French country kitchen design is a great design for who seek elegance, royal class, and warmth. This design sounds right for today’s kitchen to increase welcoming and gathering atmosphere with a cozy appearance for the whole family and their loved ones. Let’s learn the basics to create a beautiful country kitchen in the French style.
Starting with colors, soft and warm colors are popular like earthy tones cream, brown and beige, light blues, sunny yellows and more, in addition, you can incorporate a little bit of bright or rich colors like reds and purples. While natural material with aged appearance is the best pick for French country style.
Wooden cabinet in a furniture style look is a distinctive feature of French country design which adds warmth and coziness to your space with decorative glass panels for a warm light reflections and elegant look as well. In addition, crown molding above the cabinet is a complement to the French country cabinet look.
As we talk about French country design which is a real model for warm gathering for kitchen design, we cannot forget the warm gathering around a fireplace in the past days. Therefore, French country kitchen design prefers the look of fireplace whether by using brick or stone around the stove or even creating an imitation of fireplace atmosphere and look by any other mean.
Stone countertop and farm or apron style sink complete a French country look in addition flooring should be also designed by stone or wood tiles while backsplash in marble makes a great combination together. Appliances for French country kitchens are highly recommended to be of a vintage look.
When it comes to accessories, you can accessorize your kitchen with natural elements, animal, floral patterns, hand painted items and terracotta pottery accents, copper details for hardware or light fixtures and so on. Never forget the magical power of lights and natural ray reflections as well but keep in mind to choose light fixtures in old (antique) styles; a crystal and copper chandelier which could be found in flea markets or antique stores.