Country Kitchen Designs – French & Cottage

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The heart of every home lies in a kitchen and a country kitchen is very spot-on. Country kitchens are known to have stood the test of time, and are a favorite for families to eat, relax, and enjoy.

Recently, country kitchens are being redefined to fit with the new way of living and modern tastes, even though the traditional set-up is still loved by families.

In this article, we will take a look at 35+ designs for a country kitchen. However, let’s touch on the basic elements of country kitchens.

The Materials

Materials such as wood and granite are used in a country kitchen, with a focus to create an appealing kitchen through fine craftsmanship. Stenciling and vintage signage are elements used in traditional country kitchen set-ups.

Colors

Colors such as white, beige, grey, and cream, and rich colors like olive, gold, and deep red, are great for country kitchens. You can also blend a bright, pastel color palette.

Patterns

Plaid blankets or tweed are patterns used in traditional country kitchen set-ups. However, there are many patterns that may be implemented. In a rustic room, nature prints, a mixture of stripes, and florals can be used.

Antique Details

A country kitchen that is modern doesn’t need this, but a traditional set-up requires antique details. You can change your furniture or change cabinet knobs for antique knobs . Also, clocks, signs, and vases, are details that can be added.

An important factor here is that there is no need to purchase antique pieces spanking new. At a local shop (second-hand) or op store, you will find genuine pieces or antique that you may refurbish or reuse.

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Country Kitchen Designs #1. Display Everything

Due to the large space in country kitchens, you can display all that you have. Hang your cookware, including your beautiful pots, pans, and cutlery. Anything that is worth hanging should be hung. These details will make all the difference.

#2. Mix Wood and White Color

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This combination is breathtaking. The design above will give you an idea of how to stack plates, mugs, and bowls in floating shelves that are painted white. Timber benches pair nicely with white accents. You can display a few appliances and mugs on the table.

Country Kitchen Designs #3. White Rangehood

Country kitchens are made for cooking up a storm. You’ll certainly be able to do that with a statement rangehood like this one. The all-white design is chic and modern, while the little touches of timber and wood, with the exposed ceiling beam and utensils, add a nice rustic touch.

#4. Marble and Wood

A benchtop made of marble is a beautiful addition that will transform a country kitchen with modern designs. I love this design, and I think the geometric shapes and straight lines in the wood inject character.

Country Kitchen Designs #5. Olive Tones

This is a color that you’ve probably seen a lot of lately because it’s one of the most popular choices this year. It comes with good reason because it looks beautiful! This country kitchen is fairly traditional, but the sleek finish gives it a modern touch. The vase of fresh flowers on the dining table introduces homeliness to this otherwise cool room.

#6. Light and Bright Country Kitchen

If you want a modern, clean, and all-white kitchen, then this is the choice for you. The detailing on the white cabinets make them very French-chic, and the stone countertop adds a touch of texture and warmth.

Country Kitchen Designs #7. Display Your Fruits

There is enough space to display all your fruits and vegetables in your favorite bowls and fruit stands. This will introduce a homey feeling and helps to spice up your home.

#8. Dark Timber Country Kitchen

Make a statement by using dark timber for both your kitchen island and flooring. You can create contrast by using different colors for your kitchen cupboards and shelves. In this kitchen, the island is sleek white timber, the far-right cupboards are a slick black timber, and the shelves above on the far left are a bright white.

Country Kitchen Designs #9. Vintage Island

Combine the old with the new with a vintage island. This is one way to make your modern country kitchen a little more traditional. If you’re on a budget or after something a little bit unique, you can find pieces like this at your local thrift store. Simply sand down the timber and paint it the color of your choice.

#10. Open Shelves

Open shelves will bring practicality to your kitchen. This simple kitchen’s open shelves show a mixture of white plates and bowls, plus mixing bowls, cooking pots, and a few canisters of sugar and flour.

Country Kitchen Designs #11. Marble Rangehood

Add some color and texture to a country kitchen with a marble rangehood like this one. The stainless steel oven, timber drawers, and flooring create the perfect contrast.

#12. Brass Hardware

Brass hardware is suitable to make your kitchen attractive! White cabinets add beauty, as well as the benchtop. The cupboard molding adds detail and brings the touch of “country” to this kitchen.

Country Kitchen Designs #13. Mismatching Chairs

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Let different styles of chairs surround a kitchen table. Take this design, for example. There are timber chairs with a rattan leather chair, and black timber chairs. You can put black stools underneath the table. You can change your dining and kitchen space, however you want it.

#14. Add Flowers

Make your kitchen instantly more country-looking by adding fresh flowers by the dozen! Wild, unstructured florals and greenery will make your space look homier while adding a touch of color and style.

Country Kitchen Designs #15. Brick splashback

Have you ever seen a splashback like this one? My bet is that you haven’t! This Chicago brick starts from the benchtop and continues right up to the ceiling for a dramatic effect. It also adds glowing warmth to this otherwise cool space.

#16. Deep Green Aga Stove

This can change the outlook of country kitchens. It works best for cottage country kitchens. You may add modern tastes and touch to further refine it.

