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101 Mediterranean Kitchen Ideas (Photos)

51. Look for unique floor tiles for that special design

This kitchen uses fabulous terracotta tiles to set a warm and rich backdrop for the rest of the beautiful features.

Check out these 103 incredible Mediterranean kitchen ideas which is a carefully selected collection of kitchens designed in the Mediterranean style (very popular).

This kitchen uses fabulous terracotta tiles to set a warm and rich backdrop for the rest of the beautiful features. Mediterranean Kitchen by Maxwell Cabinets & Cabinetry Dupont Cabinetry & Design

52. Lots going on here: Tile backsplash, wood cabinets juxtaposed with white island. Not classically Mediterranean, but definitely gives that vibe.

The walls in this kitchen have a variety of tiles. Different sections have multiple kinds of tiles. Mix and match tiles to find complementing but differing styles.

The walls in this kitchen have a variety of tiles. Different sections have multiple kinds of tiles. Mix and match tiles to find complementing but differing styles.

53. Attention to lighting with upper cabinet up-lighting for a warm ambient space

Experiment with different kinds of lighting in your space to see what works best. There are different ways that you can light your room to accentuate different features.

Experiment with different kinds of lighting in your space to see what works best. There are different ways that you can light your room to accentuate different features.

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54. Couldn’t you picture Octavius (Julius Caesar’s nephew who became emperor after Caesar and took the title “Caesar Augustus) here? Okay, silly question. I doubt Roman Emporers did the cooking, but you get the point… very Mediterranean

The Mediterranean style stems back from the Grecian shores. When it comes to design elements you can’t go wrong with Grecian style art and elements that point back to Greek culture.

The Mediterranean style stems back from the Grecian shores. When it comes to design elements you can't go wrong with Grecian style art and elements that point back to Greek culture.

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55. The Mediterranean with an updated twist

Most commonly, the furniture in a Mediterranean space is wooden. The furniture here is made from hardy hardwoods and have fantastic deep tones of color.

Most commonly, the furniture in a Mediterranean space is wooden. The furniture here is made from hardy hardwoods and have fantastic deep tones of color.

56. Arches, tiles, distressed cabinets and an island with corner columns

This Mediterranean kitchen is a classic example of this kind of design. The wide-open arch leads into a warm space draped in earth tones and decorative ornamentation.

This Mediterranean kitchen is a classic example of this kind of design. The wide open arch leads into a warm space draped in earth tones and decorative ornamentation.


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57. Go green… but not plants; green cabinetry instead. In a weird way, I really like this authentically design kitchen.



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When you have a Mediterranean space that has all of the right elements you can explore different arrangements of colors. This space uses a large amount of distressed dusty green, which works perfectly in conjunction with the rest of the elements.

When you have a Mediterranean space that has all of the right elements you can explore different arrangements of colors. This space uses a large amount of distressed dusty green, which works perfectly in conjunction with the rest of the elements.

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58. Top the brown cabinetry with a coffered ceiling.

This is a beautiful Mediterranean-style kitchen with a bright beige coffered ceiling that hangs decorative pendant lights over the beige countertop of the kitchen island. These beige elements are contrasted by the dark brown hue of the cabinetry.

This is a beautiful Mediterranean-style kitchen with a bright beige coffered ceiling that hangs decorative pendant lights over the beige countertop of the kitchen island. These beige elements are contrasted by the dark brown hue of the cabinetry.
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59. Balance the brightness with gray.

This is a bright and white kitchen with a white tray ceiling that blends with the elegant white cabinetry of the kitchen peninsula and kitchen island that are augmented by the recessed lights and pendant lights. These are then balanced by the gray tiles of the backsplash.

This is a bright and white kitchen with a white tray ceiling that blends with the elegant white cabinetry of the kitchen peninsula and kitchen island that are augmented by the recessed lights and pendant lights. These are then balanced by the gray tiles of the backsplash.
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60. Decorate the space between cabinet and ceiling.

The elegant and homey Mediterranean-style kitchen has various decors and potted plants above the cabinets of the peninsula with a beige hue that matches the beige marble flooring as well as the beige wooden stools.

The elegant and homey Mediterranean-style kitchen has various decors and potted plants above the cabinets of the peninsula with a beige hue that matches the beige marble flooring as well as the beige wooden stools.
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61. Contrast the cabinets and flooring.

A Mediterranean-style kitchen with dark hardwood flooring that contrasts the island, peninsula, and walls but matches with the exposed wooden beams of the white ceiling. These are augmented by the natural lights coming in from the windows flanking the vent hood.

