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The bright skylight of the white ceiling brings in an abundance of natural light that brightens the sleek wooden cabinetry that goes well with the beige marble flooring and the gray marble countertops of both kitchen island and the L-shaped peninsula.
This beautiful kitchen island also doubles as the breakfast bar paired with wooden stools that go well with the patterned terracotta flooring tiles. The island also matches with the L-shaped peninsula that houses the stainless steel appliances.
The charming wrought iron pendant lights hanging over the middle kitchen island stands out against the beige ceiling with exposed wooden beams. This is paired with terracotta flooring tiles that complement the wooden elements of the cabinetry.
This is a cozy and homey Southwestern-style kitchen with a checkered black and white flooring that contrasts the bright green tone of the surrounding cabinets and drawers of the kitchen peninsulas that blend with the walls and the fridge door.
There is a small dark wood kitchen island that contrasts the terracotta mosaic flooring of this Southwestern-style kitchen paired with an L-shaped peninsula with wooden cabinetry matching the exposed wooden beams of the white ceiling.
The charming terracotta flooring tiles of this Southwestern-style kitchen is a perfect match for the classic wooden cabinets of the small kitchen island and the surrounding U-shaped kitchen peninsula that follows the lay of the white tray ceiling.
The bright blue wooden kitchen island stands out in this Southwestern-style kitchen with a light marble flooring complimented by wooden chairs on the breakfast bar illuminated by the brilliant pendant lights. This also illuminates the wooden shaker cabinetry of the peninsula.
This is a wide kitchen with a long kitchen island that has wooden cabinets and drawers that match the hardwood flooring. This has a white countertop that contrasts the black cushions of the wooden chairs paired with the breakfast bar. This is topped with three glass pendant lights and a large wooden beam.
This impressive Southwestern-style kitchen has textured brick walls that complement the wooden shaker cabinets and drawers of the L-shaped peninsula. This is contrasted by the black stove and its hood that matches the kitchen island.
This gorgeous and modern Southwestern-style kitchen has pitch black modern cabinetry on its peninsula and its kitchen island that is adorned with a couple of dome table-top lighting as well as three ceramic cacti that stands out against the pitch-black countertop.
This spacious kitchen has enough space for a large black wooden kitchen island and a large dark wood dining set in the middle of its mosaic stone flooring. The kitchen island and dining table match with the peninsula and the cathedral ceiling that has exposed beams decorated with used pans and pots.
This simple Southwestern-style kitchen has simple avocado-colored shaker cabinets and drawers that have a classic look to its pairing with hardwood flooring and white marble countertops illuminated by the three small pendant lights over the kitchen island.
This is a homey Southwestern-style kitchen with a white ceiling that hangs a small wrought iron chandelier over the wooden table serving as a small kitchen island. This ceiling is lined with small images of chickens on the uppermost layer of the walls that are almost filled with cabinets and decors.
The high cathedral ceiling is made of wood supported by the exposed wooden beams that go well with the yellow walls brightened by the white lights hanging on metal wires. This is paired with a large peninsula with blue patterned tiles that make it stand out against the black flooring tiles.
This is a simple Southwestern-style kitchen with a beautiful rough textured rock wall that supports the large curtained entryway to this kitchen. This textured wall is contrasted by the modern white and gray small kitchen peninsula that goes well with the white wooden ceiling and brick flooring.
Southwestern kitchen with rustic feels from the tiled flooring and bare concrete walls. It has wooden cabinetry and dining space.
Magnificent kitchen boasts an accent brick wall and redwood cabinetry. It features a hardwood flooring topped with red vintage runners.
Luxurious kitchen with a concave ceiling feature illuminated by recessed lighting. It showcases dual kitchen islands topped with marble and lighted by classic pendants.
Southwestern kitchen features wood cabinetry along with a carved wood breakfast island. It is complemented by a lovely candle chandelier and a dining space.
Fabulous kitchen accented with a wooden suspended ceiling. There’s a rustic chandelier that hung over a breakfast island aligned with wooden counter stools.
Elegant kitchen with round wooden breakfast island lined by a semi-circular island bar. The area is illuminated by recessed lighting and a fancy chandelier that hung from a dropped ceiling.
Southwestern kitchen accented with blue appliances and slate flooring. It includes wooden cabinetry and dining space.
This kitchen features yellow walls beautifully contrasted with red cabinetry. There’s also a decorative tile mural backsplash beneath a concrete range hood.
Unique wrought iron chandeliers hung from an exposed wood beam ceiling in this southwestern kitchen. It has a breakfast island fitted with a built-in cooktop.
