French Kitchen Islands

If you are thinking of saying "oui" to a French kitchen design, then it's important for your kitchen island to match your style.
French Kitchen

French Kitchen

In order to add a stove, cabinets and appliances in the kitchen. the french doors had to be removed and a wall need to be added. Because valuable light was being taken away, the Kitchen Cousins added two skylights into the ceiling. After tearing the dining room wall down, and turning the dining room into the kitchen, there is a whole new flow and life to the atmosphere and energy of the kitchen and dining room area. What once was a cold empty ding room is now a large kitchen that opens to a large dining room. As seen on HGTV's the Kitchen Cousins.

and John Colaneri Kitchen Cousins

Photo by: Chris Amaral

Chris Amaral

By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

French kitchen design can come in a number of style expressions. But whether you are seeking a Parisian-style kitchen design or opting for French country inspiration, it's important for your kitchen island to match your style of choice.

Comfortable Elegance in the Kitchen

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Chic Surroundings

Lavish attention to detail belies the hard-working functionality of this kitchen. Photo courtesy of Tom Harper Photography

Comfort and Luxury

It is comfortable and lush at the same time with notable features such as custom copper-foiled mullions on glass front wall cabinetry, a stainless and copper basket-weave apron front sink, and blow glass pendant lighting. Photo courtesy of Tom Harper Photography

One Material, Two Ways

The unfinished stone countertops complement the rough texture of the stone backsplash beautifully. Photo courtesy of Tom Harper Photography

Custom Coffee Machine

A built in coffee maker is a conversation piece. Having the machine installed on the wall liberates valuable counter space. Photo courtesy of Tom Harper Photography

Culinary Features

Having a hot water source close makes boiling water a breeze. Photo courtesy of Tom Harper Photography

Elegant, neutral colors, like black and creme-colored whites, are very reflective of a kitchen that is designed with a Paris influence in mind. On the other hand, bold colors and brightly tiled surfaces are a trademark of French country kitchens.

If you are seeking a classic French-style kitchen, then consider a kitchen island that boasts simple, black cabinetry paired with a marble or granite countertop. The effect will be noteworthy, but perfectly understated.

A French country kitchen island will call for cabinets made from a rustic wood and, perhaps, stained a barn red or light antique green. Top the woodwork off with a white counter or butcher block surface to complete the look. These French kitchen islands also typically work well with an extra punch of colorful tile embedded in the countertop or sides of the island.

Curved, decorative accents also work well with French kitchen islands. Consider adding wood accents, like grape vines, to cabinets or French-inspired materials to counter-style seating.

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