Warm, cozy and comfortable, these features and more express the main concept of the Italian kitchen design, so if you are interested to design your kitchen in Italian style, you can use these features as a guide line.
The first thing you need to know about the Italian kitchen style is that they cost a lot of money to be achieved, so you need set your budget first to be more ready. Whether you are designing a modern Italian kitchen or a traditional one, nature should be your main inspiration source when it comes to your choices. When it comes to choosing the colors, always go for the colors that represent nature like, earth colors, gold and the colors of the sea.
Follow the same tip when it comes to choosing the materials you will use in designing your kitchen. For example, look for materials like granite, stone, wood and metal, looking for more details? Choose special flooring that speaks Italian and choose terracotta, marble or ceramic tiles for the flooring. All the previous materials are from nature and they all look beautiful in kitchens. They also match both traditional and modern designs; just make sure to choose them in natural colors and finishes to achieve the Italian style successfully.
If you want to add a rich look to your Italian kitchen, then the ceiling should be part of the design. You have more than one creative idea to apply to your kitchen ceiling, for example, you can apply wood panels or you can go for an arched brick ceiling. The arched brick ceiling design may not fit the modern kitchen designs, so you will need to replace it with other ideas like pop ceiling gypsum or false ceiling design instead.
To complete the beauty of your kitchen ceiling design, you need to look for some special ceiling lighting fixtures that speaks Italian. Always look for old style fixtures that have no glowing or shining finishes; these are the main two points that you need to consider, when you choose the lighting fixtures for your modern or traditional Italian kitchen.
For example, if you want something traditional, you can go for a wrought iron pendant or brass chandelier, they will look so matching with Italian style and they will provide you with the enough lighting you need above your dining table or your kitchen island. You still can install LED spotlights in the ceiling to enjoy a quite ambience in your kitchen.
For modern Italian kitchens, you can look for ceramic pendants instead or wrought iron, they will decorate your kitchen ceiling in a beautiful way and they will provide you with good lighting in the same time. That isn’t all, the ceramic pendants also come in several colors like white and black to match with any kitchen design and for sure you can mix between colors, if you want to add a touch of color contrast in your kitchen.
Use the backsplashes area to enhance the Italian design in your kitchen and go for mosaic tiles or terracotta backsplash. It’s okay if you choose a glossy backsplash as a touch of change in your kitchen and to add some contrast.
So, what about the cabinets? In traditional Italian kitchen designs, the cabinets should be in natural colors like, olive green, light brown and beige. For modern designs, you can go for colors like, red, white and dark brown. It would be a nice touch if you use glass doors instead of wooden ones in the upper cabinets, glass doors will make your kitchen cabinets look like display units and yes, it will help you to show up and enhance the beauty of your precious crystal glass ware.
Add an eating corner in your kitchen and look for a vintage dining table with benches or chairs with rush seats to double the feeling of the Italian style in your kitchen. You can replace the dining table with a vintage wooden kitchen island if you want or if you don’t have enough space for a dining table in your kitchen.
Pay attention and avoid using stainless steel sinks and look for cast iron or composite granite sinks instead, they look more Italian and don’t worry these materials are so functional and durable as stainless steel. Do the same thing with the faucets and look for something more Italian like brass or bronze faucets.
Do the opposite, if you are designing a modern Italian kitchen and go for a stainless steel sink, counter tops and wall shelves. When it comes to choosing the furniture pieces like the chairs and the dining tables, look for something more metal.
It’s time to talk about the simple touch that makes the huge difference and for sure I mean the accessories pieces. The accessories you need to use to enhance the Italian atmosphere in your kitchen are like, pottery jars and wooden pieces of art. A lot of green color is a good sign that you have an Italian kitchen, so make sure to put some green plants pots like herbs in your kitchen.
Use the vegetables and the fruits as part of the kitchen design and decorate your kitchen with baskets full of fresh fruits and vegetables, you can put these baskets on the kitchen island or on the dining table.