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Black Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Looking for black kitchen cabinet ideas? Black kitchen cabinets make a strong visual impact while adding sophistication and elegance to a kitchen. They also work well in several applications including modern, rustic, modern rustic, and farmhouse kitchens. Paired with bright metals – black can truly shine while providing an elegant option that grounds the space. When paired with the right colors and materials, black cabinets do not have to feel dark and foreboding, rather they can add instant character and dramatic charm.

If you are presently researching different kitchen cabinet options, I have created posts on blue, green, white, cream kitchen cabinets as well as kitchen blacksplash and farmhouse kitchen cabinet ideas.

A Striking Modern Rustic Kitchen with Black Cabinets
Image courtesy of Whittney Parkinson Design

Traditional architectural details are blended with the contemporary to create a cohesive kitchen design for the homeowners who lean toward modern design. WPD blended a neutral foundation with pops of color to enhance the home’s finishes and create depth. Beautiful fabrics mix well with slick metals and warm woods in this eclectic residence.

The flooring is Duchateau ‘Riverstone’ which has a mixture of smoky grey, the light golden tone of weathered wheat, and a light off-white to accent the grain pattern in each plank. Over time, the depth of color will begin to evolve as the white in the grain begins to fade, moving the greys and browns more to the forefront and minimizing the grain pattern. This style, though difficult to describe exudes a feeling of comfort and elegance at the same time. The Riverstone Collection® is inspired by the textures of softly tumbled rocks that you find at the river’s edge. Natural distressing and raised knots create an organic look and rustic feel that is at home in almost any setting.

A Well-Designed Modern Farmhouse Kitchen with Black Cabinets & Warm Textures
Image courtesy of Park & Oak

In this stunning kitchen designed by Park & Oak, the clients felt strongly about keeping the full-size sink off the island but also wanted the convenience of a prep sink. Park & Oak loves a little creative space planning, and the result is a placement for both sinks that feels intentional, gives interest to the room, and still meets their clients’ distinct needs. The location of the main sink along the back cabinet bank also gave them a great opportunity to highlight the beautiful Tabarka tile. Tabarka is renowned for their collections of terracotta tile that are formed, painted, and glazed by hand. By locating the sink here and adding a pretty Kohler Artifacts faucet, the focus will always come to this special tile.

To further highlight the area, they chose to stain the cabinets just above the tile in a higher sheen than their painted neighbors. This helps lend the look of an antique piece and is also a striking backdrop for the copper island pendants, whose patina gives depth and warmth to the room. These small details all come together to give this new kitchen a touch of old-world character.

Another View of a Park & Oak Kitchen Design
Image courtesy of Park & Oak Design

Here we have another view of the kitchen above that boasts light wood flooring, black cabinets, woven textured chairs, and a large white island.

Warm Rustic Wood Blends Perfectly with Dramatic Dark Cabinets
Image courtesy of Rafterhouse

In a kitchen designed by Rafterhouse rich and warm wood tones help to keep the black cabinets from overwhelming the space. A highly-detailed backsplash adds personality to this elevated kitchen.

Sophisticated & Elegant Kitchen by Dawn Reeves Design
Image courtesy of Dawn Reeves Design

This sophisticated modern rustic kitchen has a combination of black and white cabinets, light wood floors, and a marble backsplash. When paired with brass accents, the simple black-and-white color scheme in the kitchen looks luxurious and modern.

Renovated European-Inspired Kitchen with a Black Backsplash & Dark Island 
Image courtesy of Whittney Parkinson Design

A 20-year-old builder-grade home, that required a facelift to fit the new owners’ personalities and incredible, European-inspired taste. Custom cabinetry, unique lighting, and textural materials play in perfect harmony with one another, to make this renovation a success!

Modern Rustic Kitchen with Open Shelving
Image courtesy of Denise Morrison Interiors

This beautiful kitchen has full-height white quartz and gray backsplash that is aesthetically pleasing, trendy, and functional. It boasts a black island countertop, open shelving, and a black built-in cabinet.

Mid-Size Transitional Kitchen with a Touch of Farmhouse
Image courtesy of aaNovo Design

A mid-size Transitional kitchen with clean lines and subtle farmhouse touches. Shaker cabinets, marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a marble backsplash above the stove work perfectly with the white shiplap walls. Dark lower cabinets add warmth and depth to the space.

