Cabinet Styles for a French Country Kitchen:I think that a raised panel or full overlay kitchen cabinet door work best for a French country kitchen. A glaze is preferred, such as our Ginger Creek Antique White Kitchen Cabinets. Distressed finishes are also a great choice for French Country kitchen cabinets. Colors used to decorate in the French Country style come from all over the color wheel. Beautiful Yellows and Golds, bright reds and burnt rust, grass green and hunter green, and especially blue. Turquoise, cobalt blue, light blue, and aqua tones are often present in French Country style. Pinks and whites are also popular choices. Neutrals break up the colors, like natural woods, black oil rubbed bronze or grey accents.
French Country Materials:
Fabrics:Materials used in a French country kitchen are easy to spot. They are decorative and have a distinctive look, usually looking like illustrations or floral patterns. Children can be seen playing and ships can be seen sailing. These materials add the cherry on top to a perfect design. You can also find plaid and gingham patterns.
Building Materials:You will find a lot of relcaimed wood in a French country kitchen. You will usually see granite countertops or butcher block countertops. Natural materials are what you’re looking for. Rough painted plaster walls are popular, beams as seen below, carved wood furniture detail, and simple textures. Natural and tumbled stone are typical of the flooring or fireplace surrounds and beadboard is a popular backsplash choice, or just something to accent with. Copper pots and pot racks are also typical of a French Country Kitchen. I think an arabesque tile looks great in french country style kitchens, like this Highland Park Antique White Arabesque pattern.
French Country Floral:
French Country Kitchen Lighting:Lighting for your French Country Kitchen should be easy. Stick with wire-y chandeliers, lantern style light fixtures, circular chandeliers or beaded chandeliers.
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