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How To Create A Beautiful Nautical Kitchen 

May 27, 2022
5 min read

Although some prefer to play it safe by sticking to popular interior design trends, others want their homes to reflect their own personality, characteristics and interests. Homeowners that love being by the water, spending time at the beach or sailing in the harbour can showcase these passions by transforming their cooking space into a nautical kitchen.

That being said, designing a nautical themed kitchen isn’t as easy as it sounds; homeowners need to do some research in order to obtain the perfect look. Read on to get a step-by-step guide on how to design a beautiful nautical themed cooking space with quartz countertops from Caesarstone.

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The best nautical theme kitchen guide for residential spaces

Anyone looking to transform their cooking space into a nautical themed kitchen can use the following guide to obtain the coastal, seaside look of their dreams:

Blue is a must-have for nautical kitchens and cooking spaces

Can a space have an authentic nautical theme without using the colour blue? Technically yes, but not using blue makes it difficult for homeowners to pull off a convincing maritime feel.

When it is added into a space tastefully, blue makes a nautical theme pop without being too over-the-top. Given blue’s versatility, homeowners can play around to see what works best to achieve their desired look.

Homeowners looking for their nautical kitchen to have a deep, mysterious appearance should opt for darker shades of blue, while those who want their cooking space to feel bright and welcoming should consider lighter hues.

There are countless ways that homeowners can add blue into their cooking space. Some examples of blue kitchen decor include:

  • Cabinetry 
  • Backsplashes 
  • Art (sculptures, paintings, etc.) 
  • Cooking aprons 
  • Placemats 
  • Rugs 

Make use of striped nautical kitchen decor

Striped decor is an integral part of nautical kitchen designs. Sailors have worn striped uniforms for countless years, so naturally stripes have made their way into nautically-themed interior designs.

When looking for striped nautical kitchen decor, homeowners should focus on small, subtle pieces. Although stripes are ideal for marine-inspired cooking spaces, they can feel overbearing when overused.

One of the best ways to achieve this subtle, yet potent look is to purchase wooden stools with striped cushions (preferably in blue or white). Doing so adds a seaworthy vibe to any space, without making visitors feel like they’re “drowning” in stripes.

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White quartz countertops are a go-to for any nautical kitchen

Few things look as good in nautically-themed kitchens as white quartz countertops. The crisp brightness of the stark white quartz provides a source of much-needed contrast, particularly in spaces that indulge in darker shades of blue.

Homeowners looking to enhance the brightness of their cooking spaces should purchase white quartz countertops with a polished finish. Quartz with a polished finish reflects more light than other types of quartz countertops, making it an ideal choice for small, well-lit spaces.

Aside from being beautiful, quartz countertops also offer the following benefits:

  • Durable 
  • Non-porous 
  • Easy to clean 
  • Environmentally friendly 
  • Scratch, heat and stain-resistant 
  • Long lifespan 

Caesarstone, Canada’s premium quartz countertop manufacturer, offers a wide range of white quartz products with polished finishes. Some examples include:

Add the finishing touches to a nautical kitchen with wood decor

It’s hard to imagine a marina, coastline or beach without the presence of wood. It’s practically everywhere!

With that in mind, it’s easy to see why wood decor is a common feature in nautically-themed kitchen designs — it feels like it belongs. Additionally, wood decor adds a natural beauty to cooking spaces, which goes hand in hand with a seafaring design.

For the best results, homeowners should look for wood that is vintage, upcycled, weathered, etc. Doing so will add an authentic presence to the cooking space. Some common examples of vintage nautical kitchen decor include:

  • Salvaged driftwood 
  • Wooden stools, oars or paddles 
  • Vintage figurines or sailing trinkets 
  • An antique wooden compass 
  • A nautical steering wheel 
  • Wooden cooking utensils 

Homeowners looking to add white quartz countertops into their nautically-themed space should consider a white speckled quartz, like Caesarstone’s 6600 Nougat. 6600 Nougat features chunky, course-grained textures which mimic the appearance of sand. This characteristic, along with the benefits listed above, make products like 6600 Nougat ideal for beach-themed kitchens.

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Where can homeowners find high-quality quartz countertops for their nautically-themed kitchen?

Caesarstone manufactures a wide spectrum of premium quartz countertops for both homeowners and business owners alike. Since the company was founded in 1987, we’ve since come up with a state-of-the-art engineering process that enables our team to craft durable, high-quality countertops made with up to 90% quartz minerals. When a homeowner purchases from Caesarstone, they can rest easy knowing that they’ve invested in high-end products that can stand the test of time.

Homeowners can get an in-person look at their favourite Caesarstone products at their local retailer or showroom. Visiting a showroom or retailer makes it easier for homeowners to make a purchase decision, as they can see how a product looks in real life (as opposed to a picture). This can be the difference between finding a product that “works” and a product that “works“.

Those that can’t visit a retailer or showroom can make use of Caesarstone’s 3D interactive visualizer tool. This innovative tool allows prospective buyers to compare various products without leaving the comfort of their home.

However, homeowners should note that Caesarstone does not install or repair quartz countertops in residential or commercial spaces. Homeowners and business owners can speak with an experienced professional if they need help installing and/or repairing their quartz countertops.