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French Country Kitchen Ideas

French Country Kitchen

Ideas to help you create that elegantly rustic decor in your own home that is Country French. Tips and advice for colors, materials and accessories.

What is it about this rustic, casual decor that so many find appealing? Well, consider the main elements of this style and you'll soon see why it is so popular:

The vibrant color pallette, including sunny yellow, gold, terracotta red, lavender, bright and dark greens and of course, French blue, can't help but create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

French Country Kitchen Rustic Style

The natural materials and elements such as terra cotta stone, wood, iron and plaster remind us of the simplicity of an earlier life.

The loving blend of old and new... patterns and colors within the French Country palette, iron and wood, rustic and elegant, casual and welcoming...all combine to create a place where families can come together and share meals, conversations and make memories.

Let's take these elements and create our own special space:

  • Our rustic style kitchen may have a striking yet warm shade of medium gold on the walls,
  • black appliances,
  • colorful deep red counter tops,
  • tile or stone floors,
  • simple cabinetry in hickory or maple,
  • and an antique (or reproduction) rectangular dining set, large enough to seat ten or twelve people if the area can accommodate a table of that size.

 French Country Style Kitchen


The chandelier that hangs over the table is a rustic yet elegant iron, and there is a beautiful colorful area rug under the dining set to highlight the dining area.

Reproduction French Country prints are on the walls depicting the beautiful southern French countryside.

There is an abundance of sunshine streaming in through the windows that have their wood shutters wide open.

Copper pots and pans as well as spices are usually kept within easy reach of the cook, and in our kitchen are found on open shelves for both practicality and decor.

Colorful earthen ware bowls, platters and the like serve as decorative elements and serving pieces. These rustic, earthy materials offer age-old elegance and practicality in a French country kitchen.

Are you visualizing this memorable kitchen? It is casually elegant, colorful and definitely French Country decorating style!

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