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The simple wooden cabinetry of the wall across from the white kitchen island houses the stainless steel appliances of this Tropical-style kitchen. The modern stove at the kitchen island is topped with a modern vent that has a mirrored hood. The white wall of this kitchen is adorned with a lovely photo of a surfer riding a large wave.
The white ceiling of this Tropical-style kitchen is lit with complementing yellow lights at the edges and the middle if dominated by a large skylight casting light down on the largely white kitchen island that has the same earthy countertop as the L-shaped peninsula.
This bright Tropical-style kitchen is dominated by the wooden cabinetry of the peninsula that is attached to the large wooden structure that houses both the oven and the fridge. This fridge is given customized wooden doors that match the peninsula’s cabinets. The customized fridge doors are adorned with a large carving of a tropical tree.
The light wooden cabinetry of this Tropical-style kitchen is further brightened by the white ceiling, backsplash and flooring tiles that are all made to shine by the natural lights coming in from the skylights at the middle of the ceiling with recessed lights on the edges.
This large Tropical kitchen has enough space for a large U-shaped wooden peninsula that is broken by the kitchen door right next to the large stove-top oven. The long wooden kitchen island is adorned with a large frog figurine that matches the blue flooring tiles. These are all topped with a cozy wooden cathedral ceiling.
This is a simple Tropical-style kitchen that has a wooden ceiling that blends with the wooden hanging cabinets as well as the cabinets and drawers of the L-shaped peninsula that is topped with a wide window that showcases the various tropical trees just outside the window.
The sleek brown marble flooring of this kitchen is a perfect match for the countertops of the white wooden kitchen island and L-shaped peninsula that matches the white tray ceiling with edging lights. These are all balanced by the stainless steel appliances.
This Tropical-style kitchen has an impressive L-shaped kitchen island with wooden drawers and cabinets that complement the light beige flooring tiles and beige walls that are matched with the white ceiling that hangs pendant lights over the marble countertop of the island.
This simple and homey Tropical-style kitchen is just beside the dining area and the living room at the far end of the great room. These sections are all illuminated by the white shuttered windows that run the walls adorned with tropical trees outside as well as a potted tropical plant that works well with the hardwood flooring.
This Tropical-style kitchen is part of a great room that also houses the dining area and the living room all under its off-white ceiling with dark gray exposed metal beams matching the sets of folding glass doors that open up to an amazing tropical scene that works well with the wood cabinetry of the kitchen island.
This kitchen is predominantly white with its white ceiling, white waterfall kitchen island, white peninsula as well as white stools for the breakfast bar. This white element of the kitchen is augmented by the miniature tropical garden beside it right below the stairs.
The light gray cabinetry of the peninsula and kitchen island works well with the stainless steel appliances and the off white countertops. These are contrasted by the redwood flooring augmented with yellow lights of the two small decorative chandeliers.
This is a simple outdoor style kitchen located at the porch that is bordered with glass walls showcasing the beautiful tropical landscaping outside. This also brings in natural lights that brighten the redwood cabinetry of the peninsula that houses the sink and appliances.
This sleek Tropical-style kitchen has white countertops for the dark gray kitchen peninsula as well as the kitchen island that has textured rock support below matching the wall beside the dark gray structure that houses the modern fridge.
The beige countertops and beige backsplash of this Tropical-style kitchen are complemented by the lush potted plants of varying sizes. This also works well with the black wooden cabinetry that contrasts the white walls and white ceiling that has recessed lights.
The wooden cabinetry that dominates this Tropical-style kitchen is adorned with potted plants that are placed on different locations to improve the wooden tones. The two hanging cabinets flanking the stainless steel vent hood have glass panels for the dishware decors.
The green wooden stools with cross backs and brown patterned cushions stand out against the white brightness of the kitchen island that matches the shaker cabinets and drawers of the peninsula and its hanging cabinets contrasted by the dark brown countertop and backsplash.
The relaxing olive green tone of the walls matches well with the dark brown shaker cabinets and drawers of the island and peninsula. These are then complemented by the black backsplash tiles and that is augmented by the green plants.
The white ceiling is peppered with recessed lights that cast down bright white lights that brighten the light hardwood flooring together with the natural lights coming in from the large glass windows. This is then balanced with a darker shade of the wooden tone of the cabinetry.
