Tuscan Kitchen Design Ideas
In Tuscan kitchen design, there are particular elements that you can incorporate into achieving your Italian style kitchen. Tuscan kitchens often have a separate area for baking. It is in a bit of its own area, but is still a part of the space. Other tips are visible spices on display. This flaunts the love of cooking, and openness to any Tuscan style kitchen.
Some specific areas of decor that will make a difference in your kitchen are:
a. Tuscan Flooring
d. Tuscan Accessories
e. Faucets and Sinks
f. Counter Tops
g. Wall Color
Italian style kitchen cabinets typically are open. The cabinets in your Tuscan home can be either with or without doors. The open look and feel of the cabinets allow beautiful Italian pieces to be displayed. This not only assists in bringing out additional colors in your Tuscany kitchen, but it also serves its main purpose of providing adequate storage. In a Tuscany kitchen, often, cabinetry typically is not wall-to-wall of the like. Cabinets in a Tuscan villa typically look mis-matched; almost as if they can be moved around within the space.
Tips for achieving an Old World feeling in your Tuscan kitchen design can involve inexpensively upgrading kitchen cabinets with faux painting and decorative wooden pieces. I recommend when choosing colors for cabinets, wooden cabinets such as cherry cabinets use light cool colors on the walls. If you have white cabinets, use warmer colors on the walls like warm sand or roasted almond for your Tuscan kitchen design.
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Choosing dining tables for a Tuscany kitchen depends on your taste. Many options include large wooden farmhouse tables. Old, distressed wood is perfect for this type of space. Either painted in distressed white or simple black color works very well. Farm chairs fit the scheme well. Additionally, you can get creative by painting vines of grapes or olives on the chairs or table top to bring out the color choices in your color palette you have decided upon. Also, broken Tuscan tiles applied to a table top is an attractive addition to your decor. You can also make a matching tile back splash as well. This can be done inexpensively with tile found from a thrift shop or yard sale. Add some grout, let it dry, and you are good to go! A major step closer to your completed rustic Tuscan kitchen design.
A large center island for working and entertaining in your Italian villa kitchen can add a great focal point. You can achieve this by placing a large wooden or stone table in the center of the room. Old wooden tables add charm and gives the room a rustic feel. Creating a large island provides space for cutting and preparation of food. It also serves as a gathering place for friends and family.
The “flooring of choice” in a Tuscan style kitchen typically is that of stone, marble, mosaic tile , Terra cotta, and slate. Natural hard wood also fits well with the design of your Tuscan kitchen design.
The use of Tuscan accessories in your space adds color and beauty to any Tuscan kitchen design. Accessories in the likes of decorative Tuscan dinnerware displayed on your table work very well. Bringing out color by way of table fabrics and window treatments is an effective way of introducing spice to your decor. Italian style jars with grapes and olives add flavor and represent great tradition.
|Canister decor||Glass Jars – Containers||Table linens|
Be sure to have your color choices for your wall compliment your cabinetry . Remember, the color in the kitchen will actually be brought out through the fabric of linens on tables and curtains, surfaces like tile and granite, and in accessories that are on display. It is wise to start with neutrals. The earth tones are what will give you the Tuscan feel that you are looking for.
FAUCETS AND SINKS:
Faucets for the Tuscan kitchen sink commonly are the use of bronze or brass or antique copper. Bridge faucets are my favorite. This style is timeless and looks great with large farmhouse apron sinks. White ceramic is often the top choice of many designers. The particular style of faucet and sink selection depends upon your own favorite style. There are many that will look great and get you the Old World charm.
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Material for counter tops follow the same line as all other Tuscan design ideas. Use of hard, natural, sturdy stones are ideal choices. Solid surface or tile counter tops are definitely the way to go. Color and design patterns within the surface can bring out color and tie in nicely with your accessories and fabrics. Also tile, including mosaic tile is often found on the wall as a backsplash in a Tuscan style kitchen.
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