Mediterranean-style cuisine: 8 design tips

Mediterranean style kitchen design

On the one hand, the Mediterranean style is not the most suitable design option for a kitchen in a city apartment in our cold country, but on the other hand, an abundance of light, natural colors and materials, as well as Mediterranean asceticism in the decoration and décor, when properly used, can perfectly decorate the most "northern" cuisine.

For those who are in search of successful solutions in the decoration and decoration of cuisine in the Mediterranean style, we have compiled a small list of tips, accompanied by a selection of inspiring photos.

Tip 1. We trim the apron with ceramic tiles with tiles.

Mediterranean-style apron

Ceramic tile with majolica and tiles - the business card of the Mediterranean style in the interior. It looks very beautiful, but try to use it in moderation, so as not to overload the space with a motley tile and not to make it too cold. For example, ceramics will be undesirable for floor finishing, but in an apron - it will be both beautiful and practical.

  • Apron from Tunisian majolica

More details: How to choose a tile for the apron: 12 nuances and an overview of popular formats

Tip 2. We select the correct furniture: set, table and chairs.

  • Authentic furniture in the Greek style is made of whitewashed wood without decorations, wooden, as if roughly painted (mostly blue or blue), and also forged (moderately “openwork”) or wicker. Wooden tables massive headsets are desirable, and if the area allows it, maybe without mounted shelves.

Greek style interior cuisine

Mediterranean style kitchen with wooden and wicker furniture

Greek-style kitchen furniture

Mediterranean-style kitchen furniture

  • Furniture in Spanish or Italian style allows for a more elegant woodwork and simple carving, forged and wicker. chairs and tables Also welcome.

Furniture in the interior in the Spanish style

But, adhering to the modern version of the Mediterranean style, you can safely combine wood, forging and wicker rattan with glossy facades, glass, chrome and metal surfaces as shown in the photo below (scroll).

  • Mediterranean cuisine in a modern interpretation

Tip 3. We prefer natural finishing materials or quality imitations.

  • In the decoration of the walls is preferable: decorative plaster, brickwork (or very high-quality imitation), textured plain wallpaper or wallpaper for painting. The walls in the Greek style are most often white, in Spanish - beige, olive, orange, etc.

Imitation of brickwork in the Spanish style kitchen

  • In the decoration of the floor: porcelain stoneware, for example, travertine, ceramic tile also under stone or unpainted clay, as well as wooden flooring, natural solid wood, laminate.


  • It is desirable that the tree on the floor appear bleached and worn;
  • Stone, porcelain and tiles should be heated with a heating system, because while in hot countries these materials give a pleasant coolness, in northern latitudes they bring only discomfort.

Ceramic tiled floor

  • Suitable for ceiling: plaster, matte paint, stretch matte ceiling, the ceiling of wooden wall paneling. For high ceilings, decorative beams are appropriate as a supplement as shown in the photo below.

Mediterranean style decoration

Tip 4. The secret of comfort in the kitchen ... in textiles

Mediterranean-style textile plays a big role. If coziness and beauty of the interior are your priority, then you can decorate the kitchen not only with a tablecloth, curtains, napkins, dirtiers, but also sew chair covers and pillows.

Mediterranean style dining room

Kitchen textiles should be made of bleached and unbleached linen, cotton and calico with patterns, embroidery, ornaments, with floral motifs, in a Vichy cage with images in a marine theme.

The interior of the dining room in the Mediterranean style

Bright carpets and rugs, for example, made from shreds with their own hands will be appropriate.

Carpets in the interior of the kitchen in the Mediterranean style


  • To find a compromise between practicality and beauty of fabrics, choose blended materials, but authentically imitating natural ones;
  • Get a good dome hood and use it whenever you cook.

Tip 5. What should be the curtains?

Suitable Mediterranean-style curtains: wooden / bamboo blinds, soft roll or Roman curtainsor light curtain sheer tulle / chintz / linen.

  • Bamboo curtains in the interior of a Mediterranean-style kitchen

Tip 6. Successful color design - 50% success.

Color options for the design of a Mediterranean-style kitchen:

  • In the monochrome scale (more corresponds to the Spanish and Italian design of the kitchen): a combination of warm natural colors close to each other - the most different shades of beige, yellow, coral, orange and brown.

Mediterranean-style beige interiors

You can freshen up such a “warm” interior with the help of white, green, blue, blue and turquoise.

Spanish style kitchen

Mediterranean-style beige kitchen with blue accents

Mediterranean-style beige kitchen with blue accents

  • In a contrasting range (more suitable for the kitchen in the Greek style): the basis of the interior is made up of white combined with contrasting blue and all its shades from turquoise to blue. Blue-and-white alliance in Greek culture has been assigned a special role since the days of ancient Greece, and, in the interior of the sultry Greek cuisine, such a scale also brings the necessary impulse of freshness and coolness. However, we, the residents of the northern country, have no extra coolness, so try to include more neutral shades - dusty blue or turquoise instead of cold blue - and pick up the warm colors listed above in addition to the white and blue colors.

White and blue Mediterranean style kitchen

The interior of the blue-brown kitchen and dining in the Mediterranean style

Greek-style cuisine in yellow and blue colors

Tip 7. Choose a lamp.

There should be plenty of light in the Mediterranean-style kitchen. The best distribution of its sources is as follows: 1-2 lamps hang right above the dining table, the working area of ​​the kitchen is equipped furniture lightingand the ceiling is chiseled spots.

As for the design of lamps, you can choose models in classical style, country style and Provence, but it is important that they are simple and made from natural materials: glass, wood, metal, fabric, bamboo, rattan, etc. Examples of such lamps are presented in the next selection of photos.

Wicker lamps in the interior of the kitchen

Mediterranean style lamps

Lamps in the interior of the kitchen in the Greek style

Lamps in the interior of the kitchen in the Mediterranean style

Tip 8. Pay attention to details.

The Mediterranean style of the interior, like any other, form the details. Give special attention to the decor and try to choose high-quality things, otherwise they will look like cheap props. On the other hand, the Mediterranean style of the interior implies austere decoration, so you should not overdo it with the number of accessories.

The decor in the interior of the kitchen in the Mediterranean style

  • Decor options: wooden clockabundance indoor plants in clay and wicker pots (the more green the better), thick-walled ceramic dishes, colored glass / ceramic vases, bottles, sachets and bundles of dried herbs, wine coasters, wicker baskets.

Mediterranean style décor

  • The décor and textiles welcome images of lemons, grapes, olive branches, as well as sea scenes, Greek ornaments and patterns of Mediterranean majolica, prints — the Vichy cell and, of course, the blue and white stripes.


  • Going on vacation to Greece, Cyprus, Spain and other Mediterranean countries do not forget to bring souvenirs - sets of oils in bottles, spices in cans, plates painted with majolica and shells, which you can decorate the table as shown in the photo below or with your own hands make them decorative crafts.

Mediterranean style table setting

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