French Country Kitchen Designs

French Country Kitchen Designs

BHG.com Kitchens Kitchen Decorating Styles Country Country French Kitchen Ideas Graceful lines, intricate woodwork, and rich fabrics are characteristic of classic French design. Fused with country details, country French style creates a space that is elegant yet homey, and rustic yet refined. Explore these design ideas to combine French and country styles in your kitchen. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google Plus Email Print More Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Share your take on this idea!Upload your photo here.CLOSE Furniture-Style Cabinetry Incorporating furniture-style cabinetry makes the kitchen feel more like a gathering space and can make a space feel more intimate, too. Intricate armoire-style panels on the built-in refrigerator’s doors add a custom touch. The island, made from knotty alder wood, takes on the look of an antique with a hammered top and classic table-style legs. continue reading below Old-Look Surfaces “The builder of the cabinets actually chiseled out pieces of the wood to make them look aged,” builder Brian Thompson says. The dark patina of the cabinet hardware reinforces the vintage feel, while hand-beveled planks of hickory create a wavy, time-warped effect on the floor. The rustic finishes add a sense of intimacy. “When people step into the home, they don’t get the sense that it’s 7,000 square feet, and that’s the intention,” architectural designer Robert Dame says. Soft Color Palette Soft sage on the cabinets and a creamy yellow hue on the walls create old-world warmth and coziness. Muted grays and khakis complement the serene palette. Floral fabrics and delicate chicken wire in accent-door inserts play up the country French theme. The fabric repeats as the window treatment hanging on a simple oil-rubbed-bronze rod above the sink area. Mix of Materials Copper, stainless steel, slate, and aged wood add a layered look, similar to an authentic European kitchen. The combination of materials has the aura of pieces added over time. “It’s a look of many different things, and that’s reminiscent of French country,” interior decorator Kevin Spearman says. The large crisp white farmhouse sink and ornate backsplash tiles are suggestive of a French countryside cottage. Airy & Elegant Country French style embraces the past and layers in centuries of different styles. Open shelves, chicken wire inserts in the island cabinet doors, and brick walls give the kitchen an unfitted French farmhouse feel. Gold-finish light fixtures introduce a layer of elegance, as do simple white perimeter cabinets. Country Appeal To create a rustic country French look, embrace natural and aged finishes. Look for ways to add antiqued details, such as primitive vessels and French signage in elegant typefaces. The cabinets in this kitchen are made from reclaimed wood, and their unfinished, knotty look lays the foundation for the rest of the space’s country look. A hand-painted furniture-style island also imbues the space with the illusion of age. In the Details Introduce country French to your kitchen with c’est magnifique details and a crisp color scheme. In this kitchen, steel hardware inspired by French designs crowns cabinets with classic Gustavian detailing. Charming dormers and arched Gothic windows draw the eye up to the beamed cathedral ceiling. To easily achieve a country French look, consider a blue-and-white color scheme and change out small things, such as hardware or light fixtures, for items that have a definitively French look. The Must-Have Elements of Country Style Design a Country Kitchen More for You Discover your decorating personality! Take our quick quiz, and get design ideas tailored to your style. Take our free quiz! Explore country French decorating ideas throughout the house. Find more country French ideas. Get fresh and fun design ideas in our free Kitchen and Bath Ideas newsletter. Sign up for the weekly newsletter. Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Share your take on this idea!Upload your photo here.CLOSE Popular In Country A Storage-Packed Kitchen Update A Kitchen with French Flair Before & After Kitchen Renovations: Country Kitchens More Country Load More
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French Country Kitchen Designs

