. You can keep it conservative and add hints of other styles.

Plants bring life and color to any space, and the kitchen is no exception. Green can reflect on the beiges and tie the plants into the design.

30. Stone walls = classic Mediterranean look

The texture is very important to a Mediterranean design. You want your walls to have depth and character. Brick and stonework are each a magnificent way to build texture.

Texture is very important to a Mediterranean design. You want your walls to have depth and character. Brick and stonework are each a magnificent way to build texture. by La Jolla General Contractors GDC Construction

31. Stone island, anyone?

We’re tossing this Mediterranean kitchen design idea in for its novelty, but I cringe every time I see this kitchen. The stone can work but this bright white stone just doesn’t work for me.

Many Mediterranean islands are filled with cabinets or hardwood ornamentation. Building more texture into your space with some lovely stone features is another viable option.

32. Age your kitchen with distressed cabinets

Distressed cabinets and other wooden features bring a degree of rustic patina that has a wonderful and homey appeal.

Distressed cabinets and other wooden features brings a degree of rustic patina that has a wonderful and homey appeal.

33. Spice it up with a colorful backsplash

Tile mosaics are the perfect place to add in various design elements and colors. You can reinforce your color palette as well as add accent colors to bring life and drama to your space.

Tile mosaics are the perfect place to add in various design elements and colors. You can reinforce your color palette as well as add accent colors to bring life and drama to your space.

See more of this home here. Designed by Luxe Homes & Design

34. Jazz up your kitchen with an ornamental oven hood

There are many places in your kitchen that can benefit from great ornamental design. In this kitchen, there is a fantastic ornamental oven hood with plenty of complex and curved lines, which builds great interest and depth.

There are many places in your kitchen that can benefit from great ornamental design. In this kitchen there is a fantastic ornamental oven hood with plenty of complex and curved lines, which builds great interest and depth.

35. Go all wood throughout with some Mediterranean engraving flourishes

This Mediterranean kitchen is decked out with a lot of rich wood tones and ornamentation. With a tile floor backdrop, the rich wood tones create a very rustic and warm space.

This Mediterranean kitchen is decked out with a great deal of rich wood tones and ornamentation. With a tile floor backdrop the rich wood tones create a very rustic and warm space.

Source: Zillow Digs™

36. Here’s an easy idea – install Mediterranean tile work

When using tiles you can arrange them in any way imaginable. Small designs and patterns like the one used behind the stove in this kitchen are perfect for providing a sense of organization to your tiled spaces.

When using tiles you can arrange them in any way imaginable. Small designs and patterns like the one used behind the stove in this kitchen are perfect for providing a sense of organization to your tiled spaces.

37. Add red tones

Terracotta is a warm color that is common in Mediterranean design. If you are leaning on wood as a material, aim for woods with rich red tones to introduce that color range.

Terracotta is a warm color that is common in Mediterranean design. If you are leaning on wood as a material, aim for woods with rich red tones to introduce that color range.


38. The Mediterranean works in small kitchens too

Use windows and light features to provide your space with ample light. Warm and rich tones can sometimes come across dark if not lit with care.

Use windows and light features to provide your space with ample light. Warm and rich tones can sometimes come across dark if not lit with care.

39. Vault those ceilings for a spectacular effect

Tiled ceilings are not common in Mediterranean kitchens but they can be a great way to build texture and character.

Tiled ceilings are not common in Mediterranean kitchens but they can be a great way to build texture and character.

Source: Zillow Digs™

40. We’re tossing in another small example because this one is just plain fabulous

Even in limited space, you can build a Mediterranean style with tiles and warm earth tones.

Even in limited space you can build a Mediterranean style with tiles and warm earth tones.

41. Where to begin here… rich wood cabinets, earth-tone backsplash, thick wooden ceiling beams, tile flooring… this could well be on the shores of the Mediterranean

You can minimize the impact of the Mediterranean style while still keeping the feel of the design. Texture, tiles, and color do not need to be pervasive to be effective.

You can minimize the impact of the Mediterranean style while still keeping the feel of the design. Texture, tiles, and color do not need to be pervasive to be effective. by The Woodlands Architects & Building Designers JAUREGUI Architecture Interiors Construction

42. Mediterranean plaster soft yellow paint job with distressed white cabinets (just for starters)

The cabinets and other wooden elements in this kitchen are lightly brushed with white paint. This brightens up space and adds a rustic and aged charm to space.

The cabinets and other wooden elements in this kitchen are lightly brushed with white paint. This brightens up the space and adds a rustic and aged charm to the space.

