21 Spanish Style Kitchens for Your Next Remodel

Modern Take on Spanish Style kitchen

 Form and Function

There is no doubt that in many homes, the kitchen is the most popular spot where you not only cook and dine but also hang out. So it makes sense you want your cooking space to feel incredibly warm and inviting. Enter Spanish style kitchens. From architectural details to colorful tiles, rooms like these combine Old World style with contemporary features to create irresistible spaces that feel both stylish and lived-in.

Our favorite Spanish inspired kitchens share how you can give your cooking space a welcoming Mediterranean vibe.

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    How to Master Casual Elegance in Your Kitchen

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    Sarah Blank Design Studio

    Sarah Blank Design Studio created this stunning Spanish revival kitchen. The arched windows add a huge wow factor. Note how they punctuate the back wall while framing a beautiful view. Casual elegance is often an essential ingredient for these types of kitchen that is not so easy to master. Here it is done to perfection with lovely mismatched wood furniture. Additional wood accents from the beans on the ceiling to the trim around the oven hood seal the deal on the cooking space's rustic appeal.

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    Bright and Cheerful Spanish Inspired Kitchen

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    22 Interiors

    Arched doorways are standard features found in Spanish Colonial-inspired homes. Here the entryway was the inspiration for this modern kitchen by Lucie Ayres, the interior designer behind 22 Interiors. Ayres took a fresh and colorful approach to the Spanish style kitchen. The bright hues make the small cooking space feel open and happy. The backsplash made up of handmade tile is a nod to traditional Moroccan design, which was one of the influences of the classic Spanish aesthetic. The black and white cement floor tiles ground the bright colors while giving the cooking space an extra layer of visual texture.

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    Mediterranean Kitchen Packed With One-of-a-Kind Features

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    Sarah Barnard Design

    This traditional Mediterranean kitchen by Sarah Barnard Design is brimming with custom features. The dark wood cabinetry has hand-carved oak and acorn leaf detailing. The backsplash, which may be the crowning jewel in this space, is one of a kind embossed concrete made to look like luxurious Spanish tile. The aged natural stone flooring has a beautiful patina that enhances the room's Old World appeal. Delicate details can really pull a sophisticated room together. Here it comes in the form of a handmade silk roman shade.

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    Arch the Doorways

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    Design by Calimia Home / Photo by Jeanne Canto

    Calimia Home preserved original details in this Spanish-style home in Coral Gables, FL like the curved archways that lead from the dining room to the separate kitchen,

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    Modern Mediterranean-Inspired Kitchen

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    Siren Betty Design

    Color and pattern play considerable roles in this Mediterranean-inspired kitchen
    designed by Siren Betty Design. The cooking space puts a modern twist on classic European heritage. The checkerboard floor is a nod to European cafes. The yellow and teal colors are also rooted in the Mediterranean style. Clean white walls keep the space modern amid all the traditionally inspired details.

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    Lighten It Up

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    While many Spanish Revival homes in the U.S. feature dark wood elements, this modern kitchen in Spain lightens it up with a mix of wood finishes, neutral tile flooring, open shelving, and a rustic chandelier.

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    Countertop Styling For a Mediterranean Look

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    Form and Function

    Countertop styling can lend a little Spanish inspired vibe to any kitchen. Here a collection of glass items including grapes and a cobalt blue lamp inject a little Mediterranean style into a cooking space by Form and Function.

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    Mix with Industrial Style

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    Fantastic Frank

    A contemporary kitchen with co style adds contrast with the traditional tile flooring in this modernist apartment in the Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona from Fantastic Frank.

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    Modern Features in a Traditional Spanish Kitchen

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    Form and Function

    We worship spaces that put a thoroughly modern spin on a classic style. Form and Function take Spanish style to a new level in this bright and airy kitchen. Helping to modernize the look are the crisp quartz countertops and white walls. Traditional tile work pops against white cabinetry. Luxurious wood pieces warm up the cooking space without weighing it down visually. A wrought iron chandelier is a gorgeous additional that provides task lighting. 

