We’re back for our final installment of The Ultimate Guide to Kitchen Styles! Truth be told, we could actually keep going because there are still plenty of styles to cover! Maybe we’ll revisit it again in the future, but in the meantime, we’re going to focus on these last three styles: Rustic, Cottage, and Shabby Chic.
Rustic styled kitchens have a regional American Southwest, Mountain or Pacific Northwest flair. The idea with these kinds of kitchens is to bring nature inside. Typical Rustic styled kitchens feature gorgeous shades of rich browns, reds, greens, or yellows. You’ll also find big windows that let in lots of light, wood and stone walls, and exposed ceiling beams in a Rustic kitchen.
Kitchen cabinetry is usually made from knotty pine, hickory, or alder. If you’re looking for this exact style of cabinetry for your next kitchen remodel, stop by our website and take a look at our Rustic Hickory Cabinets.
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If you’re looking for a kitchen that features lots of charm, then Cottage styled kitchens may be right for you!
Cottage styled kitchens usually feature wood cabinets that are painted in lovely, soft neutral colors of creams, whites, and browns. A farmhouse sink with a butcher-block countertop, open shelving to display your glassware, beautiful wood floors, and beadboard walls are all things you’ll see in these types of kitchens.
Add vintage light fixtures and appliances, a farm table, simple backsplash tiles, small area rugs, and worn accents such as a bench with weathered paint to complete the look.
Shabby Chic Kitchen
The Shabby Chic kitchen style is very similar to the Cottage and French Country kitchen designs. It’s a cozy, friendly, and inviting style that welcomes and celebrates imperfections.
This kitchen style features a worn or weathered look that’s simple and uncluttered, with great use of textural materials like wicker and woven items. You’ll see lots of pastel colors used in shabby chic kitchens like light blues, pale pinks, or minty greens.
Shabby Chic kitchen styles often use furniture in spaces they aren’t traditionally meant for. A great example would be an old worn wooden table used as a kitchen island or a weathered looking dining room side board used as a place to display plates, wicker baskets, or kitchen accessories.
Vintage lighting such as a decorative chandelier over a kitchen island, lots of vintage decorative accessories, simple touches like plain backsplash tiles, a farm house sink and open shelving all help to create the Shabby Chic look.
Shabby Chic kitchen cabinets can have either a finished or weathered look to them, but stick with lighter woods or painted cabinets. Whichever way you go with the décor, a Shabby Chic kitchen is very forgiving.
What style is your favorite, or what style did we miss? Let us know!