43. Keep it simple

This kitchen is simple and uncomplicated in its design. However, it still uses a Mediterranean color palette and principles of texture and design.

This kitchen is simple and uncomplicated in its design. However, it still uses a Mediterranean color palette and principles of texture and design.

Source: Zillow Digs™

44. Use medium-tone wood and classic beige Italian tile for a warm look

Textured walls are important to the Mediterranean design. If you do not decide to build real texture with plaster you can create the illusion of texture with wall patterns.

Textured walls are important to Mediterranean design. If you do not decide to build real texture with plaster you can create the illusion of texture with wall patterns.

45. Here’s a rich Mediterranean look

The counters in this kitchen all have rounded and decorative ends. This type of edging can be used to increase the ornamentation and visual depth of your surfaces.

The counters in this kitchen all have rounded and decorative ends. This type of edging can be used to increase the ornamentation and visual depth of your surfaces.

46. Old school Mediterranean kitchen – brick arched ceiling with brick floor

There are many elements that go into a Mediterranean kitchen. When these features all come together in harmony you have a dynamic and marvelous space.

There are many elements that go into a Mediterranean kitchen. When these features all come together in harmony you have a dynamic and marvelous space.

47. Incorporate archways (Romans loved arches)

Open archways are another aspect of Mediterranean design. This feature is used here to great effect by letting massive amounts of light in and brightening the space with natural light.

Open archways are another aspect of Mediterranean design. This feature is used here to great effect by letting massive amounts of light in and brightening the space with natural light.


See more of this home here. Designed by Coronado Stone Products

48. Interesting concept of old meets new wrapped up in a Mediterranean veneer

This large open Mediterranean kitchen has a number of fantastic lighting features that illuminate its fantastic colors and designs.

This large open Mediterranean kitchen has a number of fantastic lighting features which illuminate its fantastic colors and designs. 


49. BAM! Wood beamed ceiling, intricate backsplash and … red cabinets. I would never have guessed it but this works

This Mediterranean kitchen uses a variety of vibrant colors to build a bold and interesting color palette. While these colors are not typical of Mediterranean design, they work well when paired with rich earth tones and teal blues and greens.

This Mediterranean kitchen uses a variety of vibrant colors to build a bold and interesting color palette. While these colors are not typical of a Mediterranean design, they work well when paired with rich earth tones and teal blues and greens.

Source: Zillow Digs™

50. Aged ceiling beams, distressed cabinets in a cavernous space accessed via arched doors

This Mediterranean design uses many distressed and aged pieces to create an aged profile that is both rustic and charming.

This Mediterranean design uses many distressed and aged pieces to create an aged profile that is both rustic and charming.

Mediterranean Design Elements

The typical house or apartment in the Mediterranean consists of rustic materials like wood, stone, and brick. The way the room is designed depends on from which country you take your inspiration. While the Italian, Spanish or Greek styles are often more rustic and rural, you can also take inspiration from the luxurious French Riviera.

Color Options

The color palette of a Mediterranean kitchen can draw from the land or the sea with earthy tones like terracotta, olive green or rich yellows like ochre. The colors inspired by the Mediterranean Sea will be balmy and beautiful, like deep blues, turquoise, or dusky lavender to imitate the sky. Instead of using just one color throughout the kitchen, you can choose a mixture of complementary colors for the walls, flooring, and cabinetry.

Textures and Tiles

Textures are also an important element in Mediterranean designs. Many homes found in Greece, Spain, and Italy use plaster or stucco on both the exterior and interior. These textures can be duplicated in on drywall or plaster walls by using painting techniques to imitate them. Also, you can create other interesting visuals with the use of tiles in the kitchen.

Tiles are used throughout many Mediterranean homes, including on the roof, on the floor, and on walls. Imitate this style by having Mosaic or hand-painted tiles for backsplashes behind the stove or sink. Mosaic tiles are used in many homes as backsplashes as a recent survey showed they were found in over 36, 300 kitchens out of 491,565.

Heavy Metals

When choosing the hood or finishes for the appliances in the kitchen, consider metal finishes like bronze, copper, or, everyone’s favorite, stainless steel. The darker metals are typical in Mediterranean homes, but stainless steel may be a less expensive substitute. It is also the most popular appliance finish in homes as over 84% of the 648,146 kitchens in a recent study had stainless steel appliances.

Whether you’re renovating your home or decorating a newly built house, you can bring natural elements of the old world into your kitchen with these Mediterranean kitchen design ideas.

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