Design Tips for a Southwestern Style Kitchen
It’s easy to fall in love with the styles and designs of the American Southwest. After all, the area has influences from Native American groups in addition to influence from Spain and Mexico. This style might be easier to come by in Arizona or New Mexico, but if you’re embarking on a kitchen remodel, you can adopt this style, too.
Warm ceramic tiles are the perfect touch for your kitchen floor. Tiles are durable and can put up with heavy traffic, and it’s remarkably easy to keep clean. Simply sweep as needed and run a wet mop over the area every now and again. Choose tiles with a warm tone—browns and reddish hues can create a cozy atmosphere.
The Southwest, as we mentioned, has its roots in Pueblo culture, as well as Mexican culture. As a result, the color palette has its own flair. Warm tones such as desert hues and reds are right at home, and colors such as the greens from cacti, yellows, and oranges reminiscent of the sunset, and turquoise, which is found in abundance in the area.
Hand Painted Backsplash
In the kitchen, the backsplash is a place where you can really play with color, and it’s a great way to share a bit of personality. Hand-painted tiles will fit into your kitchen, and if you have the money in your budget, a large backsplash will make a big impact. If not, use hand-painted tiles for accent pieces surrounded by swaths of solid colors.
Avoid stainless steel and bright whites—instead, go with warmer whites or even color, depending on your overall palette.
One small aspect to kitchen remodels will actually make a huge impact on the overall aesthetic of the kitchen, and that’s hardware. Hardware is sort of like the jewelry of the kitchen, and if it’s out of place, people will notice. Avoid finishes like chrome or nickel. Try finishes that have a more rustic appeal, such as antique bronze or copper.
Niron Depot has a fantastic showroom where you can see the perfect tile, cabinets, hardware, and more for your kitchen. Contact us today and schedule an appointment.