Two-Toned Pantry with Shiplap Walls
Image courtesy of aaNovo Design

This two-toned pantry connects to the kitchen as shown in the previous image. It has gorgeous cream upper cabinets and dark lower cabinets with brushed gold hardware.

Clean & Minimal Kitchen Design with Black & Wood-Tone Cabinets
Image courtesy of aaNovo Design

This clean and minimal kitchen was designed by aaNovo, which follows three basic design principles. Your space should function well, flow smoothly and feel like home.

Wood Tone Cabinets with Dramatic Black Kitchen Island
Image courtesy of Rafterhouse

A dramatic black kitchen island adds drama and interest to this light wood-toned kitchen.

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen with Wood Cabinets & Black Islands
Image courtesy of Reena Sotropa

This 2858-square-foot custom home is the result of a successful design collaboration with Reena Sotropa’s clients, a young family building their dream home in Calgary Alberta. With the design team’s steady guidance, the hands-on approach of their clients produced a beautiful and truly custom home. The interior details and finishes combine the warm elements of traditional design with clean-lined details and a dash of modern farmhouse.

North San Antonio Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel 
Image courtesy of Haven Construction

This stunning remodel by Haven Construction was the second-most saved kitchen on Houzz in 2018! Perimeter cabinets are Sherwin Williams SW 7005 “Pure White” (painted by the cabinet maker), and the black island and range hood were painted by Paper Moon Painting in Benjamin Moore BM 2133-10 “Onyx“. A perfect two-tone kitchen!

Black & White Farmhouse Kitchen
Image courtesy of Urbanology

A minimal and striking black and white kitchen with elegant black cabinets and pristine white shiplap walls. Black is an incredibly versatile colour that helps to ground a scheme. Use it a little or a lot, from room to room, to achieve a sense of harmony.

Farmhouse Kitchen with Black & White Cabinets
Image courtesy of Urbanology

Knowing her clients’ desires well, Ginger Curtis of Urbanology laid a warm, modern foundation and used soft eclectic moments and pops of color to tie it all together. “We call Relaxed Modern,” she says. “Cozy meets clean lines and is always approachable.” The new construction project took about 9 months to complete, and the family now has their comfortable home base with a stunning kitchen.

A Dramatic European-Style Kitchen with Black Cabinets
Image courtesy of Amber Interiors

To give this kitchen a European feel, Amber Interiors incorporated all unlacquered brass finishes, English pendants over the island, and vintage doors into the pantry. The large white oak island warms up the space and makes the kitchen inviting and rich. A favorite find while antiquing for the project was copper pots hung inside the shelving, they add so much character to the space!

Traditional L-Shaped Kitchen with Dark Wood Flooring & Black Cabinets
Image courtesy of Karen Korn Interiors

Traditional L-shaped kitchen with white backsplash, soapstone countertops, ceramic backsplash, and brass open shelving.

Dramatic & Moody Kitchen with Black Upper & Lower Cabinets
Image courtesy of Ashley Montgomery Design

Dramatic and bold, this kitchen was designed by Ashley Montgomery and features a neutral backsplash, black cabinets, white countertops, and woven kitchen stools.

Farmhouse Kitchen with Industrial Accents
Image courtesy of Cambria Quartz

A high-contrast color scheme with painted wood creates a contemporary backdrop in any space. A mix of styles, from industrial to nautical to rustic, pull together thanks to their simple shapes and rich finishes. Industrial lighting, reclaimed wood, and a black, gray, and white color palette add character to this farmhouse kitchen

Camp Style Cabin with Open Kitchen
Image courtesy of Devon Grace Interiors

A farmhouse in Michigan with a ‘camp’ style cabin for guests to crash in, complete with a full kitchen, lounge areas, and a food hall set up in the garage. Gray LVT flooring tones down the warm wood tones in the space to create a balance, while a new open black kitchen creates a dramatic focal point, accentuated by the black painted beams running across the ceiling. Black stainless appliances integrate seamlessly into the blacked-out cabinetry. The show-stopper in the kitchen is this live-edge waterfall bar counter. The wood tones tie in perfectly with the ceiling throughout the space but give a modern, unexpected twist. Open shelving on either side of the window tones down the heaviness of the black cabinetry and allows for easy access to cups and mugs.

A Warm & Inviting Kitchen with Light Wood Flooring
Image courtesy of Jessica Koltun

A warm and inviting kitchen with farmhouse charm. Open wood shelving provides the perfect place to display artwork and ceramics.

