Published at Monday, August 28th 2017. by Fealty Dupont in Kitchen Style.
Tuscan-style kitchens also tend to feature surfaces that are matte or distressed, rather than sleek, shiny or modern in appearance—this design style definitely suggests a "lived in, well-used and well-loved" vibe, with particular attention paid to cooking implements, which are often lovingly displayed. The prevailing theme is comfort and relaxed elegance in a space that feels more like a vacation villa than a place to visit hurriedly each morning before rushing out the door to join the rat race.
When it comes to furniture for your country kitchen, wood is the obvious choice. However, rather than use pre-stained, mass-produced cabinetry and dining chairs that can be found just about anywhere, farmhouse kitchens often feature pieces with a little bit of personality.
One defining feature of country-inspired spaces is that they typically have a bright, open, airy feel. For anyone who favors a neutral look, white is the obvious choice for the dominant color in the room. But warmer hues such as yellow or tan will also brighten up the space.
Color is another important aspect of cottage-style kitchen design. Many homeowners opt for a light and bright feel in a cottage-style kitchen, with whites, beiges, and light yellows among the most common colors used to create an airy and open feel in the space. Floors and furniture may feature contrasting hues, often in dark wood that helps to ground the space.
Whereas antique cabinetry might be painted white, beige or light yellow, countertops in black granite, whether matte or glossy, can provide a great opportunity to add contrast. Flooring made from substantial, dark wood planks also creates contrast with the preferred color schemes in Victorian kitchens, which may feature accents in light blues, yellows and rose pinks, building on the romantic feel.
Walls often feature white or light beadboard, a direct reference to the style commonly found in vacation cottages. When it comes to furniture in cottage-style kitchens, the casual and comfortable theme is generally upheld by using sturdy tables of natural wood, often paired with equally substantial chairs, fitted for comfort with cushions in colorful patterns or solids.