Atlantic Archives, Inc./Richard Leo Johnson By Kelsey Kloss Jan 31, 2017 If you’d like to create a cozy, rustic, and traditional kitchen, you probably already know you want to err toward country design. But is your style French country or English country? The ambiguity and confusion is understandable, as these two design styles share many similarities. However, they are also incredibly distinguishable once you know the colors, textures, and fabrics that define each. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Enter Rhode Island-based designer Cyndie Seely, who has used both styles in her own stunning interior design projects. Read on for her tips on differentiating between a French country kitchen and an English country kitchen.French Country KitchenEarthy colors Toile fabrics and orderly floralsFarm animal décor Getty Images This style is marked with strong notes of elegance and polish, but still upholds its ode to countryside living. In a true French country kitchen, you’ll easily spot characteristic mustard yellow and warm reds that reflect the surrounding countryside. “The French country kitchen has earthier tones, while English tones are purer,” says Ceely. “For example, a French kitchen may showcase a mossy green while an English kitchen has a hunter green.” Advertisement – Continue Reading Below When choosing how to upholster your kitchen furniture, note that French fabrics exhibit a refined sense of formal elegance. “With French fabrics, you’ll see flowers lined up in a somewhat organized way,” says Ceely. “Toile fabrics are also very popular in French kitchens. They depict gardens, fountains, and other sanctuaries of elegance for the French.” Getty Images When it comes to furniture, French country kitchens typically exhibit pieces with scrolls and moldings, while English design exhibits more straight, rigid lines and weathered surfaces. “There are fussier architectural elements and motifs in French design than in English design,” says Ceely. “There are many more materials involved, whereas the English style is simpler.” French country decor is unique in that it employs a blend of common farm animals and elegant, quaint birds. You’re also more likely to spot formal tapestries in a French country kitchen than in an English country kitchen. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Getty Images English Country KitchenRustic, lived-in furniture Chintz florals Decor depicting hunting scenes Atlantic Archives, Inc./Richard Leo Johnson Advertisement – Continue Reading Below While the French country kitchen embraces elegance, the English country kitchen celebrates a lived-in atmosphere. “The tone of the English country home really reflects years of entertaining and enjoying life,” says Seely. “It’s really warm and cozy. There might be scuff marks on the furniture, but it doesn’t matter because it’s part of the character.” English country style celebrates the children, animals, and friends that bring personality to the countryside life. In the South Carolina home above, designed by Ceely in the English country style, the tiles were customized to illustrate the owners with their dogs and horses. Rather than organized florals or frilly toile fabrics, English country patterns tend to depict foliage that’s less groomed, such as wildflowers and chintz florals. Getty Images The casual English style employs straightforward hues and natural colors. “English country style uses deep tones, but it may be, say, a truer red than that used in French style kitchen,” says Ceely. “Natural browns are also characteristic of English country design.”While French country décor usually involves farm animals and small birds, English wall décor typically includes hunting scenes with dogs and horses. It also showcases botanical prints and nature prints. Dark wood floors with wide boards are usually seen in both styles. Getty Images Advertisement – Continue Reading Below
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French Country Kitchen Designs

Atlantic Archives, Inc./Richard Leo Johnson By Kelsey Kloss Jan 31, 2017 If you’d like to create a cozy, rustic, and traditional kitchen, you probably already know you want to err toward country design. But is your style French country or English country? The ambiguity and confusion is understandable, as these two design styles share many similarities. However, they are also incredibly distinguishable once you know the colors, textures, and fabrics that define each. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Enter Rhode Island-based designer Cyndie Seely, who has used both styles in her own stunning interior design projects. Read on for her tips on differentiating between a French country kitchen and an English country kitchen.French Country KitchenEarthy colors Toile fabrics and orderly floralsFarm animal décor Getty Images This style is marked with strong notes of elegance and polish, but still upholds its ode to countryside living. In a true French country kitchen, you’ll easily spot characteristic mustard yellow and warm reds that reflect the surrounding countryside. “The French country kitchen has earthier tones, while English tones are purer,” says Ceely. “For example, a French kitchen may showcase a mossy green while an English kitchen has a hunter green.” Advertisement – Continue Reading Below When choosing how to upholster your kitchen furniture, note that French fabrics exhibit a refined sense of formal elegance. “With French fabrics, you’ll see flowers lined up in a somewhat organized way,” says Ceely. “Toile fabrics are also very popular in French kitchens. They depict gardens, fountains, and other sanctuaries of elegance for the French.” Getty Images When it comes to furniture, French country kitchens typically exhibit pieces with scrolls and moldings, while English design exhibits more straight, rigid lines and weathered surfaces. “There are fussier architectural elements and motifs in French design than in English design,” says Ceely. “There are many more materials involved, whereas the English style is simpler.” French country decor is unique in that it employs a blend of common farm animals and elegant, quaint birds. You’re also more likely to spot formal tapestries in a French country kitchen than in an English country kitchen. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below Getty Images English Country KitchenRustic, lived-in furniture Chintz florals Decor depicting hunting scenes Atlantic Archives, Inc./Richard Leo Johnson Advertisement – Continue Reading Below While the French country kitchen embraces elegance, the English country kitchen celebrates a lived-in atmosphere. “The tone of the English country home really reflects years of entertaining and enjoying life,” says Seely. “It’s really warm and cozy. There might be scuff marks on the furniture, but it doesn’t matter because it’s part of the character.” English country style celebrates the children, animals, and friends that bring personality to the countryside life. In the South Carolina home above, designed by Ceely in the English country style, the tiles were customized to illustrate the owners with their dogs and horses. Rather than organized florals or frilly toile fabrics, English country patterns tend to depict foliage that’s less groomed, such as wildflowers and chintz florals. Getty Images The casual English style employs straightforward hues and natural colors. “English country style uses deep tones, but it may be, say, a truer red than that used in French style kitchen,” says Ceely. “Natural browns are also characteristic of English country design.”While French country décor usually involves farm animals and small birds, English wall décor typically includes hunting scenes with dogs and horses. It also showcases botanical prints and nature prints. Dark wood floors with wide boards are usually seen in both styles. Getty Images

French Country Kitchen Designs

French Country Kitchen Designs
French Country Kitchen Designs
French Country Kitchen Designs
French Country Kitchen Designs