46 Fabulous Country Kitchen Designs & Ideas
Welcome to our gallery featuring a large, varied collection of country-style kitchens.
Country style can range widely depending on the geographical location the home is in, but even the most differing variants of country style have similar elements of design. The kitchens in this collection run the gambit from very rustic country to contemporary country, which employs a brighter color palette.
Country style is so popular in part because it’s such a simple, cozy design style that doesn’t require perfectly matched furniture. Unlike a modern or minimalist design, country kitchens welcome display items like china or baskets. Country style comes in several different variations, each with small changes in details.
The two over-arching types of country style fall on different ends of the spectrum: rustic and contemporary. Rustic country kitchens tend to have more unfinished, natural wood throughout the room. In rustic country kitchens, look for exposed wooden beams, brick accents, and mixed wood tones. In contemporary country kitchens, look for a brighter color palette with accents of red, black, or pristine white.
As mentioned above, country style varies depending on what geographical location you reside in, but the most common geographic country styles are English Country and French Country. Like all country kitchens, English and French country kitchens have a soft, muted color palette and vintage furniture often picked up at a flea market or found in Grandma’s attic. Fabrics in both locations tend to be floral, checked or striped on calico fabric.
However, these two locations have some differing details. While the walls in an English country kitchen are usually wallpapered or stenciled with a toile pattern, the walls are more likely to be wood, brick, or plain in a French country kitchen. Floors are more commonly wood in an English kitchen, while stone or brick floors are more common in a French one.
Accents in an English kitchen include china arranged on a wall or in an open display cabinet, vases of fresh flowers, embroidered rugs, or pine bookcases.
Accents in a French kitchen may include furniture with delicate, subtle carvings, copper pots and woven baskets, iron fixtures, and clear glass vases. You may also see more pottery in a French kitchen, even though it’s an accent common to all country styles.
In any country-style kitchen, look for painted furniture that may be lightly distressed. An important aspect of any country-style room is that it should look time-worn and well-loved. A country-kitchen should inspire a feeling of togetherness and nostalgia, and we hope that this collection will inspire those feelings in you.
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A rustic country kitchen with distressed table, chairs, and cabinetry in a variety of muted colors including gray and cream. The small butcher-block topped island and cabinet in the back left corner are painted a distressed deep royal blue that pops against the light pine flooring. Accents in this home include an antique butter churn and table that displays a carved wooden bowl and spoon. As a centerpiece on the small table, an antique tool box holds the checkered fabric napkins.
A more contemporary country kitchen with natural wood cabinets that are polished to a sheen. The lower portion of the island is painted a light, muted green and is distressed around the handles. An iron baker’s rack sits on the left wall, topped with pottery and other decorative accents. The ceiling is made up of exposed wooden beams that support the vaulted wooden ceiling.
The finish of this more contemporary country kitchen’s cabinets, coupled with the stone and tile backsplash marks this kitchen as leaning to the more French country style. The modern fixtures and stainless steel appliances provide a beautiful balance between country and contemporary.
A French country kitchen with an imposing stone enclosure around the stove. The cabinets are painted in muted shades of beige and brown. An adjacent plank table with four stools acts as both a breakfast area and an additional preparation area, if needed. True to French country design, this kitchen accents the natural materials with sunflowers in a glass vase on the table and smaller yellow bouquets in front of the windows above the sink. Source: Zillow DigsTM
A luxurious kitchen on the farthest scale of a contemporary country kitchen. It sticks to a muted color palette of beiges and deep browns, but has accents of burgundy and gold. The carved pillars at one end of the spacious island are topped by ornate gilded carvings. The most impressive part of this kitchen is the barrel-vaulted, stenciled ceilings and the vintage light fixture hanging from the center.
A corner kitchen with a runner along the floor in front of the sink and painted cabinets in cream and muted teal. This example mixes elements of English and French country designs with the crystal and iron light fixtures above the kitchen island and the stone and tile elements around the main cooking area.
