A Mediterranean style kitchen is a popular design amongst homeowners. It beautifully integrates natural wood, wrought iron details and colourful tiles – all highly sought-after features in kitchen redesign!
Conventionally, these design elements are paired with dark, ornate furniture and warm terra-cotta colours. However, of late, many kitchen designers are using these Mediterranean details with a twist – mostly in the form of new materials or cool colours. What’s more, some of them have also added modern elements like light fixtures or sleek furniture to the mix for a fresh and crisp feel.
That said, if you’ve been thinking about refurbishing your kitchen, why not give the Mediterranean style a whirl?
At Saturn Interiors, we’ve put together 5 tips to help you give your kitchen a Mediterranean makeover and turn it into a stylish and welcoming space.
Let’s take a look!
1. Go for Cool Colours and Warm Accents
When it comes to designing a Mediterranean style kitchen, it’s better to go for cool colours for your walls. This means steering clear of warm yellow or orange tones.
Similarly, when it comes to your kitchen cabinets, decorative pottery, window coverings and backsplashes, make use of warm accents. You could go for green, blue and grey tones as it gives your room a clean and current look.
Additionally, you can even add reclaimed wooden shelves and terra-cotta flooring in your kitchen for extra warmth and prominent Mediterranean accents.
2. Add Colourful Tiles
Decorative flooring is yet another popular feature of a Mediterranean kitchen style.
To incorporate this in your kitchen, why not go for single coloured tiles available in decorative shapes? Or better yet, add a simple shaped colourful tile like the ones used for kitchen backsplashes. While you’re at it, ensure that you choose tiles that have the same colours as your walls or cabinets to tie in the design for an overall harmonious look.
By adding these tiles to your cool coloured kitchen, you get the opportunity to add a hint of warmth and your personality to the space.
That said, Mediterranean style tiles can sometimes be a bit expensive; you could consider going with a framed backsplash behind your sink while adding plain blue or white tiles to the rest of your space.
To learn more about how you can add colourful tiles to your kitchen, contact the kitchen installers at Saturn Interiors today!
3. Make Reclaimed Wood the Feature of Your Kitchen
Reclaimed wood is one of the best ways to add character and warmth to your kitchen space. In fact, dark wooden natural elements and beams are often seen in a conventional Mediterranean style kitchen.
What’s more, going for reclaimed wood, rather than a new one, is an exceptional way to add a rustic touch to your kitchen design.
You could consider painting your kitchen walls white and place a reclaimed island at the centre of your space for added interest and drama. You can also consider incorporating various reclaimed elements like mouldings, furniture, beams and shelves.
Click here to find out more about how you can add reclaimed wood to your kitchen.
4. Select Black Hardware In Modern Shapes
Wrought iron is considered as the staple of Mediterranean style and is usually added in the form of railings and curlicue brackets.
However, if you want a more contemporary design, channel the wrought iron’s look by choosing modern and unique black hardware. For instance, you could add black faucets, shelf brackets and simple drawer pulls in your kitchen.
While you’re at it, don’t be afraid about using weathered or distressed hardware as that’s a great way to add traditional character to your room.
5. Incorporate Bright Coloured, Contemporary Furniture
Whether you’re creating a new Mediterranean style kitchen or simply freshening up the old one, ensure that you’re introducing bright and radiant contemporary furniture in your space.
While this might not sound quite Mediterranean-y, it’s a great way to drastically change your kitchen’s design.
If you’ve got an all-white kitchen, for example, then you could consider adding red chairs to the space. Although these might not match the existing features in the kitchen, they’ll surely add a fun element that feels bright and fresh.
To balance it all out while also ensuring that you retain the Mediterranean style, consider going for plaster-finish oven hoods and exposed beams; make sure you paint them white for a clean look.
Contact Saturn Interiors for Professional Kitchen Designing
If you’re ready to refurbish your kitchen and elevate the existing design, get in touch with our team today!
Our experienced kitchen installers are equipped with the necessary skills and experience to help you give your kitchen a professional makeover.
We take into account your bespoke design requirements while ensuring it matches your personality, and complements your home.
Give us a call on 01604 582835 or book your free virtual online design appointment today.