Farmhouse Kitchen with White Subway Tile Backsplash and Dark Island
Image courtesy of Whittney Parkinson

A lovely farmhouse kitchen with subway tile backsplash, cream-colored cabinets, and a black kitchen island.

Old-World Kitchen with Farmhouse Charm
Image courtesy of Devol Kitchens

A little bit exotic and a little bit glam, the walls in this kitchen were painted in Farrow and Ball ‘Charleston Gray’ to give a calm and soft feel to the room. The San Simone quartzite worktop is bold, but in this calm room with all the dark soft colors it just seems to work, it’s got character and a bit of sparkle. Mixed with the copper, which has a gentle glint when the sun shines it creates a whole new Shaker look. When you sit at the table in this room you get a warm glow, the view, the glistening new kitchen, and the moody feel, it’s a place you want to stay and open a book and just drink in the atmosphere.

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Hello and welcome! I’m Tracy Svendsen and I’m an interior designer and the editor for Canadian Log Homes. My goal is to connect readers to the latest and most beautiful trends in home design. Enjoy!

Hello and welcome! I’m Tracy Svendsen - an interior designer and the editor for Canadian Log Homes and Buyer Select.
My goal is to connect readers to the latest and most beautiful trends in farmhouse and rustic home design.
Having grown up in the country, I’ve always had an interest in rustic interiors. I studied design at Montana State and Ryerson University and later became a partner in a handcrafted log home company. Although I now live in a charming residential community by the ocean, my home still reflects my love for the modern rustic approach to design.
When I’m not working on my business, I love hiking with my German Shepherd Rose, working out and travelling. I also love visiting with my kids when they come home. My daughter is a doctor and is working towards becoming a surgeon, and my son is a civil engineer who until recently was living in New Zealand. I hope you enjoy going through my posts, and please let me know if you have any suggestions on future posts you’d like to see!

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42 country kitchen designs and decor |

(Image credit: Plain English / Jessica Summer / Plain English)

Country kitchen ideas aren't just for rural dwellers. As many of us are spending more times in our homes – wherever their location – thoughts have inevitably turned to interior surroundings and how we can make them cozier, more comforting. And for many, that brings to mind a country look.

That means a returning passion for country decorating ideas and, specifically, the room that lies at the heart of our home – the kitchen. 

Even modern homes can benefit from a touch of softer styling and simpler detailing that will embody the country aesthetic.

Of course, if you then decide you want something more modern – or even more traditional – our kitchen ideas hub is the place to start. 

1. Introduce moody materials 

(Image credit: Jessica Summer)

The ethos of modern French country kitchen design is all about evoking a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere, without going full rural Provence. Here, interior designer Jessica Summer sets the scene with earthy tones and plenty of texture. 

‘The cabinetry is minimal and contemporary to allow the materials to stand out, but also to balance the traditional features like the antique butcher’s block and open shelves,’ she explains.  

2. Create a moveable feast

(Image credit: Plain English)

Inspired by the classic French pâtisserie table, this perfectly positioned unit sits on four lockable wheels and is poised to move out of the way for entertaining. The end drawer is designed for napkins and cake forks, while the marble worktop is perfect for serving afternoon tea and cake, according to cabinetmaker Plain English . Add a lantern pendant, pot filler and parquet flooring to infuse more rural French charm.

3. Pull up a chair 

(Image credit: Rose Uniacke)

Country kitchen island units may deliver kitchen storage and prep space, but for comfort and conviviality nothing beats a generous dining table. Perfect for languid family feasts or just spreading out the Sunday newspapers, the ideal kitchen table will be weathered by years of use. For added country flair, a cast iron pot rack filled with copper pans suspended above will ensure not all storage opportunities are lost.

4. Go salvage hunting

(Image credit: Retrouvius)

The French did salvage long before it became fashionable, or environmentally savvy. You’ll often find vintage treasures like old seed drawers and apothecary shelving reimagined when researching French style, even in modern Parisian apartments. 

Here, salvage specialist Retrouvius has perfected the look using beautiful mahogany cabinets from a local museum. Replacing solid doors with glass adds a touch of vintage display cabinet je ne sais quoi. If you prefer a more traditional country look, invest in beautifully-designed country kitchen wallpaper, instead.

