Published at Thursday, 24 August 2017 by Vachel Renard in Kitchen Style, with total 44 photographs.
Storage elements are an important theme in cottage-style kitchens, as they allow homeowners to efficiently stow their kitchen wares, but also to display them in a manner that's at once stylish and casual. One of the chief means of achieving this trademark of cottage kitchen design is by using an open cabinet scheme. Leaving doors off cabinets or relying on a combination of cabinets and shelving will create a design that feels more open, expansive and casual.
Many Tuscan kitchen designs feature the trademark colors of the region, which reflect the rich soil, abundant sunshine and rolling green hills of Tuscany. Colors like ocher, burnt orange, terracotta, soothing yellows and Mediterranean blues are commonly employed to invoke the relaxed, luxurious attitude of Tuscany.
Tuscan-style kitchens also tend to feature surfaces that are matte or distressed, rather than sleek, shiny or modern in appearance—this design style definitely suggests a "lived in, well-used and well-loved" vibe, with particular attention paid to cooking implements, which are often lovingly displayed. The prevailing theme is comfort and relaxed elegance in a space that feels more like a vacation villa than a place to visit hurriedly each morning before rushing out the door to join the rat race.