Pueblo Home: Southwestern Kitchen at its Finest

I stumbled across this beautiful southwestern kitchen on Su Casa. Located in New Mexico near Taos, this Pueblo style home is bright and airy. The bright colors in the kitchen invigorate and inspire creativity, making it the perfect cooking environment. There is so much we can learn from this kitchen and inexpensively implement into our currents kitchens, I just had to share.

southwestern kitchen

Picture via Su Casa

While this southwestern kitchen may seem impossible to achieve, you can easily and inexpensively bring elements from this kitchen into your home.

The beautiful complementary color scheme (yellow, red, and turquoise) brightens up this kitchen. This color scheme is perfect for north or east facing rooms because the natural light tends to be cooler. To recreate this in your home, look for tan or cream paint with yellow undertones then add splashes of turquoise and red with tile, artwork, and fun kitchen accessories.

Picking the right color scheme is just the first step. Are you ready for five more steps to recreating this beautiful kitchen in your home?

Five Steps to Recreate this Stylish Southwestern Kitchen:

1. Add knotty pine cabinets if you have the option to update your cabinets. If not, there are several great tutorials floating around Pinterest that will help you stain or paint your cabinets.

2. Update your cabinet hardware. Think of iron scrollwork seen in hacienda decorating. This will add a little rustic, southwestern style to your kitchen. Bronze and copper would look stunning with pine cabinets and a warm color scheme. Here are two of my favorites from Home Depot:

Hacienda style kitchen hardware, drawer pulls

Iron Drawer Pull from Home Depot

southwestern kitchen drawer pull

Scroll Iron Drawer Pull from Home Depot

3. Think red and turquoise tile for your new kitchen backsplash. This will add a pop of color and look very southwestern. To find just the right shade of turquoise, take a great piece of turquoise jewelry shopping with you and try to match tile to it.

4. Add pressed tin tile to your cabinets. This will make everyone stop and say “wow”.

Pressed tin southwestern cabinets

Southwestern pressed tin cabinet inserts. Picture via Su Casa.

Southwestern inspired pressed tin tile

Pressed Tin Tile from Home Depot

5. Find some unique pieces of southwestern pottery or baskets. This is the perfect time to bring in splashes of red and turquoise. Is it time to update your place settings? Consider this beautiful set from Lone Star Western Décor.

Southwestern dining set

Southwestern Mesa Pottery Dinnerware  from Lone Star Western Decor

Now it is time to start updating your kitchen. To keep from blowing your budget, pick one or two updates that you think would make the most impact. Sometimes something as simple as updating kitchen towels or trading out the hardware is all you need. Remember to shop around for tile, paint, and hardware to make sure you are getting the best deal.

Be sure to check out Su Casa for more pictures of this beautiful Pueblo style home and to read the inspiration behind building it.

What update are you planning to make in your southwestern kitchen?

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