5. Decorate with coastal colors

(Image credit: Alison Kandler)

A country kitchen diner influenced by modern French country styling wouldn’t be complete without a hearty dose of ornate ironwork. Scrolls essential. Seek out vintage or raw steel light fixtures for extra Gallic flair. We love the fresh Mediterranean colors in this elaborate kitchen by Alison Kandler , which are reminiscent of coastal shades found on the Côte d’Azur and bring a holiday feel. Cane stools and scallops complete the French affair.

6. Focus on the range

(Image credit: Plain English)

A robust range cooker sits at the heart of most French country-inspired kitchens. Take a traditional cooker in a modern direction by swerving a full surround in favor of this pared-back approach. The simple extractor hood anchors the range cooker as the key focal point, while keeping the overall look open and relaxed. The wood-topped island on long legs also adds to the sense of spaciousness. 

7. Invest in the details

(Image credit: Charlotte Crosland Interiors / Radu Palicia)

Tongue-and-groove paneling, linen curtains and wall-hung storage all contribute to a French country feel in this kitchen designed by Charlotte Crosland . Keeping your batterie de cuisine in view and close to hand via magnetic knife blocks, utensil racks and pot stands add to the laid-back, ‘unfitted’ ambience. Decorate with typical brocante finds like chic vintage china, enamelware and artwork inspired by country pursuits.  

8. Create a country kitchen that looks authentically original

(Image credit: British Standard)

edit58 founder Lisa Mehydene commissioned her country kitchen above to look like the kitchen in John Derian 's New York home.

'Lisa wanted the kitchen to fit the look and feel of the barn, to blend in as if it had always been there, to create a homely space with a lived-in feel,' says Adrian Bergman of British Standard by Plain English. 

The combination of traditional cabinetry and soft, inviting colors and country kitchen curtain ideas creates a characterful space that fits perfectly in its barn setting in the Cotswolds, the UK's sought-after countryside location.

9. Introduce a sense of history

(Image credit: Polly Eltes/Future)

‘Designing a country kitchen is not just about the kitchen style you decide to go for – it’s about the lived-in feel that it creates,’ says Leisha Norman, Kitchen Designer at Harvey Jones . 

To make a new build or kitchen extension look and feel more country, try adding some antique details or pre-loved ornaments to bring personality.  

‘One of the most effective ways to achieve country charm in a kitchen is to source something that has its own story. The marks of time, weathering, or patina on metals – these looks and feelings can’t be provoked from a mass-produced item bought in a shop,’ Norman says. 

10. Expose structural materials

(Image credit: Harvey Jones Kitchens)

If your country kitchen has attractive structural materials you can show off, don't miss the opportunity – whether brickwork, revealed from behind plasterwork, wooden beams, once hidden behind studwork, or original floor tiles, restored to former glory.

11. Color-match the floors and surfaces

(Image credit: Amtico)

For a restful take on your country kitchen ideas, opt for pale wood tones that work across flooring, furniture, work surfaces and accessories. This Amtico luxury vinyl flooring in a parquet pattern anchors this entire kitchen scheme and makes a practical choice for this hardworking space.

‘Beaten planks of wood can be used for shelving, old doors can be upcycled to create larder doors, metal hooks and brackets can be good for hanging pots, pans and utensils, and old milk bottle carry baskets can easily store condiments.’

12. Add the comfort factor to an island

(Image credit: Jojo Bradley Interiors)

Farmhouse kitchen islands are still a huge trend in kitchen design and are a great way of creating a central hub within a country kitchen.

‘Comfortable seating is a must and essential to the functioning of an island,’ says interior designer Jojo Bradley . ‘Upholstered bar stools with comfortable backs are a great way of bringing a textured or patterned element into your kitchen.’

13. Choose stone for surfaces

(Image credit: Caesarstone)

Stone is an essential part of the country kitchen look, delivering an earthy robustness to a kitchen style that tends to major on quality craftsmanship and longevity. 

'Caesarstone surfaces have all the organic qualities of natural stone, with creamy white base tones matched with elegant marble veining,' says Jonathan Stanley, VP at Caesarstone . 'They sit perfectly well with very naive interpretations of the country style as well as more contemporary takes on it.'

Alongside their natural good looks, surfaces such as Caesarstone can also withstand the exuberant cooking and entertaining that country kitchens were made for.  

14. Go for glazed cabinets

(Image credit: Herringbone Kitchens)

Glazed cabinets fitted with reeded glass are a modern update on traditional country house style, and are an ideal option for homes with lower ceiling heights.