A Mediterranean-style kitchen with dark hardwood flooring that contrasts the island, peninsula and walls but matches with the exposed wooden beams of the white ceiling. These are augmented by the natural lights coming in from the windows flanking the vent hood.
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62. A pairing of brown cabinets and a cathedral ceiling.

The cathedral ceiling of this Mediterranean-style kitchen has white exposed beams and recessed lights that brighten its hue matching with the white walls. These are contrasted by the dark brown L-shaped peninsula.

The cathedral ceiling of this Mediterranean-style kitchen has white exposed beams and recessed lights that brighten its hue matching with the white walls. These are contrasted by the dark brown L-shaped peninsula.
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63. Marble countertops work well with crystal lights.

The white arched window complements this predominantly white Mediterranean-style kitchen along with the two crystal pendant lights complementing the white marble countertop of the island and the peninsulas.

The white arched window complements this predominantly white Mediterranean-style kitchen along with the two crystal pendant lights complementing the white marble countertop of the island and the peninsulas.
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64. Treat your kitchen with a groin vault ceiling.

This Mediterranean-style kitchen has an impressive groin vault ceiling with herringbone pattern and two lantern pendant lights hanging over the two kitchen islands. This is paired with a large stone alcove for the cooking area with a similar pattern on its backsplash.

This Mediterranean-style kitchen has an impressive groin vault ceiling with herringbone pattern and two lantern pendant lights hanging over the two kitchen islands. This is paired with a large stone alcove for the cooking area with similar pattern on its backsplash.
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65. Go for two small islands instead of a big one.

The two small wooden kitchen islands of this Mediterranean-style kitchen is dominated by dark wooden elegant carvings that complement the plain white cabinetry of the surrounding peninsula. These are all augmented by beige walls and ceiling.

The two small wooden kitchen islands of this Mediterranean-style kitchen is dominated by dark wooden elegant carvings that complement the plain white cabinetry of the surrounding peninsula. These are all augmented by beige walls and ceiling.
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66. Sleek surfaces reflect the lights.

The recessed lights of the white ceiling are reflected by the sleek brown cabinets of the L-shaped peninsula that makes the stainless steel appliances stand out with its black marble countertop and backsplash.

The recessed lights of the white ceiling are reflected by the sleek brown cabinets of the L-shaped peninsula that makes the stainless steel appliances stand out with its black marble countertop and backsplash.
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67. Match your backsplash with the chandelier.

This homey kitchen has beautiful patterns on its brown backsplash tiles that match with the wooden shaker cabinets and drawers of the peninsula and island. This elegant pattern is mirrored by the brown chandelier over the kitchen island.

This homey kitchen has beautiful patterns on its brown backsplash tiles that matches with the wooden shaker cabinets and drawers of the peninsula and island. This elegant pattern is mirrored by the brown chandelier over the kitchen island.
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68. Make the curtains and shades pop with contrast.

The simple and classic beige shaker cabinetry of the peninsula and island are contrasted by the black marble countertops and backsplash. This is matched by the patterned curtains and shades that stand out against the bright hues of the walls and ceiling.

The simple and classic beige shaker cabinetry of the peninsula and island are contrasted by the black marble countertops and backsplash. This is matched by the patterned curtains and shades that stand out against the bright hues of the walls and ceiling.
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69. Match the flooring and countertops.

The white cabinets and drawers of the U-shaped peninsula and kitchen island are balanced by the brown countertops that extend to the backsplash. This tone is mirrored by the hardwood flooring.

The white cabinets and drawers of the U-shaped peninsula and kitchen island are balanced by the brown countertops that extend to the backsplash. This tone is mirrored by the hardwood flooring.
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70. Redwood beams complement black cabinetry.

The two bright amber pendant lights from the white ceiling with exposed redwood beams stand out against the black wooden shaker cabinetry of this Mediterranean-style kitchen. This dark wooden tone extends to the large kitchen island with a built-in breakfast bar.

The two bright amber pendant lights from the white ceiling with exposed redwood beams stand out against the black wooden shaker cabinetry of this Mediterranean-style kitchen. This dark wooden tone extends to the large kitchen island with a built-in breakfast bar.
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71. Brown wood, black countertops, and stainless steel go well together.

The marble flooring has a bright orange tone that matches the cabinetry of the two peninsulas. This unique tone on the floor and cabinetry makes the black backsplash and stainless steel appliances stand out.

The marble flooring has a bright orange tone that matches the cabinetry of the two peninsulas. This unique tone on the floor and cabinetry makes the black backsplash and stainless steel appliances stand out.
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72. Unique black flooring paired with contrast.

