Published at Monday, 28 August 2017 by Fealty Dupont in Kitchen Style, with total 38 digitals.
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.
When it comes to flooring and tile work in European kitchen designs, these aspects tend to adhere to the overall design. Some European kitchens may adopt the individual style flourishes of a particular region or country—for example, Tuscan kitchens often feature terracotta or earth-toned ceramic tile for flooring and backsplashes, as is the custom in that fabled region of Italy. French country kitchens, similarly, may feature natural colors and tones to create a soothing, welcoming atmosphere.
Of course, that doesn't mean that all dark accents are off limits. For example, if you choose dark cabinets, then just be sure to offset the color with a light countertop, neutral wall color and adequate overhead lighting. Dark hardwood floors can be paired with white cabinets and a stainless steel countertop surface.