Classic L-shaped kitchen with brick flooring and wood cabinetry. It includes upper front glass cabinets and ceramic tile countertop.
Bright wooden kitchen features a breakfast island that sits on a colorful printed rug. It has a breakfast island paired with round and square stools.
An oversized pendant light hung over a kitchen island bar in this white kitchen. It includes distressed cabinetry topped with wood counter and fitted with a white sink.
This kitchen features light wood cabinetry and a slate flooring topped with a black patterned rug. Natural lights pass through the glass windows and skylight.
Southwestern kitchen with a breakfast island surrounded by wooden cabinetry and island bar with raised countertop over a slate flooring.
Red kitchen accented with blue tiles countertops and backsplash and designed with faux animal head decors. There’s a floating breakfast bar paired with wooden counter stools.
Green distressed breakfast island with wide plank wood top adds a rustic tone in this kitchen. It has fancy pendant lights along with the wooden cabinetry and hardwood flooring.
This kitchen boasts a marble breakfast island illuminated by an industrial chandelier. It includes a stainless steel vent hood fixed to the black wall.
Southwestern kitchen features beautiful white cabinetry accented with warm lighting. It includes brick backsplash and lovely pendants that hung from a wood beam ceiling.
This kitchen showcases wood carved cabinetry decorated with colorful dinnerware, blue diamond-patterned tile backsplash and green ceiling.
Deluxe kitchen with a large breakfast island topped with black marble granite that matches the backsplash and lined with white counter stools.
Concrete brick walls along with wooden cabinetry surround this kitchen. It has a fireplace facing the green table that sits on a yellow patterned rug.
Southwestern kitchen features a blue kitchen island topped with a white marble counter and fitted with a sink. It includes dark wood cabinetry and ceramic tile backsplash.
Spacious kitchen with a unified look. It is accented with red tiles backsplash designed with a mural beneath the vent hood.
Wrought iron candle chandelier hung from an exposed wood beam ceiling over a breakfast island in this white kitchen. It feels airy and bright through the help of glass windows and doors and a skylight.
Luxurious kitchen boasts a double breakfast island and a shiplap vent hood mounted with a bullhead decor.
Southwestern kitchen features a blue tile backsplash accented with Talavera tiles and lighted by wall sconces.
White kitchen with dark wood cabinetry and a blue distressed kitchen island topped with white marble. It has glass windows where you can enjoy the beautiful sight of the mountain.
White kitchen with wood beam ceiling and hardwood flooring. It features a statement chandelier that hung over the breakfast island.
Whether you live in the southwestern part of the United States or are a fan of the Old West, having a southwestern designed kitchen may appeal to you. Southwestern designs are not as popular as they were in the past as only 0.17% of kitchens out of 1.78 million have this design. However, if you want to incorporate this style into your home, here are some southwestern kitchen design ideas.
Southwestern Design Features
Southwestern interior designs draw from several cultural influences found in the southwest part of the US. It is a combination of Spanish and Native American influences, along with touches of contemporary American styles. Natural materials are important to this style, as is color and the furnishings.
Natural materials are important for southwestern designs as most homes emphasis them. Wood is found throughout most kitchens with exposed wood beams, hardwood flooring, and wood furnishings. Adobe, which is a clay-like material formed into sun-dried bricks, used to build thick-walled homes are prominent in the desert southwest.
Adobe homes have a mud plaster covering to keep the bricks from cracking, and this plaster is found on both the exterior and interior as well. If your house isn’t adobe, the interior plaster can be imitated with certain painting techniques to add depth and texture to the walls. Stucco can also be used to add a southwestern aesthetic to the kitchen.
Southwestern Color Palette
The palette for a home with a southwestern design is mainly earth tones but in lighter shades. Since many southwestern houses are in desert climates, using dark or fiery colors can draw more heat. However, using softer versions can help keep the kitchen cooler. These colors include white, turquoise, light yellow, pale orange, and neutral colors like a light tan.
The walls in a kitchen may also feature Mosaic or hand-painted tiles as backsplashes, on counters, and on the floors. A tiled floor can also help keep a home cooler during the summer months. These examples of southwestern kitchen design ideas can help you decide on which design elements to include in your home.
The furniture for a southwestern kitchen is usually wood, but it may come in many different styles. Farmhouse style tables and chairs are in some kitchens, or heavy sets with carvings on the seatback or with curved legs are reminiscent of Spanish style is also found in many kitchens that feature a southwestern style design.