Mexican Kitchen Design: Growing in popularity at an astounding rate, Mexican kitchens are as bold and spicy as the food and flavors of Mexico. Hot colors and a welcoming cooking environment are essential to achieving an authentic Mexican style kitchen.
A bold & spicy Mexican kitchen with golden adobe walls, rich wood cabinets, blue accents, a combination of tile and concrete countertops, and rich terracotta floors.
Kitchen Color Schemes: Choose lively, dramatic colors to reflect the vibrant character of the heritage and culture of Mexico. Bold, vivid colors such as fiery red cabinets, deep yellow walls, white crackled trim, earthy gold accents, sparkling blue tile, and black granite countertops can add a distinctive Mexican flair to your home. Painting the walls a warm shade of yellow adds a bright and sunny ambiance to the room. A terracotta orange or light-mustard "faux-stone" plaster also looks stunning on the walls.
Mexican Kitchen Accessories: Open-faced cabinets with plates sitting on fabric-covered shelves, a bowl of fruit on the kitchen table, and chili peppers in various displays all make for excellent eye-catching decor in Mexican kitchens. Consider hanging Mexican artwork, decorative sombrero hats, colorfully striped fabric, stained glass, or colorful plates to liven up any bare walls. Other distinctive decorations include talavera kitchen canisters, hand painted clay jugs, Mexican-style salt and pepper shakers, delicately woven tapestry, food baskets, and wrought iron shelves.
Prep Surfaces: Granite is certainly the first choice for countertops, with marble as a second option. The illuminating effect of cobalt blue tiled countertops can be stunning, and multicolored talavera tiles can bring an artful and authentic look to your kitchen.
Flooring: Consider the rustic beauty of terracotta tiles, which are often found in Mexican fiesta kitchens. Wide-planked wood flooring is another excellent choice to add warmth and natural beauty to the overall kitchen.
Mexican Style Kitchens - Video Slideshow:
Kitchen Design Trends: Mexican kitchen designs are becoming ever more popular in the USA as our tastes and cultures blend in the melting pot of America. As a designer, I would expect this style to increase in popularity as more and more people fashion their kitchens into functional works of art with visual themes carrying equal weight to practical needs.
Kitchen Photo Gallery: Below are some pictures of kitchens featuring Mexican inspired designs, along with a highlights video above. If you enjoy the flavor and beauty of these Mexican kitchens, you will probably enjoy the character and culture of Italian, French Country, and Tuscan kitchens as well. Enjoy the photos!