A rustic country kitchen with a splash of bright, yet muted red in the kitchen island and one of the cabinets. The rest of the cabinetry is in a light, distressed beige with warm undertones that complement the accent red. Glass-faced cabinets on either side of the stove display vintage china teapots. Designed by Drury Design. Click here to see more of this kitchen.
A very spacious contemporary country kitchen with an eat-in bar and a hardwood table. Subtle carved details above the windows and cabinets, along with the tile backsplash and floors mark this as French Country inspired, but the lighter, brighter white cabinets show the contemporary flair as well. A white farmhouse sink completes the look.
An L-shaped rustic country kitchen with a red floral-patterned rug between the main cooking area and the kitchen island. The island, in a muted green-gray, matches the china cabinet on the far wall, which displays varied pieces of pottery. The exposed beam ceiling really adds to the rustic charm of this country kitchen. Source: Zillow DigsTM
A bright, light contemporary country kitchen with smooth lines and a muted color palette. Open cubbies on the end of the kitchen island add functionality to the multi-purpose island. Potted flowers and plants in glass vases further brighten the room. This kitchen relies on the accents to bring in country charm to this mostly contemporary kitchen.
A French country kitchen with subtle, delicately carved accents on the island and eat-in bar. At the granite bar is a series of iron barstools with cushioned seats. A vintage iron clock light fixture hangs above the kitchen island. Above the cabinets, pottery is used as an accent. The tile floor is in beige with warm undertones.
A grand, rustic country kitchen with a stone fireplace and distressed cabinetry and trim. The light granite countertops add a bit of contemporary flair to the space, as do the light red rug and chairs at the eat-in bar. The iron and crystal light fixtures above the spacious island are elegant accents. Designed by: Locati Architects / Photography by (c) 2015 Roger Wade Studio. Click here to see the rest of this home.
A country kitchen in cream and light green. On either side of the farm sink with a vintage faucet in brushed nickel are glass-faced cabinets displaying glassware. The center piece of the black and cream kitchen island is the bouquet of pink and salmon blossoms in a bronze vase. The vent hood above the stove is also a textured bronze. A unique feature of this kitchen is the screen door that leads to the pantry just off of the kitchen. Source: Zillow DigsTM
A contemporary country kitchen with a dusky red brick backsplash and light ivory cabinets with delicately carved details. Behind the kitchen sink, near the window is a small set of potted herbs and plants like aloe. The adjacent dining table is in red and white with a gorgeous floral centerpiece.
Another example of a contemporary country kitchen with a brighter color palette of pale sky blue and cream. The tile backsplash adds a pop of warm color that complements the light beige granite countertops. Modern fixtures, like the faucet, are mixed with vintage fixtures on the cabinets. Accents in this room include ferns, glossy pottery, decorative boxes, and floral bouquets.
A view of the same kitchen from behind the blue and white kitchen island, showing the vase full of tropical flowers and the cabinets to the right with differing pulls than the cabinets around the stove and the island itself. Above the wall cabinets are woven baskets and decorative pottery.
A French country kitchen with contemporary flair. The polished wooden cabinets with small, delicate pulls are matched with a muted blue vent hood and a beige tile backsplash. The same muted blue makes a second appearance on the kitchen island. On either side of the kitchen area are layered stone walls that both visually separate the room from the others and add an element of rustic style.
A rustic country kitchen with a color palette of dusky blue and ivory. The natural pine floors match the butcher block countertop of the kitchen island, which has four barstools with wicker seats. Exposed wooden beams criss-cross the ceiling of this kitchen. Above one of the cabinets, copper pots are displayed. The deep arches of the cabinets above and to the left and right of the stove add a touch of elegance. Source: Zillow DigsTM
A French country kitchen with charcoal gray granite countertops and rich wood cabinets. A dual-sided fireplace sits between the kitchen and the dining room, encased in layered rustic stone. The built-in buffet has a china tea set on display. Produce is stored in a carved wooden bowl on the kitchen island which has two sinks.
