when we talk about a cultural style, It is very important to regard the historical, cultural and social context, because it is the only way you will understand how the local people have adapted to this lifestyle. The Tuscan style is recommended for those who prefer a color palette that reflects the warm earth tones, the heat, the color of rust or bricks, and furniture with Mediterranean influences.
The Tuscan style also has some influences that can be seen in the Spanish or the French style, and it is a style that can be easily identified by anyone. You don’t need to be experts to arrange your homes in this style, as long as you follow some clear guidelines.
The Tuscan colors
This style is popular for the natural warm colors: terracotta, light cream and other shades of the earth, but it is also recommended to use green tones, blue tones which correspond with the cobalt, and also shades of brown and burgundy that remind us of the famous Tuscan wine. You can use for the walls a dirty-white color or a shade of gray, and even blue and green are added especially in hot areas for their visual effect of cooling a space.
You shouldn’t forget about the typical paintings executed in the Pre Renaissance style : the Tuscan landscapes, the flowers, the fruits, or the bottles of wine, can give your kitchen an authentic Tuscan vibe.
The Tuscan furniture
The Tuscan kitchen design involves the use of more pieces of furniture with classic shades. The Tuscan kitchen style is represented by the solid wood furniture, polished surfaces, the stained glass inserts and plenty of accessories – pans with handles, sets of ceramic vases, potted plants, and natural herbs.
The kitchen sink should be made of porcelain or natural stone. The wrought iron and the terracotta containers used for storage space will also play an important role in this style. Tuscan kitchen is complete without a long wooden table, suitable for a large family who likes to celebrate.
When we think of Tuscan kitchen designs, we imagine some place where the finishes are chosen in perfect harmony on the walls, ceiling or floor. Very representative for this style are the floors usually covered with ceramic tiles of different sizes, made of granite, marble or travertine, like a ceramic mosaic.
The Tuscan kitchen design wraps you into an elegant and romantic Italian atmosphere, thus becoming an invitation to relaxation.