Colonial Kitchen Design
The Colonial kitchen design was the center of all the activities. Here, women did their cooking, children played and read by the light of the fireplace, residents kept warm on cold fall and winter days and family members often slept in front of the hot embers. In fact, it is not much different than today. A Colonial kitchen design also can be as elegant or as casual as one desires. A hanging arrangement of copper pots over a tiled island full of blues, reds and yellows can make a kitchen casual and inviting. Or, if you prefer an air of elegance, you can tone the colors down and go for creamy tiles, warm textures and dark woods. Neutral-colored curtains with elaborate plumes can to the elegance of a space and are traditional of the colonial style. Bright hand-painted tiles in a traditional Native American design are the perfect accent for a kitchen backsplash.