‘The elongated aperture for the glass within the floor-to-ceiling cabinets appear to “lift” the height of the ceiling,’ explains William Durrant, Founder, Herringbone Kitchens .

‘Rippled glass, brass handles and stone backsplashes are becoming increasingly popular, and replacing funky tiles as a way to introduce personality into kitchens,’ Durrant says.

15. Add character with a curved island

(Image credit: Polly Eltes/Future)

In a characterful country property, the straight lines and hard edges of a typical kitchen can look a little… square.  

In this Norfolk cottage, custom-made cabinets with curved profiles soften the space. The unusual design of the island creates a gathering space in the centre of the kitchen, and replicates the shape of the corner cabinet beyond.

For added interest, a part of the cottage’s original flint wall has been left exposed.

You can see more kitchen island ideas in our dedicated feature.

16. Create a lighting plan

(Image credit: Jojo Bradley Interiors)

When planning your country kitchen ideas, it’s crucial to think about your lighting design. This will include inside cupboards, over the cooker or hob, over the dining area, and the kitchen bar or island.

‘Spotlights are great in alcoves and dotted strategically on the ceiling,’ explains interior designer Jojo Bradley. ‘Motion-activated LED strips or spots are ideal for inside pantry cupboards and inside deep drawers.’

Feature lighting is essential in a kitchen, whether it’s modern or traditional in style, as it creates a focal point and can add great impact to the space.  

‘Lighting color is also important,’ says Bradley. ‘I would recommend using a warm white light throughout the house, preferably with a dimmer option, as this allows you to create different levels of ambience. Warm white light dimmed beautifully is great for when you just want to chat and enjoy your kitchen in the evenings.

17. Evolve your country style

(Image credit: Herringbone Kitchens)

Country kitchen ideas are evolving to embrace technology while still retaining a country look and feel.

‘Our country-based customers are going for pastel pinks, pale greens, white and cream to create light spaces within their homes,’ says William Durrant, Founder, Herringbone Kitchens. ‘This is often paired with exposed timber to bring the kitchen to life.’

‘Technology is now a need versus a trend, with boiling water taps and wine fridges being a must. People are investing in their kitchens to make them flow as an interactive space and make their homes future-proof.

18. Introduce attractive task lighting

(Image credit: Dan Duchars/Future)

Wall lights that can be angled and adjusted to illuminate a work surface are ideal in darker rooms or where overhead lighting is limited. They also help to bring the lived-in character that’s at the heart of a country kitchen. 

Choose a design that can be wiped clean easily, made from a material that echoes the style of your decor or era of your home. Polished metal, porcelain or glass are all good options.

19. Use baskets for storage

(Image credit: Polly Eltes/Future)

Baskets fitted on sliding rails are a brilliant twist on traditional drawers when you're thinking of country kitchen ideas. As well as providing accessible storage, they’ll enhance the look of your kitchen by adding texture and natural materials to your cabinetry. Complement the look with wooden handles and a timber work surface.

20. Take a fresh look at country fixtures

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Here, the country kitchen staples of a butler’s sink and wooden cabinetry have been updated to create a fresher, brighter take on country kitchen style.  

Contrasting the raw wood base units with sleek work surfaces and glazed wall units brings a contemporary feel. Smart brass handles add a touch of glamour, but the overall design is based on practicality.

‘With two generous bowls, this Chepstow 2 farmhouse-style sink is so versatile as it provides ample room to rinse bulky pots and pans,’ says Product Manager Luke Shipway from Caple . ‘However, it looks stylish too in a sleek white finish, which you can accessorise with a universal wooden chopping board and basket strainer.’

21. Integrate storage for fresh produce

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‘Think hidden and open storage with pull-out crate drawers, hooks, rails and shelves offering quick and easy access to organic fruit and vegetables, artisan breads and fresh herbs and spices,’ says David Roy, Country Manager Schmidt . 

22. Pick cabinetry that boasts raw textures

(Image credit: Schmidt)

‘For country kitchen style, L’Épicerie from Schmidt offers the perfect blend between laid-back country living and a contemporary unfitted look,’ Roy suggests. ‘It’s ideal for large, open-plan spaces, as well as smaller kitchens in cottages, converted barns and rural retreats, as you can add different elements as you go.’

Using wood accents, and blending a soft coral tone with black, creates a look that suits country properties as it is bold without being overpowering.  

