Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Country kitchen design ideas

A country-style kitchen evokes a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for preparing lovely meals. Get some tips on how to pull this cozy design style off...

Texture plays a big role in a country kitchen design. Wood adds an organic element reminiscent of charming farmhouses and cottages.

Color coordination

Infuse your country kitchen with warm colors. Neutral hues such as white, ivory and cream set a clean backdrop, while colors such as pistachio green and light yelloware great ways of introducing a pop of color. A combination of neutral hues and warm tones create a welcoming and laid-back atmosphere but you don't just have to save the color for the walls.Color on kitchen cabinetry, islands, backsplashes, countertops and floors will make for an interesting space while painting or installing a kitchen backsplash in a vibrant hue will make for a fun focal point.

Organic textures

Texture plays a big role in a country-style kitchen. Wood adds an organic element reminiscent of charming farmhouses and cottages so you might want to swap your stone countertops for wooden countertops. Forego stainless steel hardware and fixtures which evoke a more modern feel and opt for charming brass fixtures and hardware instead. You may also use wooden knobs and pulls in lieu of metal handles. 

Cabinetry detail

A country kitchen is characterized by detailed cabinetry. Employ molding and trimming on cabinet doors, whether overhead or under-counter. Use glass-front overhead cabinets for a more airy feel which are also great for storing china collections and decorative dinnerware. If you’re a fan of open shelving, you could also use decorative brackets to make it more interesting. 

Details and ornaments

Charming detail is a must for a country-style kitchen . Mismatched furniture and decorations make for an eclectic country theme while having kitchen items such as pots and pans out on display create a homey vibe and add decorative interest as well. Bring nature indoors with a vase of fresh flowers or an indoor herb garden. These lovely details will complete the look of your country kitchen.  


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