Rustic kitchens are one of the biggest trends this year. They are sometimes referred to as farmhouse chic kitchens or something along those lines. The kitchens give a more authentic feel and provide the homeowner with a more home-like feel than they would normally get in a modern kitchen. Let’s take a look at some of the additions you can make to your kitchen to give it a more rustic feel.
Go the Natural Route: Wood and stone are some of the elements that make a rustic kitchen a bit cozier. One of the things to make sure of is that the wood finishes are complimentary of each other. While it can be good to add pops of color, this is important, because rustic kitchens have one unique tone that encapsulates the entire room. This being said, the stone should act similarly towards that cozy feel. Clean and sleek stone do not typically have a place in a rustic kitchen (except for some exceptions of course), but something like a brick or a soapstone fit in immaculately.
Painted Cabinets: A painted cabinet, especially in a neutral tone, it considered the perfect fit for this style of kitchen. Another similar route you could go is the distressed cabinet or a whitewashed cabinet, which adds another textural element to the room.
Lighting: Nice, natural lighting is perfect for a farmhouse/rustic kitchen, and one of the best ways to add this is by adding a skylight, which allows for gorgeous natural lighting. You could also have large windows, which would produce a similar amount of light.
Some Other Elements
- Metal Accents
- Large Sinks (granite, soapstone, iron, copper, etc.)
- Exposed Beams
- Dark Wood Colors