Combine soft chalky colours and natural materials for a rustic French kitchen look.
Create a French country kitchen

Create a kitchen with French country flair

Love the rustic kitchen look? It’s all about soft chalky colours and natural materials.

A popular interior look that sees no sign of waning, the French country style kitchen is all about embracing elegant, paired-back colours and natural materials. This style’s timeless quality means that it doesn't date, so can be used in almost every kind of kitchen space, from modern to traditional.

When it comes to choosing your colour scheme, go for light and gentle hues. Pair crisp, classic colours like ivory and dove grey with chalky, muted pastels, such as lilac, duck egg blue and blush pink shades. If you’d like to add an accent hue or two, stick with mellow, sun-faded shades that mimic the mossy French countryside.

If you’d like to add extra warmth to this muted colour scheme, compliment with touches of natural materials. White cabinets look fantastic when teamed with wooden worktops, but granite, limestone and marble also work well. Complete the look with accessories with distressed finish, like wrought iron chairs and copper pendant lights.