Ready to build your dream kitchen? Consider drawing inspiration from South-Central Europe. From timeless, classic looks to contemporary styles, Italy has been at the forefront of modern kitchen design for decades.
Here are a few kitchen ideas for your next remodel that beautifully capture Italy’s landscapes, architecture, and cutting-edge design innovations.
1. Mediterranean Kitchen Styles
Bring the bright, sunny, and relaxing vibes of coastal Italy to your home with a Mediterranean style kitchen. This style’s main feature is artistic tiles, balanced by soothing, natural colored walls, floors, and textures, capturing the elegance of Mediterranean culture. For an accent that brings in the Mediterranean Sea colors, use bold, teal shades of blue and green for a kitchen island or countertop.
Mediterranean style kitchens typically incorporate natural materials and hardwood. On floors, the wood is usually in lighter shades to create a sandy, beachy vibe. On cabinets use high-quality wood, like cherry, either left in natural tones or brightly painted for a pop of color. Hardwood furniture will tie the kitchen together, either with the wood left in its natural state or painted to brighten up the space.
Pedini’s Vintage kitchen collection brings a contemporary flair to the Mediterranean kitchen style, with a variety of color and finish options that offer simple elegance and a natural vibe.
2. Tuscan Style Kitchen
Tuscan style kitchens feature natural woods and metals. They often have a “classic” or “antique” feel with moldings and other adornments. Colors are inspired by the sea, sun and sky, teal blues and greens, and yellow shades.
Attention to detail is key in this style, and adding tile backsplash with adornments or beautiful stonework is an excellent way to enhance the kitchen and bring in Tuscan elements. Hardwood cabinets in reds, blues, or yellows will make your kitchen pop.
Tiles made from synthetic terracotta or natural stone travertine will bring in an “old world” feel with its unique design and imperfection for floorings. This antique look can also be achieved with distressed wide plank flooring.
3. Modern Italian Kitchen Styles
Modern Italian kitchens feature sleek designs and integrated appliances to beautifully combine style and function. Flat-panel cabinetry and handle-less appliances create sleek shapes. Color patterns are often monochromatic but can be warm or cool tones. There’s minimal texture with the modern kitchen style, and materials used in counters, cabinetry, and backsplashes are smooth. Lacquer is popular for cabinetry and countertops in the contemporary Italian style in both matte and glossy finishes.
Pedini’s Moka kitchen collection is an example of the modern Italian kitchen style. It combines form with function, flexible options, and a wide range of finishes available.
4. Farmhouse Style
The Italian farmhouse style focuses on natural materials and down-to-earth design. Colors are natural, neutral, and warm, such as white, beige, and cream shades. Wooden accents create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Cabinets, chairs, and tables are typically made with hardwood materials like oak, maple, or pine. Adding integrating modern elements with artwork or antique objects can help create a rustic and welcoming feel.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home and should be a place where you can enjoy cooking, relaxing, and entertaining guests. Whether you are looking for a modern kitchen design that feels coastal, classic, or contemporary, an Italian kitchen interior design style will make your space as beautiful as it is functional.