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A modern-day kitchen is bold and stylish. It has to be clean, sleek and functional in a number of ways. In this article, we shall take a look at some of the best, trendsetting European kitchen design ideas.

Italian Kitchen Design

The food and the vibrant colors of the Mediterranean Sea influence the blend of colors Italian Kitchens, featuring a blend of ocher, burnt orange, yellow and the brilliant blues.

The flooring usually follows a natural feel with matte countertops in granite or stone and floors in slate or terracotta tiles. The lighting reflects a bright and airy design and allows more natural light. Plant pots are also featured in the Italian kitchen. Furniture usually follows the theme of the overall design.

Mediterranean Kitchen Design

Associated with a Spanish style, the Mediterranean kitchen is characterized by a bright and relaxing style. Tiles are artistically installed on the floor and walls featuring soothing, natural colors. Counter tops feature beach-like sandy tans and beige, same as the floor surfaces.

You can add pops of red, yellow and green to rugs, curtains and storage containers to give it a true Mediterranean feel. Cabinets can be constructed from high quality, natural woods. Appliances should also blend in the wide theme of the kitchen.


Tuscan Kitchen Design

This Kitchen design is influenced by the wine-loving Tuscany region of Italy, making way for the emphasis on a distinctive architecture of a rustic mix of natural and sunny hues.  The floors of a Tuscan kitchen are usually designed from terracotta tiles, marble or ceramic tiles in sandy and natural color finishes.

The natural, trademark color in a Tuscan Kitchen is influenced by the Tuscany region’s rich soil, abundant sunshine and the rolling green hills.

Modern Kitchen Design

The modern kitchen design is characterized by a sleek but simple appearance that blends in style and elegance. The tiling of the walls and the floor is usually ceramic or sleek hard vinyl, with a light color feel dominating.

The doors to the cabinets could be those of a frosted glass or polished hard wood. The furniture follows the overall theme of the kitchen but utilizing wide curved designs. The appliances are usually few in a modern kitchen, coated by shiny stainless steel.

French Kitchen Design

This design combines a casually elegant pairing of quality materials and a refreshingly comfortable appearance. The design builds an airy kitchen space, featuring a kitchen Island to utilize more space. Antique furniture is ideal for this kitchen as well as unique appliances such as Wijnspijs,  as it matches with the casual old-world feel.

High quality wood is used to build cabinets and are painted white or with other light colors, if not left in their natural wood state.