Tuscan Kitchen Overview: Should You Get One?

Tuscan kitchen styles come from the Italian region with the same name: Tuscany. Lately, the style has gained quite a bit of popularity in the U.S. – and the entire world – mostly due to its ability to bring functionality while looking simple and laid-back. Delicious food is what generally matters to the Tuscans, and these kitchens will mirror this preference. 

What Are the Tuscan Kitchen Elements?

Tuscan kitchens generally use European-style color schemes and accessories, in an attempt to create a rich, warm atmosphere that seems to have aged gently. A Tuscan kitchen will generally use a low light along with warm tones and earthly colors – giving it the countryside appeal that the Tuscan kitchen is popular for. 

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Tuscan kitchens feature a few elements that make them feel, well, “Tuscan.” Here is what you are most likely to find if you end up stepping into one. 

  • Antique tables that you are likely to find in farmhouses as well
  • Cookware made out of copper
  • Black iron, along with wrought iron fixtures and other similar accessories
  • Rustic relics that have been made out of copper, bras, pewter, or bronze
  • Brick flooring or terracotta
  • Travertine tile backsplash
  • Rich, warm tones and colors, mostly the earthly type
  • Accent brick wall

Tuscan kitchens feature elements that make you feel like home – the kind of kitchen that will remind you of a rustic yet elegant kitchen in the countryside. If you love admiring the details and do not like the look that modern, metallic kitchens give you, then you might want to try out the Tuscan kitchen style.

How to Reap from the Tuscan Kitchen

Brick fireplaces are a pretty common occurrence in Tuscan kitchens, along with decorative Italian backsplashes and hooded stoves. You are also very likely to see oversized sinks that have copper fixtures, and hanging pops are favorites as well. Not only does it feel “Tuscan,” but at the same time, it adds to the simplicity that Tuscan kitchens adhere to. 

Since Italian meals are a great part of Tuscan life, the same creativity allows you to work up with your kitchen style. If you want to get the vibe of a Tuscan kitchen, you might want to add elements that you would naturally find in such a home – and in this case, we do not necessarily talk about furniture.

Instead, work on your displays and your accessories. Try putting your olive oil, wine, and spices on display, giving people the actual feeling that they have stepped into a Tuscan kitchen. Candles are also a great addition, as they will further add to that warmth that Tuscan kitchens are popular for.

Wood is among the most popular choices for Tuscan kitchen cabinets, more and more people going for the brown tones. However, if you have a smaller kitchen, white or cream is also quite popular in terms of furniture. Tuscan cabinets tend to have a lot of details, particularly at the knobs. At the same time, they feature wood beans and other details. Most Tuscan cabinets generally tend to feature glass doors so that you can see what is inside the cabinet. 

Tuscan kitchens also have many archways – elements that are generally found within the Mediterranean style. Tile floors are quite popular and more commonly found than wood – but at the same time, a nice alternative would be stone. This would give you the true Tuscan vibe.

In terms of backsplashes, granite and quartz countertops are among the most popular, as they offer a matte look and natural beauty that is mostly specific to Tuscan kitchens. However, most people go for granite, as it maintains its natural beauty – including the flaws 

Final Thoughts

Tuscan kitchens represent a step back from the worldly modernity and a step forward into the countryside of Italy. If you like your kitchen to feature a rather rustic vibe and you want it to pack a lot of details, then the Tuscan design will certainly meet your fancy. 

These kitchens will feature that relatively worn-out look while looking packed with elegance and beauty. A picturesque Tuscan kitchen is what you want to have if you love the warm and casual Italian lifestyle.

Khuwalid Khalid
Contact me at khuwalid.khalid@gmail.com

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