A French country kitchen can be a welcome addition to your home because it offers you the warm feeling of a rustic chateau kitchen. Even if your kitchen was not initially designed with a French country style, you can still remodel your kitchen using some French country-related items, fixtures and decor. Here are some ideas to produce a rustic feeling in your kitchen:
Let’s start with the color. Generally, a French country kitchen uses clean and light colors such as off-white and ivory. You can combine light colors with a touch of earth tones such as beige and natural brown. Choose additional colors that have the illusion of sun-faded hues such as orange or yellow in golden shades. Using brilliant greens or blues can be tricky, however; you may want to avoid them because they look too Mediterranean. Country houses are well-known to have generous natural light. Having large windows to let the sunlight shine into your kitchen will strengthen the country aura.
As has been mentioned earlier about the color selection, choosing furniture, wall paint, or other items having a sun-faded color is important. Weathered appearances give the illusion of having vintage items in your French country kitchen. You can also use wrought iron or rusted metal for cabinet and drawer handles. Equipping the kitchen with items made from natural materials such as wicker or wooden chairs and tables as well as stone countertops is also good idea. Not only for the countertops, stones such as marble, tile, and limestone can also be applied to walls.
It will be very difficult to find modern appliances that have a vintage look. To get around this problem, you can install wooden coverings, such as ones that resemble cabinets to hide your modern or industrial looking fridge, oven and other kitchen appliances. This is a challenge.
If you have a large kitchen, it is a good idea to decorate the ceiling with an elegant crystal chandelier. Do not select a chandelier with a modern design. Shop around flea markets and see if you can find a perfect vintage chandelier for a bargain price. However, you should not use a chandelier if your kitchen is a medium or a small one. In this case, a huge chandelier will only make your kitchen looks much smaller.
5. Glass doors
Large windows characterize a French country kitchen. Do you want to know where you might be able to use glass doors? For the pantry and cabinets. Yes, you can replace the old doors of your pantry and cabinets with glass doors. This trick is particularly good if you have beautiful kitchenware to show off.