23. Tile a stylish backsplash

(Image credit: CTD Tiles)

'When it comes to tile design within the home, angular, symmetrical and repetitive patterns seem to be having a moment again, specifically across country style properties,' says Amanda Telford at CTD Tiles . 'They can be used in a number of fun ways to create a stylish home update with a modern twist.' 

'The Metro tile trend has become an especially desirable format choice,' continues Telford. 'You can make a statement and place these tiles across an entire wall or simply incorporate them as a cool half-wall or splashback for a subtle finish.'

24. Build in seating

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'Built-in seating is an informal style of dining that lends itself well to the relaxed nature of country kitchens,' says Graeme Smith, Head of Retail & Commercial Design at Life Kitchens .  

It can also be a good space-saving design feature. 

'Whether it backs into a corner, island or peninsular, you are instantly saving on the space that you would usually need behind traditional chairs,' confirms Smith. 'Without designated seats, you can usually fit more people around the table, too.'

25. Employ rough-hewn textures

(Image credit: The Main Company)

A staple of the 1990s, barn conversions are seeing a resurgence in popularity as dreams of moving to the country and taking on a project seemed to have become more viable in a work-from-home culture. 

This grand kitchen from The Main Company employs several key country-kitchen must-haves, including textured natural timber tops, tumble-edged stone flooring and a huge multi-functional island that makes the most of the high-ceilinged space. 

'With original reclaimed materials including wooden beams, Cornish stone and brick walls, we were able to create a country look and feel whilst retaining some of the buildings original charm,' says Karan Main, director at The Main Company .  

You can find more barn conversion kitchen ideas for your big conversion project.

26. Come together for family dining

Photography / Real Shaker Kitchen by DeVol

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At the heart of every tradition country kitchen sits a central table that acts as a place to prepare food, dine, work and simply spend quality time with the family. If there’s room, surround it with traditional ladder-backed or church chairs. 

If space is tight, then add a bench the kids can crowd on to at suppertime. 

27. Opt for country house grandeur

Photography / Harvey Jones Original Kitchen

(Image credit: Harvey Jones)

Touches of shining copper and dark, beaded cabinetry juxtaposed with pure white worktops and marble mosaic floor combine to create a stately country home feel. 

Pair with simple oak chairs, open shelving – we love a good kitchen shelving idea – and dot with pops of red to prevent it from becoming too grand.  

28. Go dark underfoot

Photography / Attingham plank flooring, Ted Todd Crafted Textures

(Image credit: Ted Todd)

According to flooring experts Ted Todd, it’s all about grain texture for flooring right now. 'Real wood floors are proving to be as popular in the home as ever, and the kitchen is no exception,' reveals Robert Walsh, founder and owner, Ted Todd Fine Wood Floors. 

'Lending itself perfectly to a country aesthetic, clients want floors that are tactile and that showcase handcrafted elements such as saw marks, tumbled edges, and distressed textures.' 

'Darker, natural brown tones are the current go-to choice as they really give that cozy feel that is synonymous with the country style, emphasizing natural materials, exposed wood and tactile surfaces.' 

29. Elevate your storage

Photography / Ardingly Kitchen cabinet in Olive, Neptune

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A pantry was a traditional element of country kitchens – helping to keep dry good, well, dry, and meats and fish cool. And today's pantry ideas are even more functional.

Update the look for now by investing a freestanding model and use it to store dry goods or to hide away modern breakfast equipment. 

30. Play with tiling shapes

(Image credit: Porcelain Superstore)

Many country kitchens feature tiled backsplash at their heart. Kitchen trends are currently for color, repeating patterns and experimenting with different layouts. 

These Drops tiles by Porcelain Superstore , in white are a play on classic Moroccan fan tiles, but sit just as well behind a classic range oven in this country-style kitchen. 

31. Use a softer shade

Photography / Shaker kitchen, finished in Putty and Dove White, John Lewis of Hungerford

(Image credit: John Lewis of Hungerford)

Pale painted Shaker cabinetry sitting on a classic random flag farmhouse stone floor is a classic combination for a smart country kitchen. 

A classic range cooker (this is from Everhot ) brings the country spirit – here updated in pure white for a fresh, contemporary feel.

Add simple but stylish metallic knobs and cup handles and cool white tops to complete the look. 

'Color in the kitchen doesn’t necessarily mean bright or bold tones. Pebble, Truffle Oil and Cashmere Sweater are all great choices for a twist on a classic grey or white,' says Hayley Simmons at Magnet. 

