The rich colors and textures of Europe’s Mediterranean region have become popular in architectural and interior design the world over. The style comes from Spain, Greece and Italy, with some variance between the cultures. Spanish style could include a Moorish or Moroccan influence, with wrought iron, patterned tiles, stucco walls, and bright textiles such as kilims.The Greek aesthetic takes its cues from the sea, with lots of deep blues, crisp aquas, and turquoises mixing with white plaster walls and whitewashed floors. Stately columns and pillars in Greek Revival style hark back to the architecture of the Parthenon and other classic structures. Italian-style Mediterranean design features plenty of earthy materials, such as terracotta, clay tiles, and rustic wood beams. Mediterranean style can be as grand as a palatial Tuscan villa or as homey as a rustic kitchen with wood burning oven and family-style dining table.