The country style in American home design is not just one thing. Just when you have it in your head that “country” means roosters on the wall and hammered copper cabinet faces, you look at a kitchen like this one, above, and see how malleable the concept really is.
Country does not mean unsophisticated or crude or barren. It can translate to spare and clean, dominated by simple shapes that do the job without much fuss.
It can translate to lots of white of differing shades. White on white style usually signifies rustic.
It can translate to a hearkening back to the past, without using actual antiques (What about that modern farmhouse/apron sink? Or those too-hip-for-you Edison bulbs?).
Tossing a rocking chair into the mix doesn’t make anything “country” or “rustic.” But those roughly hewn raw, unpainted, unstained, unsealed shelves are rustic.
Rustic-Floored Country Kitchen
Everything in this kitchen shouts “country!” Let’s start with the cabinets. It’s a Portland door style in Maple finished in Oatmeal. Floor: rustic beech or cypress. Vent hood: copper. Even the ceiling is tongue-and-groove natural wood.
Cherry-Finished Country-Style Kitchen Cabinets
Here you’ll notice that about the only thing that gives this kitchen a distinct country style is a cabinetry: featured company Starmark’s Glendale door style in Cherry finished in Nutmeg with Chocolate glaze. Everything else is decidedly modern.
Yellow Is The Color of County Kitchen Style
The diagonal tile behind the stove, hanging a pot rack, and open shelves also contribute to the country/cottage look.
Rustic Ranch Kitchen Boasts Unique Wood Plank Flooring
Clear on the fact that this is a country-style kitchen? If not, let me help:
Wood-burning fireplace. Rustic wooden benches and table. Spartan decorations.
But what knocks this one to the moon and back is that awesome plank wood flooring. No cheap commodity wood plank, this is the real stuff. You know it because many of those planks are so long–the length of the entire room, at least 16 feet. Guaranteed, you will not find that at your local Home Depot.
White Cabinets For a Sophisticated Country Style
White cabinetry always gives kitchens a country flair–especially paired with glass inserts, crown molding at the top of the cabinets, hanging pot racks,
Black granite countertops and stainless steel appliances take the “rustic” edge off of this country kitchen and give it a touch of sophistication.
Cherry and Maple Country-Style Cabinets
For this unique country kitchen idea, a pairing of two types of kitchen cabinet wood species–cherry and maple.
To give this kitchen even more of a country look: a fancy valance; bent-wood chairs; glass-inset cabinets; and rustic 16″ x 16″ floor tile set diagonally.
Maple and White Country Style Kitchen
Maple is always a great choice when looking for country kitchen cabinet ideas. It’s a clear-grained, creamy wood that takes paint well or looks super on its own.
Innovative Breakfast Bar in Country Kitchen
White kitchen cabinets, lattice wine rack, baskets atop the cabinets–very homey and country.
The diagonally-situated breakfast bar gives the kitchen a fresh, unique look.
Visual Overkill: Can You Survive This Chaotic Country Style Kitchen?
Bent-wood bar stools, distressed wood flooring, curved cultured marble countertop. Five pendant lights hanging from…hooks?
There is a certain style that you might call Busy Country, but this isn’t it. This is just visual chaos. Visual chaos does not a rustic kitchen make.
Wood Counters Make Kitchen Traditional and Classic
A great country kitchen idea from Kraftmaid. Glass inserts in the cabinets give the kitchen an open, airy feel. The tall vent hood over the stove draws the eye upward. Cabinets are a Dove White finish on square recessed panel solid maple doors.