Elegant Tuscan Kitchen Wall Colors
Tuscan kitchen immediately conjures images of Italy and sunlight and warmth. Tuscany a region in north central Italy is known as a warm place almost year round an Tuscan kitchen should reflect this. If you want to create a Tuscan kitchen, then you need choose some wall colors. There is not one Tuscan kitchen color palette but many, and, with the right choices, you can create this feeling in your own kitchen. Tuscan kitchen walls should reflect the age of the centuries-old farmhouses and villas they are mimicking. These walls were often stone covered in plaster or stucco and painted. Over the years they took on the patina that age brings. Duplicating the colors of antique Tuscan walls can be accomplished in a number of ways. Layers of different colors combine with the texturing process to produce an authentic look. Paint the textured wall with a base coat of umber and add a layer of white. While the paint is still wet, tap it with a sponge for an antique look. Combine a muted shade of gold with light beige. Paint the wall and, while the paint is still wet, draw the brush through it to mimic places the paint has worn off to expose the plaster underneath.
Accent your Tuscan kitchen walls with rich colors. Choose the lush burgundy of a bottle of red wine for the deep windowsills of an Italian farmhouse; paint the rest of the window trim sunflower yellow. Highlight the bottom half of a cream-colored wall with the bright red of a ripe tomato. Accent a soft yellow wall with grass green cupboards. Borrow the bright blues from a ceramic tile for the ceiling’s crown moldings.