What better way to extend the summer than with a warm and inviting Mediterranean-style kitchen. Back in fashion once again, the old-world style of a Mediterranean kitchen is a great way to add outstanding design to your home. In today’s blog we’re going to tell you how to get the look – mixing laid-back Mediterranean style with today’s modern kitchen…
Oranges, yellows and blues are all great colours to incorporate into your Mediterranean kitchen design. You needn’t go too overboard though. Tying these more vibrant tones in with earthier colours gives a more laid-back look that’s both warm and beautiful.
Your Mediterranean style kitchen wouldn’t be complete without those iconic patterns and artwork. Mosaics, isometric designs and floral features are all common – just make sure you pick one of these rather than mixing all three! Use these designs sparingly, as part of a focal feature in your kitchen – for example a mosaic splash back tile wall or floral wall feature.
The great thing about the Mediterranean colour palette is that it complements warm metallic shades, like copper, so well. Copper is a huge trend in the design world right now and is being used in industrial style design, modern Scandinavian design and rustic style. Opt for copper light shades, fittings and accessories for a subtle way to bring this trend into your kitchen.
Lighting is key to creating atmosphere. So if you want to re-create the mood of that laid-back villa in Sorrento, or that Greek Tavern you visited on your last holiday, you’ll want adjustable lighting that can be dimmed for meal times and brightened for food prep. Low hanging light designs also add to the feel and style of the Mediterranean and help to create this overall look.
Unlike our more modern kitchens that feature chrome, stainless steel and Corian, the Mediterranean kitchen is all about natural materials. Granite, wood, marble and tile can be used throughout the design – on the kitchen floor, worktops and for your splashback. Organic and earthy, your new Mediterranean kitchen will have that stunning old-world vibe.
Whether you’re swept away by the history and romance of a Mediterranean kitchen or you’re looking for something more modern and futuristic, the Kitchen Design Centre experts can help. Pop into one of our North West kitchen showrooms to speak to a designer and browse just some of our most popular designs.