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    Create an Indoor Outdoor Feel

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    This kitchen in Spain has an indoor outdoor feel thanks to matching floor tile in the kitchen and on the adjacent terrace. Original ceiling beams and tile in the dining room add a rustic, traditional Spanish feel, while pale gray Shaker style cabinetry, a butcher block countertop, and a sleek induction stovetop with a black metal range hood add a modern touch.

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    Accent with Dark Wood

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    Jenn Pablo Studio

    This modern Spanish revival home in Palm Springs, CA from Jenn Pablo Studio mixes original dark wood features like the wood-clad ceiling and wide plank flooring and door trim in this large galley-style kitchen with light modern cabinetry and appliances that makes it feel current.

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    Modernize with Neutral Tones

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    Design by Studio Surface / Photo by Jenny Siegwart

    A wall of patterned tile in this Spanish Revival kitchen in San Diego from Studio Surface respects the bones of the home, complementing the exposed ceiling beams and dark hardwood flooring. The neutral tones of the tile complement the modern white cabinetry and stainless steel island to give the space a modern feel.

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    Highlight Original Beam Work

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    White Sands

    This renovated 1920's Spanish style beach bungalow in Manhattan Beach, CA from White Sands has a modern open-plan feel, but details like a rustic beam in the curved archway and tiling on the step risers and island face and darker wood flooring preserve some of the original charm to make the space feel more authentic than a new build while corresponding to modern lifestyles.

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    Incorporate Natural Materials

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    Jessica Nelson Design / Carina Skrobecki Photography

    You don't have to live in Spain or a Spanish revival home in California to channel the spirit of Spanish style design. Just incorporate thoughtful details like the leather back bar stools and dark ceiling beams and exposed wood ceiling in this warm and rustic chic space from Jessica Nelson Design.

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    Try Olive Wood Cabinetry

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    Fantastic Frank

    In this top floor apartment in Barcelona, Spain from Fantastic Frank, local olive wood is used to create a striking wall of cabinetry in the modern rustic kitchen with its traditional ceiling beams, glossy herringbone patterned tile backsplash, and modern polished concrete flooring and poured concrete countertop with an integrated sink. While olive wood cabinetry might be out of reach for those who don't live along the Mediterranean, you can always opt for olive wood cutting boards instead.

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    Use Traditional Floor Tiles

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    Design by Calimia Home / Photo by Jeanne Canto

    In this Spanish style 1920’s kitchen in West Palm Beach, FL, Calimia Home modernized the interior but kept the traditional floor tiles to maintain a rustic look that hearkens back to the original.

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    Use Warm Earthy Brown Tones

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    Fantastic Frank

    Warm earthy brown wood finishes, Spanish-style tile floors, and burnished metallic accents and amber glass create a warm, natural feel in this Spanish apartment kitchen from Fantastic Frank.

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    Mix Old and New

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    This modernist new build in the south of Spain mixes old and new influences, but the stand-out feature is a bold floor-to-ceiling tiled accent wall and backsplash in shades of blue and white that nods to traditional Spanish tilework while feeling fresh and contemporary.

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    Channel Holiday Vibes

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    Fantastic Frank

    This Ibiza kitchen from Fantastic Frank mixes minimalist stucco walls, natural wood cabinetry, and a contemporary metal staircase that channels the holiday spirit of the Spanish island.

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    Preserve Original Details

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    Home Consultant

    This Los Angeles kitchen from Home Consultant is located in a 1922 historical landmark was renovated to modern standards with an open plan kitchen and dining space, but details like the dark wood ceiling beams hint at the Spanish-style architecture of the home.

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    Mix and Match Tile Patterns

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    Fantastic Frank

    This renovated galley-style Spanish kitchen in Barcelona from Fantastic Frank has modern cabinetry, shelving, and appliances, but the bold kitchen floor tile gives it its own personality that echoes the spirit of the original tile in the adjacent hallway without trying to match.