The highlight of this bright and white Mediterranean-style kitchen is the contrasting black hardwood flooring that has a textured and shiny surface. This gives the illusion of the kitchen floating on dark waters.

The highlight of this bright and white Mediterranean-style kitchen is the contrasting black hardwood flooring that has a textured and shiny surface. This gives the illusion of the kitchen floating on dark waters.
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73. The pairing of gray cabinetry and hardwood flooring gives warmth.

The light gray shaker cabinets and drawers that surround this Mediterranean-style kitchen are complemented by the hardwood flooring and the white ceiling with recessed lights making the white countertops shine.

The light gray shaker cabinets and drawers that surround this Mediterranean-style kitchen are complemented by the hardwood flooring and the white ceiling with recessed lights making the white countertops shine.
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74. Make the patterns stand out.

The whiteness of this Mediterranean-style kitchen is augmented by the natural lights from the glass windows and doors that are balanced by the patterned backsplash and flooring as well as the thin frames of the French glass doors and windows.

The whiteness of this Mediterranean-style kitchen is augmented by the natural lights from the glass windows and doors that are balanced by the patterned backsplash and flooring as well as the thin frames of the French glass doors and windows.
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75. Beige can be elevated with crystal lights.

This is a predominantly beige Mediterranean-style kitchen that makes the stainless steel appliances stand out brightened by the brilliant crystal pendant light. This hangs over the small kitchen island with the same design as the L-shaped peninsula.

This is a predominantly beige Mediterranean-style kitchen that makes the stainless steel appliances stand out brightened by the brilliant crystal pendant light. This hangs over the small kitchen island with the same design as the L-shaped peninsula.
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76. Make your cooking area the star of the kitchen with a stone alcove.

This charming Mediterranean-style kitchen has wrought iron pendant lights and a matching chandelier that complements the dark wood kitchen island and the textured stone alcove of the cooking area. This gives your kitchen a distinctive character.

This charming Mediterranean-style kitchen has wrought iron pendant lights and a matching chandelier that complements the dark wood kitchen island and the textured stone alcove of the cooking area. This gives your kitchen a distinctive character.
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77. Light the wooden beams up for a unique look.

This large kitchen is dominated by the wooden elements of the exposed beams and the hardwood flooring that complements the beige shaker cabinetry of the island and peninsula. The wooden exposed beams of the ceiling are given emphasis with yellow recessed lights.

This large kitchen is dominated by the wooden elements of the exposed beams and the hardwood flooring that complements the beige shaker cabinetry of the island and peninsula. The wooden exposed beams of the ceiling are given emphasis with yellow recessed lights.
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78. Highlight your kitchen with a mural ceiling.

This is a charming and homey Mediterranean-style kitchen with a mural of the sky on the cove ceiling that complements the stone walls with arched entryways and an alcove for the cooking area. This matches perfectly with the wooden cabinetry and the hardwood flooring.

This is a charming and homey Mediterranean-style kitchen with a mural of the sky on the cove ceiling that complements the stone walls with arched entryways and an alcove for the cooking area. This matches perfectly with the wooden cabinetry and the hardwood flooring.
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79. White shaker cabinets and gray patterns pair well.

This is a classic look on the Mediterranean-style kitchen that has white shaker cabinets and drawers augmented with gray marble countertops and gray patterned backsplash that gives character to the cooking area.

This is a classic look on the Mediterranean-style kitchen that has white shaker cabinets and drawers augmented with gray marble countertops and gray patterned backsplash that gives character to the cooking area.

80.  Make the ceiling the focus with ceiling tiles.

This is a Mediterranean-style kitchen with a beige tray ceiling that houses ceiling tiles on the middle tray. These are textured and has a brown tone that complements the beige peninsula while matching the kitchen island.

This is Mediterranean-style kitchen with a beige tray ceiling that houses ceiling tiles on the middle tray. These are textured and has a brown tone that complements the beige peninsula while matching the kitchen island.

81. Brick ceiling paired with a small porthole window.

This kitchen has an elegance to its cove ceiling made of bricks augmented by the small porthole window and the graceful chandelier that matches the wooden carvings of the U-shaped kitchen island. This goes well with the terracotta blocks of the flooring.

This kitchen has an elegance to its cove ceiling made of bricks augmented by the small porthole window and the graceful chandelier that matches the wooden carvings of the U-shaped kitchen island. This goes well with the terracotta blocks of the flooring.