These tones reimagine traditional neutrals to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere – perfect for a soothing sanctuary in the home. 

'When opting for an elegant, understated aesthetic, choose worktops and accessories that blend, rather than sharply contrast, to curate a consistent look,' Simmons continues. 'Natural textures and organic shapes add a stylish touch and inject the homeowners’ personality throughout the design.'

32. Put a twist on terracotta

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The absence of kickplates will help to give cabinets a more unfitted, farmhouse appearance. It will also draw more attention to the floor, so make it stunning but hardwearing.  

Natural earth tones and textures have been a big trend for 2020/21 so this Harvey Maria Northmore Fired Terracotta flooring, with its warm heritage color pigment and authentic patina, works beautifully in a country kitchen. 

33. Create cabinet-free walls

Photography / Haddon in Charcoal and Burnished Bronze, Kitchen Makers

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Tongue and groove paneling and open shelving provide a relaxed look. Paired with cool white worksurfaces, a classic butler sink and deliciously dark Shaker cabinetry the effect is modern and chic. 

234Echo the architecture of the space

Photography / Martin Moore bespoke kitchen

(Image credit: Martin Moore)

Whether a traditional feature such as a beamed, vaulted ceiling in your kitchen is original or as part of a new kitchen extension idea designed in the country style, using a mix of wooden and painted cabinetry will help to complement the warmth of the timber.  

35 Make room for casual dining

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This British Standard by Plain English kitchen, designed for fashion and lifestyle journalist Louise Roe, is finished in Little Green Paint Company’s Sage Green and topped with 5000 London Grey quartz surfaces from Caesarstone. 

The galley design didn’t offer much room for dining, so Louise commissioned a local craftsman to create a bespoke island from timber left over from the hardwood flooring. 

36. Make a perfect start to the day

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Breakfast bars and cupboards are a fairly modern invention but do have their roots in the pantry, a vital part of a traditional country kitchen. 

This smart fitted design, part of a kitchen by Mowlem & Co features space-saving pocket doors and is filled with all the accoutrements needed for the most important meal of the day. 

37. Refine a recipe for success

Photography / Suffolk kitchen, Neptune

(Image credit: Neptune)

The perfect ingredients for a homely country-style scheme? Painted Shaker kitchen cabinetry? Check. Plate-rack over butler sink? Check. Comfy seating area featuring a pair of luxurious leather armchairs and rush woven rug? Check. Big multifunctional island? Check. 

'To create an environment that’s easy to live in, work surface space can’t be overlooked,' advises Karen Read, kitchen designer at Neptune Weybridge. 

38. Play with displays

Photography / Kitchen painted in Jet Black from Benjamin Moore

(Image credit: Benjamin Moore)

Echoing the style of a classic country dresser, open shelving is the perfect way to showcase collections of china and other precious heirlooms and treasures. 

Make the display stand out using a backdrop of tongue and groove panelling in pure white and contrast with dramatic black cabinetry. 

39. Dress your windows 

Photography / Bespoke kitchen by Drew Forsyth

(Image credit: Drew Forsyth)

After an elegant, timeless French country house look? Fabric featuring the classic pastoral scenes of Toile de Jouy for window and door treatments is the perfect partner for a country manor kitchen.  

40. Take a seat

(Image credit: Rebecca Hughes Interiors)

A central workstation is a clever and hardworking alternative to a traditional farmhouse table when you're planning your country kitchen ideas. In this design, a timber worktop overhang provides space for bar stools to sit at the island, creating a spot for casual dining. 

'We are often asked to create multiple dining zones with one kitchen. Whether that be a kitchen island, banquette window seating or more traditional dining at a table,' reveals Rebecca Hughes at Rebecca Hughes Interiors .

Photography / Somerset Bone White kitchen, Benchmarx

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Shaker furniture has a distinct style, reflecting the guiding principles of the United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearing, or Shakers as they were more commonly known. 

The religious sect, formed in the late 1700s had guiding principles of simplicity, utility and honesty and those beliefs were reflected in well-made furniture with minimalist designs. Key elements are plain, framed cabinet doors, peg rails and honest, raw materials. 

42. Combine practicality with warmth

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Don’t be afraid to mix surfaces when you're planning your rustic kitchen design. Paired with a wood-topped island this Quartz White Water surface from CRL Stone has soft brown veining and a subtle marble effect that is perfect for a country-style kitchen. 

