Compared to every other room in a home, the kitchen is arguably the most popular spot to gather with friends and family. And these days rustic cooking spaces brimming with country charm are irresistible. But how do you go about adding timeless country style to your kitchen? Luckily, the country kitchen concept is very malleable—it can feel clean and minimal, retro and colorful, or elegantly traditional. You get to decide how countrified to go.
Let these examples whet your appetite for creating a practical and beautiful rustic-inspired country kitchen.
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Channel Cottage Style
This country-style cottage kitchen from Kate Marker Interiors has whitewashed ceiling beams, white shiplap walls, tile floors, a multitude of farmhouse style pendant lighting, and a weathered wood farm table as a central island that makes it feel lived in and warm.Continue to 2 of 23 below.
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Contrast With Black
Whittney Parkinson Design added country style to this polished black-and-white kitchen like wood furniture and wall art that gives the sleek space warmth.Continue to 3 of 23 below.
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Highlight Original Brick
Country kitchens embrace rustic, time-tested materials like the original brick wall in this space from deVOL Kitchens. Wood cabinetry and open shelving adds contrast, and a display of well seasoned cutting boards and framed color illustrations of baked goods add a homey touch.Continue to 4 of 23 below.
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Make It Moody
This neo rustic country kitchen from Ashley Montgomery Design has moody paint on the cabinetry, window trim, and ceiling. Stone flooring, a farmhouse sink, and warm wood paneling adds warmth.Continue to 5 of 23 below.
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Hang Oversized Lighting
In this modern country style kitchen from Becca Interiors, a pair of oversized industrial style pendant lights define the central island and draw the eye up to the rustic dark stained wood ceiling beams.Continue to 6 of 23 below.
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Add Texture to the Walls
Textured walls in a pale shade of pinkish beige add a lived-in feel to this renovated country kitchen from deVOL Kitchens that complements the beautiful bones of the voluminous space with its arched windows and doors.Continue to 7 of 23 below.
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Lighten It Up
This bright and modern take on a country style kitchen from Becca Interiors has a mix of white and beige tones on the cabinetry and countertops. Decor accents like a gilded framed painting leaning on the countertop, copper pots and a vase, glass-front cabinetry, hardwood flooring, and farmhouse style lighting add a timeless and familiar feel to the functional family space.Continue to 8 of 23 below.
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Copper pots hanging on the wall, a mix of farmhouse pendant lights and an antique chandelier, a wood-burning fireplace and a built-in glass china hutch are some of the details that make this colorful country style space from deVOL Kitchens shine.Continue to 9 of 23 below.
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Show Off a Statement Range
A high end range is the highlight of this elegant country-style kitchen from Ashley Montgomery Design, with an arched frame and a dramatic stone backsplash. Timeless details like an unframed oil painting leaning against the wall, copper pots, and a wooden mortar and pestle reinforce the country vibes.Continue to 10 of 23 below.
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Install Modern Conveniences
Whittney Parkinson Design mixed old and new to create a modern country kitchen that recalls the rustic kitchens of days gone by while adding modern conveniences like floor-to-ceiling built-ins and a sleek butcherboard prep space. Vintage-style pendant lighting and a traditional range surround have timeless appeal, while modern white walls are contrasted with dark flooring.Continue to 11 of 23 below.
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Polish the Pantry
Whittney Parkinson Design used the same smoky blue paint used on the adjoining kitchen cabinets in this kitchen pantry that is visible from the main space a calming old-world feel. Details like a still life fruit painting, stained glass front cabinetry, and a shiny brass vintage-style lamp that echoes the brass kitchen cabinet hardware make it feel finished and polished.Continue to 12 of 23 below.
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Mix Old and New
Rustic wood beams mixed with freshly painted white ceilings, a rustic wood kitchen island with a marble top, and a mix of warm red kitchen cabinetry and hardware with casual red-and-white curtain fronts adds timeless English country charm and style to this space from deVOL Kitchens.Continue to 13 of 23 below.
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Add Patterned Tile
This simple Scandinavian country kitchen from Fantastic Frank comes alive thanks to a blue-and-white patchwork of patterned tile from countertop to ceiling and a pair of green glass pendant lights hanging over the farmhouse sink.Continue to 14 of 23 below.
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Install Modern Storage
Ashley Montgomery Design added modern storage to this airy country style kitchen that gives the light neutral-toned space a mix of country-inspired style and modern convenience.Continue to 15 of 23 below.
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Create Country Mansion Vibes
Country can mean simple farmhouse and cottage styles or it can conjure visions of luxurious family compounds, English country mansions, and European chateaux. This country-style kitchen from Ashley Montgomery Design adds elegant details like a crystal chandelier to complement the ornate ceiling moldings, and mixes upscale country-style touches like a decorative farmhouse sink, impressive range, copper details, rich colors, and a massive plaid windowshade to channel country club vibes.Continue to 16 of 23 below.
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Add Tonal Greens
This petite L-shaped country style kitchen from deVOL Kitchens has a glossy tile backsplash in mixed shades of green, apple green paint on the walls, and dark green lower cabinetry with brass hardware that creates a colorful and enveloping atmosphere.Continue to 17 of 23 below.
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Dress It Up
A dramatic classic stove and range in an elegant combination of black and gold is the centerpiece of this spacious Scandinavian kitchen in the Swedish countryside from Fantastic Frank that looks like it's been there for 100 years.Continue to 18 of 23 below.
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Keep It Simple
Jessica Nelson Design added country style to this light neutral kitchen with shiplap walls, a farmhouse sink, and industrial farmhouse light fixtures.Continue to 19 of 23 below.
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This British cottage kitchen from U.K.-based deVOL Kitchens mixes original stone walls with rustic wood plank flooring and painted paneling on the walls and ceiling. A wood dining table is lines up next to the taller wood butcher block-topped island, and classic Shaker lower cabinetry is painted in buttercup yellow to add some light.Continue to 20 of 23 below.
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Use Bold Colors
Bold colors and an eccentric mix of furniture adds charm and authenticity to this vibrant Swedish countryside kitchen from Fantastic Frank that feels collected over time rather than carefully calculated and styled within an inch of its life.Continue to 21 of 23 below.
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Add Vintage Touches
Several affordable updates by Alys Design out of Pittsboro, North Carolina give this white kitchen a splash of country. The white cabinets with black hardware are original to the home—they were refreshed to provide the cooking space with a lived-in look that feels both rustic and relaxed. A vibrant shade of red may be the ultimate country color. Here a red vintage apple sign, a flea market find, personalizes the space. Reclaimed wood shelving provides practical storage while being in step with modern farmhouse style.Continue to 22 of 23 below.
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Keep It Classic
There are many affordable country goodies in this rustic kitchen from blogger Sarah Joy. A porcelain apron front sink is a country kitchen must-have. The curtain covered cabinet is 100 percent farmhouse. We love the white beadboard backsplash—it is a countrified and less expensive alternative to white subway tile. If you prefer thicker planks of wood consider shiplap. Another fantastic trick worth stealing is using an old exterior door to conceal the pantry.Continue to 23 of 23 below.
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Add a Reclaimed Wood Feature Wall
A reclaimed wood feature wall puts the country in this rustic kitchen by Portland, OR-based Jessica Helgerson Interior Design. The side walls are covered in white shiplap, a modern farmhouse favorite. A large rustic dining table with mismatched wood chairs lends the room welcoming charm. The vintage china cabinet on the left is the perfect place to display dishware and objects.