82. A beige ceiling that goes well with dark wooden cabinets.

This is a spectacular kitchen with a towering ceiling, intricate ceiling beams, dark cabinetry, huge dining island – all with Mediterranean flavor. These serve as a nice background for the informal dining area beside the kitchen island.

Spectacular kitchen with a towering ceiling, intricate ceiling beams, dark cabinetry, huge dining island - all with Mediterranean flavor.

83.  Go for classy intricate patterns and a groin vault ceiling.

This is a charming Mediterranean-style kitchen with a stunning groin vault ceiling, intricate range hood, earthy yellow walls, and dark cabinets. This is augmented by the subtle patterns on the ceiling that matches the pendant light and backsplash.

This is a charming Mediterranean-style kitchen with a stunning groin vault ceiling, intricate range hood, earthy yellow walls and dark cabinets. This is augmented by the subtle patterns on the ceiling that matches with the pendant light and backsplash.

84. Butcher block countertops complement brick walls.

The brightness of this Mediterranean-style kitchen stems from its stark white cabinetry that is balanced by the brick walls lightly smeared with white paint. This is complemented by the butcher block countertops of the island and peninsula.

The brightness of this Mediterranean-style kitchen stems from its stark white cabinetry that is balanced by the brick walls lightly smeared with white paint. This is complemented by the butcher block countertops of the island and peninsula.

85.  Wood beams of the ceiling can be paired with wrought iron lights.

This Mediterranean-style kitchen oozes with warmth and homey quality. It has exposed wooden beams on its beige ceiling that are paired with three wrought iron pendant lights hanging over the kitchen island with a beige countertop matching the alcove of the cooking area.

This Mediterranean-style kitchen oozes with warmth and homey quality. It has exposed wooden beams on its beige ceiling that are paired with three wrought iron pendant lights hanging over the kitchen island with a beige countertop matching the alcove of the cooking area.

86.  Match your brick archway with the alcove of the cooking area.

The brick arched entryway that leads to this Mediterranean-style kitchen mirrors the brick arched alcove of the cooking area creating a parallel that flanks the rest of the kitchen and its wooden cabinetry matching the hardwood flooring.

The brick arched entryway that leads to this Mediterranean-style kitchen mirrors the brick arched alcove of the cooking area creating a parallel that flanks the rest of the kitchen and its wooden cabinetry matching the hardwood flooring.

87.  Match your groin vault ceiling with a wrought iron chandelier.

This is a beautiful Mediterranean-style kitchen with a groin vault ceiling that is augmented with a wrought iron dark chandelier. This pairs well with the candelabra decor on the butcher block countertop of the kitchen island.

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This is a beautiful Mediterranean-style kitchen with a groin vault ceiling that is augmented with a wrought iron dark chandelier. This pairs well with the candelabra decor on the butcher block countertop of the kitchen island.
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88.  Cathedral ceilings complimented with textured walls.

The white wooden cathedral ceiling of this Mediterranean-style kitchen is complemented by the rustic wooden beams and the textured stone brick wall of the cooking area. The shiplap design of the ceiling goes well with the floral decors at the top of the white cabinetry.

The white wooden cathedral ceiling of this Mediterranean-style kitchen is complemented by the rustic wooden beams and the textured stone brick wall of the cooking area. The shiplap design of the ceiling goes well with the floral decors at the top of the white cabinetry.
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89. A beamed ceiling that matches the wooden cabinetry.

Mediterranean-style kitchen with a cohesive design featuring its beamed ceiling that’s a perfect match with the wooden cabinetry. Wide plank flooring continues the consistency of the design while absolute black granite countertops and a wrought iron pot rack add a nice subtle contrast to the look.

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90. The dark wooden coffers that pair with the cabinetry of the island.

The dark wooden cabinetry of the kitchen island matches perfectly with the coffers of the ceiling that is augmented by the lovely decorative pendant lights that throw off warm yellow lights.

The dark wooden cabinetry of the kitchen island matches perfectly with the coffers of the ceiling that is augmented by the lovely decorative pendant lights that throw off warm yellow lights.
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91. The matching cabinetry and the complementary hardwood flooring.

This kitchen has a beautiful elongated kitchen island with the same cabinetry as those lining the walls. These are then complemented by a hardwood flooring and white ceiling that hangs pendant lights over the island that houses the cooking area on one end and the sink on the other.

This kitchen has a beautiful elongated kitchen island with the same cabinetry as those lining the walls. These are then complemented by a hardwood flooring and white ceiling that hangs pendant lights over the island that houses the cooking area on one end and the sink on the other.
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92. The matching floor and ceiling beams to contrast the walls.