Country Kitchen Designs #17. French Country Kitchen

Escape to the French countryside with a gorgeous blue-and-white kitchen like this one. Decorate your space with mismatched pieces, like colored pots and pans on the walls, mosaic tiles, hanging woven baskets, and a bunch of fresh pink roses. Now, imagine your home teeming with people as you cook up a storm for your guests in the kitchen!

#18. Dark and Clean

If you like to keep things a little less vintage and a lot more modern, then this is the country kitchen design for you. The dark colors and brass finishes make this cabinetry very modern, while the freestanding white sink adds a traditional country touch.

The open shelves filled with watering cans, vases, bowls, and jugs, plus the flowers and greenery makes this reminiscent of a French country kitchen.

Country Kitchen Designs #19. Mix Surfaces

This is not your stock-standard kitchen, because it doesn’t stick to the same textures, colors, or surfaces throughout. In fact, it breaks the rules, and I’m up for it! The cabinets are in a very light green, while the benchtop is a dark black marble-style material. The middle bench has a timber top, while the rest of the room is light and natural.

#20. Mosaic Tile Splashback

Give country kitchens a touch of Mediterranean style by installing a gorgeous colorful splashback like this one. I love how the shapes in the pattern are so unique, and the brass wall lamps look fantastic on this design.

Country Kitchen Designs #21. Display Your Plates

In a traditional country kitchen, “less is more” isn’t a thing. These kind of designs go by the “more is more” mantra. Just take this large kitchen, for example. The benches are filled with flowers, fruits, and vegetables, and cooking essentials.

But the heroes of the show are the blue-and-white dishes that line the top shelves of the kitchen. If you need to recreate this style, think about what items you can put on display.

#22. Include Copper

Copper can change the look of your country kitchen, be it new or old collectibles. You should consider this.

Country Kitchen Designs #23. Island Bench

You’ve got to have an island bench in a country kitchen. It brings warmth, simplicity, and provides the aura of homeliness.

#24. Statement Lights

You can include some pizazz using statement lighting. These light shades add character to a kitchen. Not to mention that they complement the brass tapware! If you want to add style with lighting, ensure that you merge the color and design in another part of the kitchen.

Country Kitchen Designs #25. Traditional White Sink

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How gorgeous is this little corner of the kitchen? I love this sink so much, and it would look perfect in a French country kitchen.

#26. Show Off Your Cutlery

Country kitchens provide you with the necessary space to show off. Your cutlery can also be shown off. This kitchen is a great example of this style, with cutlery sitting just above the sink, and knives hanging on the right. It adds a lived-in feel to your home.

Country Kitchen Designs #27. Timber/Black Color

Enjoy this kitchen made with timber and black. This style requires two colors. In this case, there’s the cabinets which are black and the rangehood. The floors made of timber, the benchtops, and the woven baskets add character to the kitchen.

#28. Green and Gold

These two colors are a match made in heaven. While gold looks good with nearly every color, green makes it pop! Both green and gold look so good with white as a base. This makes for a very versatile design where you can pair white tiled walls, a white bench and a white fridge, with dark green cabinetry and brass touches.

Country Kitchen Designs #29. Natural Timber

Take a country kitchen back to the essentials by using timber. I love how the timber flooring in this design complements the timber cabinetry. The sleek white benches and white island cabinets provide a beautiful finish. Inject color into this space by adding a large bunch of greenery or flowers on your island, and by placing fruit and pot plants around the room.

#30. White Subway Tiles

Subway tiles are well-known, and still in demand. You can use white subway tiles. I particularly love how they have dark grout in between them, which comes together nicely with the sleek grey cabinets. The little hanging print on the wall, pot plants, cake stand, and canisters, add a homely feel to the kitchen.

Country Kitchen Designs #31. White Décor

There’s nothing more country style than white kitchenware. Plus, the color scheme in this space is perfect – there’s dark grey, silver, and plenty of white.

#32. Practical Island

How great is this kitchen island? No, really – take a good look at it. It’s such a practical storage solution because it’s got room for almost anything! There are two large open spaces on either side for holding larger dishes and pots, plenty of cabinets and drawers, and a huge timber benchtop, which is perfect for preparing food (and decorating with flowers!)

Country Kitchen Designs #33. Chalkboard Menu

A timber enclosed chalkboard is great for country kitchens. You can plan out your menu for the week, make a note of your shopping list, or even write your household chores.

#34. Make Space for Everyone

The great thing about country kitchens is that they are designed with entertaining in mind. So, if you have a big family or simply like to have a lot of guests around on a Sunday afternoon, make sure you have room for everyone.

One simple way to do this is by installing an overhanging timber benchtop and adding bench seats underneath. You can also buy stackable stools that you can leave packed away in a corner or cupboard to bring out when you have a full house!

Country Kitchen Designs #35. Exposed Stone

You can make a modern country kitchen rustic by retaining any exposed bricks or timber that are a part of your original home design. This makes your space feel a lot more natural, while adding character and detail.