Spanish Style Kitchen
One of the most interesting styles to consider is the Spanish style kitchen. Its popularity has recently grown as more people find a need for a more traditional look, as well as a more rustic feel. In this article, we will discuss this very unusual decorating style, as well as its advantages.
The kitchen in the image above is equipped with old fashioned and authentic Spanish furniture pieces, including porcelain, ceramic, and copper pots, and dishes. Decorating elements use an interesting hexagonal-shape porcelain tile with relief cutout, combined with warm patterned white tiles on the walls. Offices employ modern materials, such as stainless steel appliances, quartz counter tops, and granite countertops. The warm colors of the walls are softened by heavy drapes and curtains.
A rustic Spanish-style kitchen may feature floors finished in rough or earthy tones. The tile backsplash of one wall is made of rough red brick with a dark gray finish, complemented by white decorative tiles. Under the tile backsplash, black tiles with gray and white flecks are added for contrast and depth. The walls are painted in neutral brown color, possibly with some reddish cast iron paint effect. The kitchen design may have multiple art glass doors in interesting shapes, depicting landscapes or local animals.
Although the color palette and basic designs may be identical, the different elements used in this style to create a distinctive look. The cabinets are painted in light-colored colors, perhaps with hints of gold and silver for a more formal look. Glass doors, particularly large cabinets with intricate carvings, use hand-painted tiles with earthy hues. The natural materials of the walls (wood, red brick, and metal) are combining with natural stone finishes to produce a rustic atmosphere.
A typical rustic kitchen will have ceramic tile flooring on the surfaces, with stone floorings as well. Natural stone flooring provide texture as well as visual interest. The natural colors and textures combine perfectly with other natural materials, creating a rustic look that is both inviting and comfortable. The use of ceramic tile floors also creates a warm ambience. The tiles used are usually rough-textured and irregular in shape, but the variation in colors makes it possible to find a tile design that suits the general color scheme of any room.
An authentic Spanish kitchen has warm, bold color palettes featuring warm oranges, reds, and yellows. Black is a standard color, but when combined with other dark tones, it becomes a dramatic contrast. Antique tiles like those found in traditional kitchens are also popular for this style of decor. With their imperfections and unique styles, they add a unique beauty to a Spanish kitchen.
Another characteristic of a Mediterranean kitchen is the presence of stainless steel appliances and dark-colored granite counter tops. Black granite counters are also a popular choice. Both of these elements combine to create a fast-paced, yet elegant atmosphere. Granite counters provide an excellent surface for preparing foods since it is easy to clean and because it is durable and strong. In this type of kitchen, the use of ceramic tile floors is optional.
For more of a gently rustic look, try adding touches of argan oil, teak wood, and premium marbles to your Mediterranean kitchen. Walnut cabinets topped with shelves are ideal for storing dishes, utensils, and small kitchen items. There are also plenty of small-sized windows to let in natural light and add a hint of Spanish Colonial style. A final touch to create a Spanish feel is to add white flooring to your kitchen with cream-colored granite counters and walnut cabinets topped with contemporary Spanish colonial ceiling fans.