The dark hardwood flooring of this kitchen matches perfectly with the exposed wooden beams of the ceiling. These give a nice contrast to the beige tones of the cabinetry, walls and the countertops.

The dark hardwood flooring of this kitchen matches perfectly with the exposed wooden beams of the ceiling. These give a nice contrast to the beige tones of the cabinetry, walls and the countertops.
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93. The two kitchen islands with different functions.

This gorgeous kitchen has a couple of kitchen islands that stand out against the dark hardwood flooring that matches with the exposed wooden beams of the ceiling that hangs pendant lights over the breakfast bar.

This gorgeous kitchen has a couple of kitchen islands that stand out against the dark hardwood flooring that matches with the exposed wooden beams of the ceiling that hangs pendant lights over the breakfast bar.
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94. The kitchen island in the middle that contrasts the rest of the kitchen.

This lovely kitchen has a kitchen island in the middle that has a dark wooden tone to contrast the rest of the kitchen’s cabinetry, floor tiles and ceiling that has a light gray hue.

This lovely kitchen has a kitchen island in the middle that has a dark wooden tone to contrast the rest of the kitchen's cabinetry, floor tiles and ceiling that has a light gray hue.
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95. The two kitchen islands with different shapes and sizes to maximize space.

This charming kitchen has two kitchen islands. One has a U-shape that also incorporates the breakfast bar paired with wrought iron stools. The other is a smaller one in the middle of the kitchen.

This charming kitchen has two kitchen islands. One has a U-shape that also incorporates the breakfast bar paired with wrought iron stools. The other is a smaller one in the middle of the kitchen.
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96. The decorative vent hood matches with the exposed beams.

This charming kitchen matches its decorative vent hood of the cooking area to the exposed wooden beams of the beige ceiling that blends with the walls.

This charming kitchen matches its decorative vent hood of the cooking area to the esposed wooden beams of the beige ceiling that blends with the walls.
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97. The hardwood flooring and gray backsplash complement the white kitchen.

The bright white cabinetry of the kitchen matches with the ceiling and walls complemented by the hardwood flooring and the gray backsplash of the cooking area.

The bright white cabinetry of the kitchen matches with the ceiling and walls complemented by the hardwood flooring and the gray backsplash of the cooking area.
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98. The matching island, vent hood and beams complement the beige kitchen.

A closer look at the kitchen island shows its gorgeous and wide countertop that is complemented by the dark wooden body below that matches well with the exposed wooden beams and the vent hood above the cooking area beside the island.

A closer look at the kitchen island shows its gorgeous and wide countertop that is complemented by the dark wooden body below that matches well with the exposed wooden beams and the vent hood above the cooking area beside the island.
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99. The matching cream-colored cabinetry with a small chandelier.

The gorgeous kitchen has matching cream-colored cabinetry to blend with the tray ceiling that hangs a small chandelier over one of the two kitchen islands.

The gorgeous kitchen has matching cream-colored cabinetry to blend with the tray ceiling that hangs a small chandelier over one of the two kitchen islands.
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100. The vent hood is surrounded by windows to maximize vertical space.

This lovely kitchen has a pair of kitchen islands. One has a curved shaped to accommodate the breakfast bar topped with a pendant light. The other is next to the cooking area with a vent hood surrounded by windows to maximize the vertical space.

This lovely kitchen has a pair of kitchen islands. One has a curved shaped to accommodate the breakfast bar topped with a pendant light. The other is next to the cooking area with a vent hood surrounded by windows to maximize the vertical space.
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101. The matching dark wooden accents of the kitchen with the dining set.

The kitchen has dark wooden elements that stand out against the beige walls and ceiling. This also matches with the dark wooden dining set of the informal dining area beside it.

The kitchen has dark wooden elements that stand out against the beige walls and ceiling. This also matches with the dark wooden dining set of the informal dining area beside it.
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102. The wooden cabinetry of the kitchen complemented by terracotta.

The lovely wooden cabinetry of the kitchen is complemented by the rustic terracotta tiles on the floor that matches the tone of the ceiling.

The lovely wooden cabinetry of the kitchen is complemented by the rustic terracotta tiles on the floor that matches the tone of the ceiling.
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103. The dark wooden kitchen island stands out against the light beige kitchen.

The beautiful kitchen has a light beige tone to its floor, ceiling and surrounding cabinetry that is contrasted by the dark wooden kitchen island in the center.

The beautiful kitchen has a light beige tone to its floor, ceiling and surrounding cabinetry that is contrasted by the dark wooden kitchen island in the center.
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