Old World Kitchen Styles
Old World kitchens—with their large cooking hearths or grottos and distressed, unfitted cabinets—trace their look to pre-17th century Europe. Often painted, the raised panel cabinetry should feature elements like cracking, beadboard, dish and cup racks, valence legs, and flushed toes.
Expect to see:
- Furniture-look cabinetry
- Stone walls and/or floors
- Pewter or copper accents
- Mosaic tiles
- Brick or plaster walls
- Deep, rich colors
Appliances hidden behind panels
Tuscan: With a softer, more feminine design, Tuscan kitchens rely on natural materials. While the cabinets are often painted in whites, creams or earth-tone yellows or browns, they tend to be monochromatic.
Other Old World styles: Italian Villa, French Chateau, Normandy cottage, Dutch cottage, medieval, Gothic, Mediterranean, Castle