More than 21 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa border the Mediterranean coastline. Over the centuries, a common “Mediterranean” style has taken architectural and decorative influence from them all, namely those of Italy, Spain, Morocco and Turkey. The result is a formal layout with beautiful carved lines and great attention to detail. Dark woods, extensive ornamentation and grand scale are the foundations of the Mediterranean style.Tuscan style cabinetry could be considered a softer sub-style of Mediterranean with focus on the look and feel of a Tuscan villa; bright and sunny, warm and inviting. Often painted in whites or creams, these cabinets tend to be light and monochromatic.