French Country Kitchen Cabinets

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French Country Cabinets in Kitchen

French Country Cabinets in Kitchen

A French-country makeover was accomplished by hand-painting and glazing cabinets, adding crown and picture molding to cabinetry, installing recessed and under-cabinet lighting and designing a unique ceramic-tile layout.

By: Sean McEvoy

If your goal is to create a kitchen that's both elegant and welcoming, French country kitchen cabinets may be the style for you.

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Classic Country Appeal

Hardwood floors and weathered brick contribute to the timeless design in this kitchen by Cyndy Cantley, CKD. A deep farmhouse sink is as practical as it is pretty, and a rough-hewn island keeps the look down to earth.

Photo By: Cyndy Cantley, CKD

Pale Perfection

Painted finishes are a hallmark of country design. The robins-egg blue cabinetry in this kitchen by BeDe Design adds welcome color amid the natural hues.

Photo By: Rick Hammer; Design By: BeDe Design

Simple Pleasures

Plate racks and candlestick-style sconces; white-on-white-on-wood. Keep your country kitchen simple as Historical Concepts Architecture & Planning did here, and you’ve got the perfect backdrop to highlight food and family.

Photo By: Richard Leo Johnson; Design By: Historical Concepts Architecture & Planning

Colorful Country

Fiestaware colors and checkerboard flooring lend this country kitchen a hip, midcentury flair. Rustic open shelving gives colorful ceramics pride of place.

Photo By: Julia Staples Photography; Design By: Hannah Dee Interiors

The Tractor Factor

Tractor-seat stools add an agrarian touch to this country kitchen, and terra-cotta floors with Moravian accent tiles featuring cows add to the farmhouse feeling.

Photo By: Matt Villano Photography; Design By: Jill Jarrett, CKD, CBD, and Lauren Villano, AKBD, of Jarret Design, LLC

Terra-Cotta Close-Up

A close-up shot showcases the small cow tiles that accent this terra-cotta floor.

Photo By: Matt Villano Photography; Design By: Jill Jarrett, CKD, CBD, and Lauren Villano, AKBD, of Jarret Design, LLC

Mixed Design

It's the mix of woods, including heart-pine flooring and recycled-timber beams, that distinguish this country kitchen by Studio Entourage and architect Linda MacArthur. The barstools are slipcovered in muslin for a casual look and easy care.

Photo By: Joshua Vick; Design By: Studio Entourage and architect Linda MacArthur

Handcrafted Accents

Knotty pine walls and cabinets give this kitchen designed by Christine Albertsson of Albertsson Hansen Architects a rustic, cabin-in-the-woods ambiance. Wrought-iron chandeliers with candle bulbs harken back to simpler times.

Photo By: Scott Amundson; Design By: Christine Albertsson of Albertsson Hansen Architects

Warm Textures

Exposed ceiling beams and a wood-burning fireplace provide the open, lodge-like feel in this kitchen designed by Jeff Murphy. The island is weathered wood and the sconces are aged copper.

Photo By: Susan Gilmore; Design By: Jeff Murphy

The Industrial Age

Exposed ceiling beams and an industrial range hood with its oxidation left as is add a casual, country feel to this kitchen by Historical Concepts Architecture & Planning.

Photo By: Richard Leo Johnson; Design By: Historical Concepts Architecture & Planning

Rustic Meets Refined

A stone wall is the focal point of this country kitchen designed by Jill Jarrett and Lauren Costar of Jarrett Design, LLC. Professional-quality appliances ensure that the workspace is as functional as it is charming.

Photo By: Jarrett Design LLC

Animals Welcome

What's a country kitchen without a couple of big, affectionate dogs? Here, designer Patricia Caulfield set a dog-feeding station against a classic country background of white beaded board.

Photo By: Alan Gilbert; Design By: Patricia Caulfield

Natural High

A knotty-wood table and rush baskets add farmhouse style to this suburban dining nook designed by Stonebreaker Builders & Remodelers. Accessories in on-trend shades of turquoise and brown make the space feel fresh.

Photo By: Larry Huene; Design By: Stonebreaker Builders & Remodelers

Country, Southwest Style

Rough-hewn alder wood cabinetry and wrought iron accents keep this space “country” without the slightest hint of “cutesy.” The floor is cement with a faux-wood porcelain tile inlay

Photo By: Works Photography; Design By: The Sky is the Limit Design, Inc.

Go Fishcamp

This fishcamp cabin kitchen by Historical Concepts Architecture & Planning hits just about every country note: Rustic wood, milk-paint colors, suspended plate racks and casual scatter rugs – and, of course, a deep farmhouse sink. Pale walls and a disciplined lack of clutter keep it all from becoming overwhelming.

Photo By: Jack Gardner; Design By: Historical Concepts Architecture & Planning

Francais Farmhouse

Cream-colored cabinets and painted ceramics give this country kitchen a French accent. The turned island legs and farmhouse-style drawer pulls complete the look.

Photo By: Steve Voegeli; Design By: Tami Holsten of Bear Trap Design

The Lodge Look

Painted cabinets with antique-looking glass add to the lodge look of this space by Tami Holsten of Bear Trap Design.

Photo By: Steve Voegeli; Design By: Tami Holsten of Bear Trap Design

Blending In

Freestanding storage pieces complement built-ins for the assembled-over-time look characteristic of country decor.

Photo By: Steve Voegeli; Design By: Tami Holsten of Bear Trap Design

Beam Me Up

Wood takes pride of place here, too – this time in exposed ceiling beams, evoking camp-cabin memories in this family-friendly kitchen by Remodelworks.

Photo By: Scott Basile; Design By: Mary Jennings

Eclectic Eat-In

Don’t be afraid of adding other countries to your country kitchen. A Middle-Eastern-style chandelier fits perfectly in this American kitchen with a classic country table and fabric-covered chairs. Seasonal centerpieces highlight nature; imagine how glorious sunflowers would look here in the summer!

Photo By: Carlos Vergara Photography; Design By: Susan Klimala of the Kitchen Studio of Glen Ellyn

Characterized by intricate craftsmanship and refined but lived-in style, French country kitchen cabinets offer a unique twist on country kitchen style.

One of the trademarks of French country kitchen cabinets is "furniture style" features. The designs of these cabinets often incorporate moldings, intricate arches, glass-paned doors and other flourishes that hint at classic French furniture styles. Substantial, elegant hardware often completes the design.

Wood surfaces may be slightly antiqued or distressed to pair the elegance of the design with a welcoming, lived-in look.

Finally, metals and other contrasting materials may be paired with natural woods to give French country kitchen cabinets an ageless, antique feel. Copper and bronze design elements are common, hinting at a historical design that has evolved over time and incorporated many diverse styles.

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