Kitchen trends come and go, but there are a few that tend to stay the course, remaining popular regardless of whatever trends are currently hot. One of these designs is the Tuscan style kitchen. To achieve this look, lots of natural materials – including stone – in a palette that picks up the colors of the Tuscan countryside need to be used.
Because of the emphasis on natural materials and colors, stone is the optimal choice for flooring, countertops, and backsplashes in the Tuscan kitchen. Opting for honed, tumbled, chiseled, and textured surfaces that showcase the natural beauty of the stone can also be beneficial in achieving this look.
Consider using the following stones to help bring out the colors and textures so important to the Tuscan look:
For floors, look for travertine or limestone tiles laid in a Versailles pattern. Consider either a Travertine Noce for its rich, dark chocolate tones, or a limestone like Jerusalem Gold that will bring a warm golden hue to the entire room.
For the counter, consider using a richly veined granite in a golden hue. Stones like Golden River or Golden Wood, along with darker stones such as Cyclone granite have a lot of natural variation to them that will catch the eye. Stones like these work well polished or honed if you want to soften the look of the room.
For the backsplash, you may want to introduce other colors in Tuscan palette. Colors such as pine green and sky blue make beautiful accents here, so using a blend of stones in a mosaic that includes some Verde Mare and some Azul Celeste along with light colors like Giallo Mediteranno can help bring the room to life by introducing some much needed cool tones to the design.
Tuscan kitchens remain popular for a reason. Their focus on natural materials and colors ties in well with today’s kitchen trends to help create a timeless style. Consider introducing some of these stones into your Tuscan kitchen to produce this warm and inviting look.