If you love style that is warm, comfortable, and beautiful all at the same time, you’re likely a fan of French country designs. A French country kitchen is no different – in a place that has historically been the working-horse of the home, the kitchen designed in a evokes a familiar, friendly feeling of a traditional and somewhat simple life. Soft, pale colors are typically used in a French country kitchen, largely because these are colors taken from a provincial landscape. Think warm, soft, muted hues in earthy tones.
A rather different approach was used here by . This is a kitchen which plays with contrasts on a very simple level. At the same time, it’s a space that feels very inviting and user-friendly thanks to all the natural wood used for the furniture. The fact that the black accent wall is not covered with robust cabinetry establishes an airy ambiance.
Never underestimate the impact an area rug or a carpet can have on a room’s interior décor and the atmosphere inside. The kitchen is no exception. It too can benefit from a small area rug. You can have it placed in front of your prep area for increased comfort while cooking or under the table is there is one in the room. The rug can also add a touch of color to the space.
Although the French country kitchen has few contemporary tendencies, as far as décor goes, there are still some subtle ways to introduce a more modern feel. For example, using darker woods or painted surfaces on, say, the island combines with the lighter surfaces of the rest of the kitchen in a more modern aesthetic.
When creating a retro kitchen you’ll want to really think about your cabinets, because it can make or break your theme. So, if you really want to go all in – don’t be afraid with deciding on pastel color cabinets and take your vision full-throttle. Padded stools can be thrown in the mix too. Stay away from steel or wooden bench seats because those are more traditional and modern, but those with padding can help with the personality you’re searching for.
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