A rustic country kitchen mixed with industrial design for a thoroughly unique room. The stone and wood of the cooking area and distressed ivory cabinets are mixed with an industrial dining table and shutters. Accents in the kitchen are copper and vintage flea market finds like an old scale. The ceiling is a mixture of exposed wood beams and an ornate metal section. Designed and built by Red Rock Contractors. Click here to see the rest of this home.
A light wood kitchen with a green tile backsplash and exposed pine beams on the ceiling and walls. The black kitchen island is distressed and has a towel rack on the side. Glass-faced cabinets on either side of the main cooking area display glassware and china. The open kitchen transitions into the dining room along with the tile flooring.
An exposed wood beam kitchen with muted green granite countertops and woven and wooden accents on the large kitchen island. Beyond the dual-sided fireplace is the muted blue dining room with polished hardwood flooring. The exposed wood beams continue to be a theme throughout the home.
A country kitchen that fully embraces the “Old World” air of European country design. The pine flooring is matched with time-worn white cabinets and a large stone enclosure and vent hood above the stove. In the center of the kitchen is a muted, yet bold blue island with a beige granite countertop. A narrow archway next to the stove leads into the pantry. Source: Zillow DigsTM
A charming country kitchen with extensive woodwork and a mixture of black and white cabinets. The exposed beam ceiling has pillars throughout the open dining room as well. On the right, a small storage cabinet with metal accents on the front is topped by an antique gas lamp and a shelf with china gravy boats in varying patterns.
A bright white country kitchen decorated for Thanksgiving in bright oranges, reds and yellows. Small glass-front cabinets at the very top of the room are perfect for displaying small items. The dark wood island contrasts beautifully with the pristine white cabinetry in the rest of the room.
A contemporary-country fusion kitchen with brass accents on the stove and a plate display above the countertops. The angled kitchen island has a ceramic cooktop and multiple towel bars, in addition to wicker pull-out drawers.
A rustic country kitchen that looks as though it were carved completely from stone. The island has a black sink embedded in the plank countertop. A wooden cutting board that hooks over the side keeps the wooden countertop clean. The farmhouse sink is in textured stone, as is the shorter table the coffee pot rests on.
A rustic country home with gray glass-front wall cabinets above the centered island, suspended from the ceiling, rather than hanging on the walls. This provides storage from both sides of the island. The enormous secondary island has delicately carved legs on the bar side and seating for six on leather barstools with nailhead trim. Designed by John Kraemer & Sons. Click here to see the rest of this home.
A natural wood country kitchen with two rounded steps that lead from the entryway. The three bright green distressed stools at the island add a bright pop of color. The patterns on the backsplash and on the cushions are common to country style.
A contemporary country kitchen in bold, yet muted brick red, black, and stone. An iron light fixture hangs from the wooden ceiling. Contemporary gray glass tile as a backsplash brings this country design close to modernity.
An English country kitchen with heavy patterned and tasseled drapery and floral area rugs. The gray granite kitchen island has a butcher’s block built onto one of the corners. A ceramic bowl sits as decoration on the center of the island.
Another view of the above kitchen, showing the pink tones of the granite countertops and the pineapple patterned seats of the iron barstools. A tile mosaic is centered in the backsplash behind the stove. A series of three windows are above the sink area, topped by heavy floral and striped curtains in a dusky red.
A rustic country kitchen in a dusty green and granite countertops with a rough-hewn edge. Stone supports line the open-concept room that opens up into a living room beyond the kitchen. The light fixture above the stove and sink serves dual purposes: it is lit on the bottom to provide extra light, and acts as a tray for storage above the main cooking area. Source: Zillow DigsTM
A country kitchen in pale green with a small preparation island in natural wood and an additional U-shaped island with a sink. Above the wall cabinets are little cubbies that are used to display pottery and copperware. The light fixture above the smaller island is a bronzy iron with a rooster silhouette at the center.
