Do you love the tropical look and feel of the Caribbean, and want to incorporate that same style into your kitchen? Then read on as we share three easy steps to help you design a Caribbean style kitchen you’re sure to love!
1. It’s All About Color
As you begin the decorating process, you will soon realize the Caribbean Islands have been influenced by a multitude of different design styles over time. You will see traces of Dutch, English, French, Spanish, and African design all rolled up into one. Things tend to be more eclectic, but somehow it still works, and looks good.
When it comes to choosing color, the brighter the better! One way to translate the Caribbean style into your kitchen design is to incorporate colorful and beautiful mosaic tiles on a backsplash, countertop, or floor.
For color on the walls, paint the walls in bright blues, yellows, greens, or oranges. Don’t be afraid to paint a wall in one bright color and a second wall in another bright color. Add in some fun vibrant area rugs, and you’re off to a good start with pulling off this style.
2. Mix And Match Your Furniture Styles
As we mentioned before, the Caribbean has been influenced by many different styles, so selecting furniture that doesn’t match is acceptable. In the end it will all come together, and it gives you the desired look and feel of an authentic Caribbean style kitchen.
When heading out to the store to choose furniture that will go into your kitchen, look for a dining set that has more of a casual, lived-in style with light and airy distressed woods for tables and chairs.
If your budget allows for installing new kitchen cabinets, our Newport White and Dakota White kitchen cabinet collections provide a clean, crisp, look that is perfect for a Caribbean style kitchen. Finish off your kitchen cabinet design by adding a little extra sparkle to your cabinets with our Lille Knobs Collection. Like what you see? Stop by and check out more of our beautiful kitchen cabinets and hardware collection online!
3. Have Fun And Accessorize
Compliment your Caribbean style kitchen by adding in an extra level of detail with some fun and colorful accessories.
On your next trip to your local housewares store, look for brightly colored pots, pans, and cooking utensils that you can incorporate into the design of your kitchen. Take it a step further and add some colorful plates, glasses, placemats, and hand towels to finish off the look.
Place a few tropical plants and flowers around your kitchen to help bring out a little Caribbean style charm.
Before you know it you’ll be ready to entertain family and friends in your new kitchen and cook them a hearty meal that will be sure to give them “A Taste of the Caribbean!”
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