The beige flooring of this Tropical-style kitchen complements the off-white shaker cabinets and drawers of the small kitchen island that is surrounded by the kitchen peninsula. These cabinets are adorned with potted plants on top that match the potted tropical plants.
This Tropical-style kitchen has black hardwood flooring that blends with the black wooden kitchen island and the large wooden structure that houses the stove-top oven and its vent. This is flanked by the contrasting white cabinetry of the peninsula that has glass panels on top of the decorative dishware.
The U-shaped peninsula of the Tropical-style kitchen green wooden cabinets and drawers that matches the various potted plants that adorn the marble countertops. These are then paired with a brick backsplash that is lit by the lights underneath the floating cabinets.
The brightness of the natural lights coming in from the windows is balanced by the dark brown tones of the wooden cabinets and drawers of the island and peninsulas. This is complemented by the different shades of gray tiles of the floor matching the stainless steel appliances.
The small space of this Tropical-style kitchen is maximized by the small wooden white kitchen island that matches the L-shaped peninsula and its shaker designs on its cabinets. These white wooden elements serve as a nice background for the potted plants placed on various spots.
The dark hardwood flooring has a homey plank finish to it that complements the wooden cabinetry that has a slightly lighter shade. These are adorned with plants on the space between their top and the white ceiling that has recessed lights complementing the white modern appliances.
The various ferns and potted plants stand out in this Tropical-style kitchen that has dark brown cabinets and drawers paired with marble countertops that match the beige marble flooring tiles.
The highlight of this Tropical-style kitchen is the bright green kitchen island with a redwood countertop that matches with the hardwood flooring. The peninsula is almost washed out by the brightness of the window that is augmented by the white ceiling and white countertop.
This kitchen shares its space with the dining area that has a black table and woven wicker chairs topped with a simple pendant light. This matches with the pendant lights hanging over the cooking area housed within the wooden cabinetry that is topped with various decors and potted plants.
The bright green ceiling and walls provide a cheerful demeanor for this Tropical-style kitchen that has large glass windows featuring lush greenery outside that enhances the green elements. This is also augmented by the wooden elements of the cabinetry as well as the beige flooring.
This charming and cozy kitchen has a small informal dining area right in the middle of its beige marble flooring. It has woven wicker chairs that match the tone of the countertop tiles as well as the decorative patterns on the L-shaped peninsula.
The beige vent hood of this Tropical-style kitchen is adorned with a large decorative artwork that somehow matches the patterns of the window shades and the seat cushions of the wrought iron chairs paired with the kitchen island.
The highlight of this Tropical-style kitchen is the charming wooden ceiling fan that has blades that look like leaves with a brown wooden hue matching the cabinetry as well as the woven wicker bamboo stools by the bar that has a green countertop.
The unique curved wooden kitchen island has a light brown marble countertop that goes well with the terracotta flooring tiles and the woven wicker stools with black legs. All of these dark elements are contrasted by the white walls and ceiling blending with the vent hood.
The white recessed lights of the white ceiling are contrasted by the earthy brown upper walls. This is matched by the wooden chairs that stand out against the large white wooden kitchen island. This is complemented by a gray concrete textured flooring.
The beautiful and charming green glass hoods of the pendant lights stand out in this Tropical-style kitchen that has simple white countertops paired with a light gray patterned backsplash. These are all illuminated by the skylights of the white ceiling.
The white arched ceiling is augmented by the brightness of the skylights and the recessed lights that lighten the white cabinetry of the L-shaped peninsula that makes the green tone of the wooden kitchen island stand out complemented by the beige marble flooring.
The wooden shed ceiling has exposed wooden beams that contrast the white upper walls. These white upper walls are adorned with various decors and dishware placed on the tops of the wooden floating cabinets with the same hue as the peninsula and its kitchen island.
The highlight of this Tropical-style kitchen is the beautiful scenery in the background. There is an indoor swimming pool just a few feet away illuminated by the large glass wall and ceiling that showcases the tropical trees and shrubs outside. These work well with the gray stone kitchen and its stainless steel appliances.
The large stone fireplace with its own firewood storage dominates this Tropical-style kitchen that is illuminated by the tall arched entryways that open up to the lush landscape outside that has tropical trees that go well with the blue tiles of the kitchen island.
