Check out these 89 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.
Related: All types of Mediterranean homes.
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.
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.
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?
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.
5. Stone Oven
The stone oven in this Mediterranean kitchen is a perfect way to build rustic charm and texture.
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.
7. Incorporate wooden furniture
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
13. Embrace a rich color scheme
This Mediterranean kitchen is 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
20. Make the island the focal point
This open and spacious Mediterranean kitchen has a very large island to increase counter space and storage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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