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How to Give Your Kitchen a Mediterranean Twist
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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Authentic Spanish Kitchen With Warm Energy
We have a thing for colorful kitchens, and this example in a Spanish colonial home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, does not disappoint. The space spotted on VRBO features locally sourced tiles that add both beauty and function to the cooking space. Take a good look at the floor — terra-cotta tiles enhances the kitchen's boho Mediterranean vibe. We adore the buttery yellow walls that radiants a rustic softness that warms the soul.Continue to 3 of 16 below.
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Vaulted Wood Ceiling in a Spanish Colonial Kitchen
Exposed wood beams and vaulted ceilings are both hallmarks of the Spanish Colonial style. This kitchen by Sims Luxury Builders combines the two to create a dramatic impact. Stylish tile counters are another classic Spanish feature. Here the countertops are covered with beautiful indigo tiles.
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How to Master Casual Elegance in Your Kitchen
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.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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Bright and Cheerful Spanish Inspired Kitchen
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.Continue to 6 of 16 below.
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Mediterranean Kitchen Packed With One-of-a-Kind Features
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.Continue to 7 of 16 below.
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Consider Adding Decorative Accents Made of Wrought-Iron
Wrought-iron work like the light fixture shown here is a common decorative feature in Spanish style kitchens. Sims Luxury Builders offsets the piece with muted hand-painted tiles and dark-stained cabinetry.Continue to 8 of 16 below.
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Modern Mediterranean-Inspired Kitchen
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.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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Spanish Style Kitchen That is Also Southwestern
This neutral kitchen by America's Best House Plans embodies the Mediterranean style through its unique design elements, including the archways, wood cabinets, and ornate oven hood. The cooking space also has a southwest vibe, thanks to the textured, beige walls.Continue to 10 of 16 below.
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Countertop Styling For a Mediterranean Look
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.Continue to 11 of 16 below.
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Neutral Spanish Inspired Kitchen With Dark Wood Cabinets
Rich dark wood cabinetry that resembles traditional furnishings found in main living areas is 100 percent representative of Spanish style. Here Sims Luxury Builders pairs it with warm sandstone tiles on the counters and floor. A large range is an advantageous feature in any cooking space. In most Spanish inspired kitchens, they are a must-have. Note the arched oven hood, an architectural feature accurate to the style. Sealing the deal on the look is decorative tile, which throws focus to the cooking alcove.Continue to 12 of 16 below.
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Wicker Pieces Add Mediterranean Flavor
You may be surprised to learn that the material wicker first came from central regions in Spain. In this Spanish Colonial home by Erika Frank Interiors, a few key wicker pieces give this kitchen a dose of boho, Mediterranean flavor.Continue to 13 of 16 below.
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Modern Features in a Traditional Spanish Kitchen
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.Continue to 14 of 16 below.
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Two-Tone Spanish-Inspired Kitchen
Before this kitchen was remodeled, it had super dark walnut stained cabinets, rusty orange colored walls, and stainless hardware. Not exactly Spanish inspired. To achieve a bright Mediterranean vibe, Kerr Construction and Design kicked off the project with a stunning focal point — a Spanish tile backsplash. The grout in a terra-cotta color adds to the Mediterranean appearance. Oil rubbed bronze hardware continues the old world look. The upper cabinets were painted the same color as the walls to give the cooking space a bright and airy feeling.Continue to 15 of 16 below.
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Gourmet Kitchen Serves Up Bold Colors
This 1940s home featured on VRBO is nicknamed Hacienda Serena. It features a gourmet kitchen finished with high-end cobalt blue appliances, limestone countertops, and gorgeous tile backsplashes that evoke the home’s Spanish style.Continue to 16 of 16 below.
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Retro 1940s Spanish-Style Hacienda
Vista del Monte is a 1940s Spanish-style hacienda with bold designer finishes. The kitchen seen on VRBO has a bright and cheery floral tile backsplash, floral filigree cabinetry, and a collection of colorful Fiestaware that completes the look.