A rustic country kitchen with massive exposed beams stretching across the length of the kitchen, in natural hardwood. The floor is flagstone. An enormous iron pot rack hangs above the lengthy kitchen island, which is decorated by a carved figure of a rooster. Designed by: Locati Architects / Photography by (c) 2015 Roger Wade Studio. Click here to see the rest of this home.
A more contemporary rustic country kitchen in darker shades including black cabinets and dusky gray stone around the stove. The adjacent dining room acts as a brighter foil to the kitchen, with light exposed beamwork with black iron details. The kitchen island includes a microwave and a built-in wine rack.
A light, bright, and airy country kitchen in white and pale pea-green. The center island is rich cherry wood with a butcher block countertop. At the back of the room is a bay window with a cozy bench seat in a green and yellow pattern. This kitchen is lit by a series of three pendant lights above the island, a matching pair of lights above the small dining area by the bench seat, and two smaller lights near the cooking and preparation areas.
A white country kitchen with a contemporary subway tile backsplash in white. The mismatched dining set has cushions in a contemporary swirling pattern. The stove and oven is black with gold and silver fixtures that give it an antique, yet still modern, look. The shelf above the cooking area displays more common country accents, including copperware, pottery, and crystal bottles.
A smaller country kitchen with light granite countertops in beige and a combination of aged white cabinets with striped details and rich, dark wood cabinetry with long iron handles. Accents in this kitchen include an antler dish, framed botanicals, and a bear-and-honeypot cookie jar. Designed by: Gravitas. Click here to see the rest of this home.
A spacious contemporary country kitchen in cream and hardwood in warm tones. The L-shape of the kitchen includes ample work space that looks over the adjacent dining room and a small desk workstation with a matching backsplash. Above the small countertop next to the double oven is a plate rack and a small decorative cubby that houses an urn with a peach motif.
A brick and wood country kitchen with bird-cage like light fixtures above the eat-in bar. The glossy white formica countertops contrast with the aged brick and warm oak cabinetry. Backlit glass-faced wall cabinets are used as display cases for the more delicate glassware, including wine glasses.
A quaint contemporary country kitchen with a wood-trim tray ceiling with coffering details. Four pendant lights hang from the tray ceiling above the kitchen island. Open shelving on the side with two small carved wooden stools contains pretty pottery bowls and placemats. This kitchen also includes a small desk area with glass-faced cabinets and a series of small, narrow shelves.
A rustic country kitchen with an enormous, imposing eat-in island in rich hardwood and dusky teal. The weathered bar stools at the end have deep purple cushions. A copper pot rack hangs from the large exposed beams on the ceiling. The beige tile backsplash is interrupted by a natural stone backsplash just behind the stove. Source: Zillow DigsTM
An English country and French country fusion with a massive dark wood china cabinet. The rest of the kitchen is in pristine white with delicate, subtle carved details. The room is accented with white pottery and a series of floral arrangements in various vases.
A country kitchen with contemporary flair. The modern-style cabinets are in a pale green, with gray countertops and a small kitchen island in formica. This kitchen also features a raised hearth open wood-burning fireplace, which is at the perfect height to be felt when sitting at the quirky table in cow print with legs shaped like a cow’s legs.
A charming country kitchen that leans towards a cottage-style feel. The detailing on the cabinetry, combined with the light butcher block countertops, makes for a charming smaller kitchen. Open shelving on the lower cabinets displays the glassware and small decorative china bowls. A small ledge around the vent hood is used to store dried spices and herbs.
A country kitchen with an enormous all-wood multi-toned kitchen island with seating for six. The mantle above the cooking area has potted plants and a charming sign. On either side of the stove are carved pillars that add even more charm to this cozy kitchen.
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