Published at Monday, August 21st 2017. by Navarre Lemoine in Kitchen Style.
Furniture in Mediterranean kitchen designs is often constructed from quality hardwood, but many homeowners who feature this relaxed, stress-free design choose to either leave the wood in its natural, unfinished state or to add some weathering to the surface. The option to paint chairs, tables and stools in characteristic Mediterranean colors is also available and can be a great way to brighten up the space.
Natural light often gets great emphasis in Tuscan-style kitchen designs, whether filtered through semi-translucent curtains, or windows with no curtains at all. If there are window coverings, they will often be light, bright and airy. Other natural features, from furniture to flora, are common—window boxes bursting with flowers and rustic tables and benches of raw wood can often be found in Tuscan kitchen designs.
The traditional galley kitchen may be narrow, but that doesn't mean the style options are slim. From cabinetry that reaches the ceiling to bright overhead lighting, a galley style kitchen can be designed as a functional and beautiful space.
Traditional kitchen design tends to incorporate natural materials for cabinets, countertops, floors and furniture. European kitchens may do the same, or, if their style is more modern or contemporary, they will often feature materials like laminate, ceramics and molded plastics. But even the most avant-garde European kitchen design can benefit from the use of natural materials, as granite countertops, sleek hardwood floors and aesthetically striking wooden furniture can be a tremendous complement to any kitchen, whether the prevailing design is modern, traditional or somewhere in between.
A galley kitchen's layout is characterized by two parallel countertops that incorporate a walking area in between. Because the space can appear small, it is important to choose light colors to make the kitchen feel open and airy. Stainless steel or white countertops, glass-front cabinets, and colorful backsplashes are all key to making a galley kitchen design appear larger.
One defining feature of country-inspired spaces is that they typically have a bright, open, airy feel. For anyone who favors a neutral look, white is the obvious choice for the dominant color in the room. But warmer hues such as yellow or tan will also brighten up the space.