Transport your kitchen design to Tuscany

If you've been searching for kitchen design ideas to transport you to another country, why not try Italy? Tuscan decor is warm and inviting, and the rustic feel is appealing to many homeowners. If you want the kitchen to be the heart of your home, incorporate these Tuscan elements into your remodel:

 A Tuscan-inspired kitchen

A Tuscan-inspired kitchen

To make you feel as if you're standing in the home of an old-world Italian family, you'll want to install kitchen cabinets with intricate designs and wood with warm, golden hues. Cherry is often a nice choice because it comes in a moderate range of grain patterns and colors.

Ceramic tiles are a well-known design element in Italy, so to truly capture the essence of Tuscany you'll need to incorporate them as a part of your backsplash. Whether they are terracotta or painted doesn't matter - choose the design that speaks to you. Glass tiles in blue and green can also be particularly striking.

When choosing paint colors, it's best to stay away from anything in cool or dark shades, such as purple. Instead, opt for warm hues like gold, yellows and ivories - the next time you're in your kitchen you'll think you're in an Italian villa.