Ideas for Creating a Country Style Kitchen




Bring a warm and welcoming style to your home with these country kitchen ideas. If your style leans towards rustic, vintage, or country, here’s the inspiration on how to bring this charming look to your kitchen design.


A kitchen that feels warm, inviting, and comfortable with a natural appearance is known as a country style kitchen. This design falls into the category of traditional styles where cabinetry provides the signature look. Its inspiration may range from the rural French countryside to English country homes. 



Sentimental value


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Kitchens inspired by the countryside evoke nostalgia. Homey coziness, family meals, and shared moments all have sentimental value. They remind us of our grandmother’s kitchen, where culinary traditions were always a treasure. 


Country-style kitchens are set around an inviting warmth that makes guests and family feel welcomed and relaxed. In sum, country-style kitchens remind us of what it’s like to be “at home”.



Country cabinets


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Cabinet styles with features such as raised-panels and decorative panels that have elements like stained glass are often a part of traditional kitchens. These features give warmth and character to cabinets and allow you to show off your collectibles and your taste. While ornate or glazed cabinetry can polish your country kitchen, crown molding adds a traditional element. This particular look is often seen in French country kitchens.


If you prefer a more contemporary country-style look, there’s a way to do that too. Combining Shaker cabinets with traditional elements can be a very effective way to have a country-style kitchen with a twist. Adding a farmhouse sink, natural wood elements, and antique collectibles will do the trick.




Shades of the countryside


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The color palette of a traditional country kitchen is soft and subdued. These colors come from provincial landscapes and add a special charm. Muted and earthy tones add warmth to any country kitchen and work well on big visual spaces like kitchen cabinets or tile backsplashes. 


For a traditional muted and earthy color palette, colors like gray, tan, beige, or light brown are a good place to start. Country kitchens are also no stranger to rich tones like espresso brown or hunter green.



Brass, copper, and exposed wood


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The use of brass or copper elements in your kitchen adds sophistication to your home. Traditionally, the hanging of cookware was a purely functional design. And now, hanging copper pots for display in your country kitchen can be both gorgeous and functional.


Wood surfaces are very common in country kitchens too. Reclaimed wood bears traces of its previous life which makes it perfect for this setup. Exposed ceiling beams, wooden countertops, or wooden furniture are great ways to add rustic elements to your home kitchen.





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A country-style kitchen is a place meant to be lived in. It has a down-to-earth appeal with practical design features and comforting design elements. Anyone who enters this kitchen with the desire for a cozy cup of tea and a warm slice of apple pie has come to the right place.


If you’d like to have a country style kitchen with Shaker cabinets, Nelson Cabinetry can offer you their white and gray collection. But if you’d like to go with raised panel cabinets, you have a choice between chateau white and midnight espresso cabinets. A free 3D kitchen design is available for either one of these options.