How to create a country kitchen

The country kitchen is a timeless classic, that gives the hub of your home a warm, rural feel, full of character. A comforting place to come home to after the fast pace of modern life, whether you live in a rural or urban area.

To create a country style kitchen, you need the perfect ingredients of style, colour, materials, and finishing touches. The cosy look of a country kitchen with a modern rustic charm is fundamental to bringing this timeless classic into the present day.

Kitchen Colours

To create the feeling of warmth and homeliness that is key to a traditional kitchen, you’ll need to think carefully about your colour choices. Classic cream gives a welcoming feeling that is much warmer than a modern white. Soft, muted colours such a grey and mink also work well, in creating a homely feel. Don’t be scared of introducing colour into your kitchen, pale garden green works really well with cream and wood for instance.

Shaker Kitchen Colours

Try to avoid colours such as stark black, pristine white, or bright red, as these are typically more fitting in a modern kitchen. To achieve a real country kitchen style, you’ll want to think about the colours you see in nature and bring them indoors.

Natural materials

Wood Worktops and Flooring

Wood works really well in creating a classic country kitchen, it radiates a feeling of warmth and comfort through a room. If you are considering wooden worktops, there are many different styles to choose from, such as Oak, Maple, Beech, Walnut, Bamboo and more. The unique grain in wood brings character to a kitchen and can complement many different areas of your space.

Bamboo

Bamboo

Beech

Beech

Oak

Oak

Maple

Maple

Walnut

Walnut

Wood is also a great option for flooring, that brings warmth and homeliness. You may want to think about Vinyl flooring designed to look like real wood. This is an inexpensive option, that is robust and waterproof! There is also a huge range of styles and shades to choose from.

Granite Worktops

Granite is a great choice for country style kitchens, it’s natural texture and unique patterns are full of character. Granite is hugely durable, heat resistant and scratch resilient, which is why it is so popular among homeowners. If you think that granite is the right choice for your country kitchen, think about using warmer colours to compliment the rest of the style. Our kitchen experts are on hand to guide you through the design process, just pop along to one of our local showrooms.

Caramel

Caramel

Chocolate

Chocolate

Expresso

Expresso

Mocha

Mocha

Mountain Haze

Mountain Haze

Stone Flooring

Beautiful stone flooring gives a kitchen a raw aesthetic, that is hardwearing. It evokes the feeling of bringing the outside in, giving a rustic finish. You may want to think about using Palio Looselay or Clic tiles, that give a stone effect but are easy to lay and relatively inexpensive. With a wide range of textures, shades and styles there will be something to suit your kitchen perfectly, why not browse our flooring solutions.

Centona

Centona

Murlo

Murlo

Pienza

Pienza

Volterra

Volterra

Finishing Touches

SINKS

SINKS

Ceramic sinks are the classic ingredients of a country kitchen, giving that feel of a country manor in your home. They don’t just look great, but they are large enough to fit lots of dishes in and don’t watermark like stainless steel can. If you'd prefer a sink that comes complete with a drainer, think about a colour that compliments your worktops. We have a wide range of sinks to work with classic and traditional kitchens.

Dual lever taps in brushed metal or brass really add the finishing touches to the country kitchen sink. Think rounded edges and ceramic handles for the ultimate vintage feel.

HANDLES

HANDLES

They may seem like a fairly insignificant detail but handles compliment the overall look of your kitchen design. Choose the wrong handles and this can muddle the atheistic and make your kitchen units look out of place. To make sure you are keeping up with the farmhouse kitchen feel, look at wooden, brushed metal designs or forge style handles and knobs.

TILES

TILES

Beautiful patterned tiles will add rustic charm to your kitchen and are the perfect place to add some interesting colours. They also create a lovely vintage and rustic charm to a space.

If you're not confident enough to add pattern throughout your tiles, you could just add one or two dotted about between more neutral tiles.

Think carefully about the textures you use in your country kitchen, natural materials work best to conjure up the feelings of a warm, cosy setting. You’ll want to steer away from gloss finishes, laminates and super shiny edges.

Classic Country Kitchen styles

Here at Dream Doors we have a wide range of Classic and Traditional Kitchen styles to pick from for your Country Kitchen.

Take a look at some of our favourites here or pop into your local showroom to discover more styles.

  • Tullymore
  • Ludlow
  • Newport
  • Shaker
  • Warwick
  • Westbury
  • Canterbury

How to create a country kitchen