88 Mediterranean Kitchen Ideas (Photos)


Check out these 89 incredible Mediterranean kitchen ideas which is a carefully selected collection of kitchens designed in the Mediterranean style (very popular).

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.

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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.

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34. Jazz up your kitchen with an ornamental oven hood

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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.

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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.

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