Instead of treating the kitchen as a compact structure, you can choose a different design approach and a layout that allows you to maximize your floor plan. An interesting example is offered here by . This is an open kitchen designed around a central dining space. At the same time, the kitchen ensures a smooth transition between the social areas.
With so many different types of kitchen island designs to choose from, it can prove difficult to pick a style. If you prefer something casual with a bit of rustic and industrial flair, perhaps the open design featured here by would be a suitable choice. It’s hard to resist not being seduced by this glamorous kitchen when you lay eyes on the stylish combination of black subway wall tiles and brass fixtures. The sink matches the drawer pulls and cabinet hardware and all these details look exquisite when placed on a black background. This is a design.
For an automatic warm, country feel, use beadboard (or tongue-and-groove) facings on vertical surfaces. Ideas for beadboard placement include cabinet doors, kitchen island walls, or even the backsplash. They don’t have to steal the show, but iron details (think cast iron or wrought iron touches) in a French country kitchen are a must. Iron appears to be used on much of the lighting here (the pendant lanterns and lighting flanking the kitchen sink), and it finishes off the whole look.
Other interesting accent colors which can be used in the kitchen are the pastels. A soft shade of pink or orange can give the space a bohemian look. Mix it with a few earthy tones and industrial details to balance out the look. Perhaps some bar stools with metal structures or a copper pipe hanger can do the trick.
The of a French country kitchen tends to be soft and subdued. Because cabinetry tends to take up the most visual space in a kitchen, using warm surfaces and muted tones on the cabinets is a must for an authentic French country feel. Crown molding framing the top of the kitchen’s cabinetry is often a component of the French country kitchen, adding a beautiful traditional element.
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