'A light colored quartz countertop will work well in the country-style kitchen, as it will complement virtually any materials and any color scheme while giving the space a modern touch, too,' says Simon Boocock, Managing Director, CRL Stone . 

How do I make my kitchen into a country kitchen? 

A scrubbed pine or traditional oak table often sits at the heart of a country kitchen and will ensure the space feels sociable. 

'If working with vaulted or sloping ceilings, it’s important to look at the layout of the cabinetry and consider how this will impact storage,' says Karan Main, director at The Main Company. 'Open-shelving and clever use of space in the lower-level cupboards will allow you to refrain from built-in overhead cupboards that might detract from the original structure.'

The modern central island works well here, too, and has the benefit of being able to feature a sink and a few concealed modern appliances, too. 

'When it comes to country kitchens, it’s all about making the most of the characterful details that will make your space unique,' says Karen Read, kitchen designer at Neptune’s Weybridge showroom.  

Range cookers also shout ‘country’ loud and clear and work brilliantly as a starting point for any scheme as they often come in a host of colors, sizes and fuel options. Some, like Rayburns and Esse will also run the heating as well as keeping the kitchen warm, perfect if it’s installed at one end of a long-roomed barn conversion. 

Natural materials such as stone and wood will add warmth to surfaces and a butler or Belfast sink topped with pillar or brass mixer taps are naturally at home in a country kitchen.

What's trending for country kitchens 2023?

'More and more customers are requesting clever storage solutions for hiding kitchen appliances and paraphernalia from view,' says Adrian Bergman of British Standard by Plain English .

'For this reason, our pan drawers and larders are very popular. The larder is the perfect space to store bulky but necessary items such as toasters, microwaves and coffee machines.

'Deep and wide pan drawers provide ample space for not only pots and pans but also stacks of crockery. We find it is often the most used unit in the kitchen.'

What colors are on trend for country kitchens?

Dark colors – from black and navy to olive greens and deep grey – are dominating kitchens right now. While they’re perfectly suitable for a grand country house scheme, something discrete and subtle works more effectively in rural setting such as small cottages and even larger barn conversions. 

The gentler shades of cream, sage green and duck-egg blue will prevent a smaller space feeling overcrowded and ensure in a large room the cabinets do not dominate.  

'We are finding that people are being more adventurous and bolder with their color decisions, and it can completely transform the feel and mood of a kitchen,' says Bergman. 

'The joy of a British Standard kitchen is that it arrives primed, so that it can be hand painted in any color and updated over time. This means that you can choose to be brave, safe in the knowledge that it doesn’t have to be a permanent decision. 

'Make sure always to sample a color in the room, seeing how it changes in the light. Choose a palette of colors and play with the combination until you have narrowed it down to your favorites.'

What cabinet styles are on trend for a country kitchen? 

Fuss-free cabinets, such as the clean, symmetrical lines of Shaker are a good option for both traditional and modern schemes as it’s a plain canvas on which to build. 

Beaded cabinet doors and ones with more intricate pelmets and filials will create a more Georgian manor house feel, while flat-fronted styles will add sleek lines to an otherwise country look.  

Painted kitchens are popular and also ensure there’s an easy refresh option when the inevitable wear and tear on a busy family space takes hold. 

Meanwhile, wood cabinets are seeing a resurgence, with oak popular for its consistent, easy-to-live-with grain. For handles, opt for large bun knobs on painted or wood doors, or choose metallic cup shaped ones in shades of nickel or brass.

If you have the space, eschew a few wall cabinets for waney-edge shelving and complete the look with an old-style larder cupboard or glass-fronted French-style dresser for plenty of storage.  

What layout should I choose for a country kitchen?

'The architectural features of the room are very important in any country kitchen design,' says Bergman. Choose cabinets that allow you to work around features, to create the most interesting and unique designs.

Andrea has been immersed in the world of homes, interiors and lifestyle since her first job in journalism, on Ideal Home. She went from women's magazine Options to Frank. From there it was on to the launch of Red magazine, where she stayed for 10 years and became Assistant Editor. She then shifted into freelancing, and spent 14 years writing for everyone from The Telegraph to The Sunday Times, Livingetc, Stylist and Woman & Home. She was then offered the job as Editor on Country Homes & Interiors, and now combines that role with writing for sister title 

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