Tuscan Kitchen Design

Get ideas and inspiration for Tuscan kitchen design, and prepare add this warm and welcoming style to your kitchen space.

Italian Kitchen With Brick Ceiling, Green Cabinets & Terra Cotta Floor

Tuscan Kitchen With Sage Cabinets and Brick Ceiling

This Tuscan Italian kitchen features an arched brick ceiling, sage green cabinets and a terra cotta tile floor. The finishing touches, like the hanging copper pots, pull this design together.

Italy's fabled Tuscany region is legendary for its beauty, food and wine culture, and distinctive architecture—a rustic mix of natural, sunny hues and textures that's reflected in Tuscan kitchen design as well as Mediterranean kitchen design and other Italian kitchen designs.

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Yellow and Green Country Kitchen

Blue Coastal Kitchen

Multicolored Arts-and-Crafts Kitchen

Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

Green and Brown Arts-and-Crafts Kitchen

Creamy White Country Kitchen

Yellow and Green Country Kitchen

Mixed-Color Mediterranean Kitchen

Transitional Stainless Steel Kitchen

Black and Brown Traditional Kitchen

Brown Wood Old-World Kitchen

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Neutral Traditional Kitchen With Island

Gibbs Smith, Farrow and Ball, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

Mixed-Color Tuscan Kitchen

Cherry and Emerald Modern Zen Kitchen

Black Contemporary Kitchen With Island

Brown and Neutral Tuscan Country Kitchen

Neutral and Brown Contemporary Kitchen

Gray Mediterranean Kitchen

Cherry and White Traditional Kitchen

Red Modern Kitchen

Green Transitional Kitchen

Brown Kitchen With Contemporary and Rustic Elements

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Arts and Crafts Kitchen With Yellow Cabinets

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Abe Jerome

Neutral and Blue Rustic Kitchen

Copper and Cherry Kips Bay Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen With Vaulted Ceiling

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Contemporary Kitchen With Island

Blue Rustic Kitchen

Brown Modern Kitchen and Dining Room

White Arts-and-Crafts Kitchen

White Cottage Kitchen With Reclaimed Wood

Brown Old-World Kitchen

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Brown Transitional Kitchen

Black-and-White Transitional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

White Cottage Kitchen

White & Gray Country Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

Red Contemporary Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

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White Contemporary Kitchen

Brown Traditional Kitchen

Turquoise Transitional Kitchen

White and Gray Modern Kitchen

Beige Eclectic Kitchen

Turquoise Tropical Galley Kitchen

Gibbs Smith, Barry Dixon Interiors, Brian D Coleman, Edward Addeo (photographer) Photo Credit: Edward Addeo View original photo.

White Traditional Kitchen

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Ben Herzog

White and Red Traditional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen With Island

Green and White Modern Kitchen

Brown and White Traditional Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

White Country Kitchen

Black-and-White Modern Kitchen

Beige Transitional Kitchen

Beige Old-World Kitchen

Brown & Gray Modern Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

Mixed-Color Contemporary Kitchen

Transitional White Kitchen

Beige Eclectic Kitchen

White Contemporary Galley Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen With Island Seating

White Contemporary Kitchen

White and Stainless Steel Modern Kitchen

Neutral Modern Kitchen

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Yellow Transitional Kitchen

White Transitional Kitchen

Black-and-White Transitional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

White Open Contemporary Kitchen

White and Gray Transitional Kitchen

White Transitional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

Transitional Kitchen With Wood, Stainless & Marble

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

Brown Contemporary Kitchen

Brown and White Traditional Kitchen

White & Gray Kitchen With Farmhouse Table

Neutral Old-World Kitchen With Island

White Contemporary Shaker Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen With Warm Wood Tones

Brown and White Contemporary Kitchen

Warm, White Traditional Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen With Island

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Gioi Tran

Cool Gray Contemporary Kitchen

Urban Kitchen With Green Tile and Light Wood

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Ben Herzog

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

Espresso and Stainless Contemporary Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

Brown Transitional Kitchen With Tile Backsplash

Green and Brown Contemporary Kitchen

Andrew Bruah View original photo.

White Transitional Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

Neutral Transitional Kitchen With Island

White Townhome Kitchen

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Ben Herzog

If you're embarking on a kitchen remodel or installing a brand new kitchen and your design style tends towards the warm and welcoming, a Tuscan kitchen may just be the right style for your home.

Many Tuscan kitchen designs feature the trademark colors of the region, which reflect the rich soil, abundant sunshine and rolling green hills of Tuscany. Colors like ocher, burnt orange, terracotta, soothing yellows and Mediterranean blues are commonly employed to invoke the relaxed, luxurious attitude of Tuscany. Tuscan-style kitchens also tend to feature surfaces that are matte or distressed, rather than sleek, shiny or modern in appearance—this design style definitely suggests a "lived in, well-used and well-loved" vibe, with particular attention paid to cooking implements, which are often lovingly displayed. The prevailing theme is comfort and relaxed elegance in a space that feels more like a vacation villa than a place to visit hurriedly each morning before rushing out the door to join the rat race.

Natural light often gets great emphasis in Tuscan-style kitchen designs, whether filtered through semi-translucent curtains, or windows with no curtains at all. If there are window coverings, they will often be light, bright and airy. Other natural features, from furniture to flora, are common—window boxes bursting with flowers and rustic tables and benches of raw wood can often be found in Tuscan kitchen designs. Ceilings may feature exposed wood beams, and countertops will almost always sport matte stone, as opposed to gleaming, high-gloss granite or ceramic. Cabinets are generally made form high-quality, natural wood, stained or painted in light colors to continue the light, bright, natural feel.

Backsplashes are a great way to incorporate lively design flourishes in a Tuscan kitchen design, with mosaic tile and terracotta being popular choices for materials. Matte finishes may generally prevail over glossy ones in Tuscan kitchen designs, but backsplashes are one area where there may be an opportunity to add a little shine to the design, breaking up an otherwise earthy, laid-back feel with some gleam.

Floors in a traditional Tuscan kitchen design are often made from terracotta tile, marble or ceramic tile in sandy, natural colors and finishes. Furniture may sport a hand-painted or distressed look, to continue the relaxed, lived-in, warm and welcoming feel of a classic Tuscan kitchen.

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