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9 Elements of Spanish Revival Kitchens

If you like the look of warm, welcoming old-world homes, Spanish Revival might be the style for you. We’ve already explored some of the classic architectural and interior elements of this type of design.

Now, let’s take a peek inside some kitchens to see how the style is expressed in the heart of the home.

1. Flared hood

Curves are seen in Spanish style, from arches to scroll patterns, so it is not surprising that the hoods are often flared in shape. This one is made from sheetrock, with cast stone trim and corbels.

2. Dark walnut cabinets with ornamentation

Most antique Spanish furniture was made from walnut and had decorative details like rope and beaded trim. The wood on this hood ties it to the rest of the cabinetry.

Here is an unusual corner refrigerator which looks like a piece of furniture.

4. Hand-painted tile

Elaborate hand-painted tile adds color and style to this backsplash. I love how the red in this pattern matches the cabinetry and range knobs. This tile is from Fillmore Clark.

Here’s some fun tile in a bar area from Latin Accents.

5. Oil-rubbed bronze finish

The dark brown aged look of oil rubbed bronze works well in a Spanish kitchen. This finish is seen on faucets as well as hardware.

6. Arched cooking alcoves

The stove is the heart of the Spanish kitchen. If space permits, a large cooking alcove would make a great focal point.

7. Wooden ceiling beams

This architectural detail is often found throughout the house. And how about that cozy cooking alcove?

8. Wrought iron work

This white kitchen is fresh and dramatic contrasted with the black stone counters and dark aged wood plank floor. The wrought iron work in the gate, the six lantern island pendant and cabinet inserts are hints that there is some Spanish influence in this space.

9. Saltillo floor tiles

Terracotta tiles really warm up this kitchen and relate to the wooden ceiling beams.

Tip: True saltillo tiles are porous and break easily, so a more practical choice is Saltillo-look concrete or high fired porcelain tile. Arto Brick carries a concrete line called Artillo.

What do you think? Could Spanish Revival be the style for you?

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