Cottage Kitchen Ideas

Gather cottage kitchen ideas, and get ready to create a cozy and welcoming kitchen design in your home.

Cottage-Style Kitchen with Farmhouse Sink

Cottage-Style Kitchen with Farmhouse Sink

Exposed cabinetry, wood floors, vintage lighting and a retro sink are the stars in this charming kitchen.

By: Sean McEvoy

If you're planning a kitchen remodel and your tastes run towards the cozy and casual, you may want to explore the wide range of cottage kitchen ideas available.

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Yellow and Green Country Kitchen

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Blue Coastal Kitchen

Multicolored Arts-and-Crafts Kitchen

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Green and Brown Arts-and-Crafts Kitchen

Creamy White Country Kitchen

Yellow and Green Country Kitchen

Mixed-Color Mediterranean Kitchen

Transitional Stainless Steel Kitchen

Black and Brown Traditional Kitchen

Brown Wood Old-World Kitchen

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Neutral Traditional Kitchen With Island

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Mixed-Color Tuscan Kitchen

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Cherry and Emerald Modern Zen Kitchen

Black Contemporary Kitchen With Island

Brown and Neutral Tuscan Country Kitchen

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Neutral and Brown Contemporary Kitchen

Gray Mediterranean Kitchen

Cherry and White Traditional Kitchen

Red Modern Kitchen

Green Transitional Kitchen

Brown Kitchen With Contemporary and Rustic Elements

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Arts and Crafts Kitchen With Yellow Cabinets

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Abe Jerome

Neutral and Blue Rustic Kitchen

Copper and Cherry Kips Bay Kitchen

Photo By: Peter Rymwid

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen With Vaulted Ceiling

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Contemporary Kitchen With Island

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John Colaneri

Blue Rustic Kitchen

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Brown Modern Kitchen and Dining Room

White Arts-and-Crafts Kitchen

White Cottage Kitchen With Reclaimed Wood

Brown Old-World Kitchen

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Brown Transitional Kitchen

Black-and-White Transitional Kitchen

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Montreux Custom Homes

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White Traditional Kitchen

White Cottage Kitchen

White & Gray Country Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

Red Contemporary Kitchen

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Jane Ellison

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Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

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White Contemporary Kitchen

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Kathleen Perkins

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Brown Traditional Kitchen

Turquoise Transitional Kitchen

White and Gray Modern Kitchen

Beige Eclectic Kitchen

Turquoise Tropical Galley Kitchen

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White Traditional Kitchen

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White and Red Traditional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen With Island

Green and White Modern Kitchen

Brown and White Traditional Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

White Country Kitchen

Black-and-White Modern Kitchen

Beige Transitional Kitchen

Beige Old-World Kitchen

Brown & Gray Modern Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

Mixed-Color Contemporary Kitchen

Transitional White Kitchen

Beige Eclectic Kitchen

White Contemporary Galley Kitchen

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White Traditional Kitchen With Island Seating

White Contemporary Kitchen

White and Stainless Steel Modern Kitchen

Neutral Modern Kitchen

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Yellow Transitional Kitchen

White Transitional Kitchen

Black-and-White Transitional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

White Open Contemporary Kitchen

White and Gray Transitional Kitchen

White Transitional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

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Deena Castello

White Contemporary Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

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Judith Taylor

Transitional Kitchen With Wood, Stainless & Marble

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

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Dorothy Willetts

Brown Contemporary Kitchen

Brown and White Traditional Kitchen

White & Gray Kitchen With Farmhouse Table

Neutral Old-World Kitchen With Island

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Karen Kettler

White Contemporary Shaker Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen With Warm Wood Tones

Brown and White Contemporary Kitchen

Warm, White Traditional Kitchen

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen With Island

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Gioi Tran

Cool Gray Contemporary Kitchen

Urban Kitchen With Green Tile and Light Wood

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Ben Herzog

Neutral Contemporary Kitchen

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Mary Broerman

Espresso and Stainless Contemporary Kitchen

White Traditional Kitchen

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Tracy Dunn

Brown Transitional Kitchen With Tile Backsplash

Green and Brown Contemporary Kitchen

Photo By: Andrew Bruah

White Transitional Kitchen

White Contemporary Kitchen

Neutral Transitional Kitchen With Island

White Townhome Kitchen

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Ben Herzog

Casual and welcoming, cottage-style kitchens are inspired by those found in traditional vacation or summer cottages—spaces specifically designed for relaxation and entertaining. Hallmarks of cottage-style kitchens include painted cabinets, beadboard on walls, light and bright color schemes, and an overall comfortable and guest-friendly feel.

Storage elements are an important theme in cottage-style kitchens, as they allow homeowners to efficiently stow their kitchen wares, but also to display them in a manner that's at once stylish and casual. One of the chief means of achieving this trademark of cottage kitchen design is by using an open cabinet scheme. Leaving doors off cabinets or relying on a combination of cabinets and shelving will create a design that feels more open, expansive and casual.

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. 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.

Additional design flourishes can add great visual interest to a cottage-style kitchen. Some homeowners choose thematic elements for backsplashes or wallpaper. In a country-themed cottage-style kitchen, for example, farm or pastoral scenes in toile might be a great fit. Similarly, nautical or ocean-inspired designs might be featured by homeowners who reside by the seaside, adding a soothing thematic element to their cottage-style kitchen.

Finally, consider elegantly displaying cookware as a feature of your cottage-style kitchen design. Hanging pots, pans and large utensils from racks or hooks on the wall can further emphasize both a casual design and a space that's always ready to cook. Choosing cookware that's as visually interesting as it is utilitarian will add to a cottage style kitchen design where guests and family alike will want to spend plenty of time.

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