This charming kitchen has an earthy terracotta flooring that provides a nice contrast with the stainless steel appliances that dominates the L-shaped peninsula and the small kitchen island that houses the stove-top of the oven within its brown marble countertop.
This is a brilliant blue wooden Tropical kitchen that has a U-shaped peninsula. The bright blue elements are paired with white marble countertops and woven wicker bamboo stools on the breakfast bar. These are all contrasted by the hardwood flooring.
This is a gorgeous Tropical-style kitchen with a kitchen island made entirely of bamboo and given a glass top. This pairs perfectly with the bamboo stools with cushioned seats. This is given a nice tropical background of tropical trees outside the row of windows above the L-shaped peninsula.
The wide glass window at the far end of the L-shaped kitchen peninsula provides a nice green contrast for the redwood cabinetry. The island has a table attached to it that serves as the breakfast bar for the woven wicker chairs with patterned seat cushions.
The white modern wooden stools pairs well with the white countertop of the wooden kitchen island that complements the light hardwood flooring that is brightened by the white ceiling and its recessed lights.
The stark white kitchen island shines bright together with the white shaker cabinets and drawers of the peninsula as well as the white walls that make the potted flowers stand out. This is balanced by the wooden middle tray of the ceiling and the hardwood flooring.
The woven wicker chairs complement the light blue wooden kitchen island as well as its wooden countertop with a built-in breakfast bar. These are all warmed by the various sources of warm yellow lights like the pendant lights and the ceiling fans.
The charming decorative pendant lights stand out against the light wooden hues of the exposed wooden beams of the white ceiling. These beams match the wooden cabinetry of the two peninsulas and the large kitchen island in the middle.
The elegant wooden coffered ceiling supports the four yellow pendant lights that cast a warm homey light on the wooden peninsula that also houses the stainless steel appliances. This is matched by the island that is paired with cushioned bamboo chairs.
This is a beautiful kitchen that has a resort-style bar on the side with open walls that feature a charming tropical landscape filled with blue skies and tropical trees. This makes the white countertop shine against the wooden elements.
The hardwood flooring of this Tropical-style kitchen matches with the countertop of the large wooden kitchen island as well as the cabinetry of the kitchen peninsula on the far wall. Adjacent to this is the three large stainless steel appliances.
As the kitchen is the center of most homes, it should be a fun, exciting space for entertaining friends or family. You can easily liven up a kitchen by using bright or an unusual color palette, but most kitchen designs do not incorporate them. However, if you want a fun, relaxing space, consider these tropical kitchen design ideas.
Tropical Design Elements
Natural materials are important in tropical designs, as is bringing in natural elements, like tropical plants. Color is also a big part of tropical home interiors and may include colors like:
- Deep Pinks
Most tropical spaces are large and airy, but that doesn’t mean a small kitchen can’t have a tropical design as well. In fact, here are some examples of tropical kitchen design ideas for rooms of every size.
Natural Tropical Materials
Light materials like rattan, bamboo, or wicker usually come to mind when you think of the tropics, but some designs include heavier wood elements as well. Teak is a rich wood that is often associated with the tropics because teak trees come from southeast Asia, which is covered in tropical rainforests.
Darker wood tones like mahogany are also used in tropical kitchen designs because it is also an exotic wood because it’s found in Mexico to South America. Mahogany and teak are good choices because they are hardwoods and extremely durable so that they will stand the test of time.
Despite technically being a grass, bamboo is also a great choice as it not only durable, but it is more sustainable than exotic hardwoods. Bamboo is easy to grow and is found in many regions of the world, including Asia and other tropical locales.
Tropical Color Palette
Tropical kitchen designs are not the most popular. In fact, they were only found in about 0.22% of 1.78 million kitchens in a recent design survey. However, tropical designs allow you to be creative with color as a tropical kitchen can use subdued colors like olive green or bright ones like flamingo pink. Turquoise is also a popular tropical color.
While some people paint their kitchen cabinets in tropical colors, others use natural elements like plants or rattan or wicker furniture to reflect a tropical aesthetic. If you need some ideas on how to create a tropical vibe in your kitchen, check out the tropical kitchen design ideas to draw inspiration from for a tropical kitchen.
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