This inviting kitchen features a spacious island with neutral cabinets and a granite countertop. Wrought iron candelabra chandeliers hang above, while neutral stone blocks provide accent walls. Hardwood floors complete the look of the space.
The kitchen allows for everything an aspiring chef may need in stripped down yet elegant Mediterranean style. Wide countertops wrap around the perimeter walls providing plenty of prep space and the range features a charming Mexican tile backsplash.
A blue tile backsplash is accented with squares made of blue, white and black tiles. The pattern creates a nice decorative touch in a kitchen that has light wood cabinets, stainless appliances and white windows.
The two-tiered marble island in this Italian kitchen has baskets for vegetables and spices, a sink and plenty of room for food prep. Bricked archways painted with Italian frescoes create a grand passage from living room to kitchen. Among the frescoes are handpicked yellow and blue tiles that create a unique patchwork backsplash throughout the space.
A vintage pink refrigerator is positioned against a yellow wall on which are several small clay animals. Brightly-colored iron chairs sit around a rustic wood table carved from a tree. A mosaic tile counter and painted hood continue the colorful look.
The chef's kitchen would be right at home in an Italian villa with its gently arched, stone-lined ceiling, stone-enclosed cooktop and hood and beautiful wood cabinetry. Here, too, large open arched doorways make the flow between this space and adjacent areas conveniently easy.
Kitchens serve as not only a place to prepare meals, but also a main gathering space in the home. Look through these pictures for great kitchen design ideas and be inspired to create a new look for your kitchen.