Earthy Colors like your browns, yellows, oranges, and beige are the overall colors that you see as the backdrop to these kitchens. Bright pops of color like blues, greens and reds make certain elements of the kitchen stand out and avoid the overall kitchen from looking dull with one color scheme.
Curved Hoods are a major staple to this style. But don't just stop there, geometric shapes aside from your simple straight line also provide the Mediterranean feel and can go anywhere from hardware to the backsplash design.
Painted Tiles are perhaps the most famous element that makes a kitchen Mediterranean or even Tuscan/Spanish. Hand-painted bright mosaic tiles are commonly used as backsplashes and for the walls because they serve as the focal point. Some like to go with patterns and others go for a picture in mosaic-tile form.
Wrought Iron is another famous item for this style, you pretty much never see a Mediterranean kitchen that doesn't have this! The iron mostly takes place as a large classic chandelier or even mesh doors that add a little something of metal.
Exposed Wood Ceilings. Oh my gosh have you seen those ceilings!? They're absolutely amazing and the wood these kitchens have ranges from dark to light surfaces and in different types of wood. If you already have an exposed wood ceiling, you will be ahead of the project! But a good tip to remember though, try to match the cabinets with the wood beams so you have continuity all around.
To sum up what makes a kitchen Mediterranean it's having earthy tones while also having bright pops of color, wood and iron elements, and overall the kitchen has texture.
Til next time,