Take a tour around a pale grey country kitchen

Take a tour around a country white and wood kitchen, chosen by Beautiful Kitchens. Find more kitchen design ideas, tips and decorating inspiration at housetohome.co.uk/beautifulkitchens

This L-shaped kitchen is open-plan with a peninsula separating the dining area, an Aga at one end and three windows stretching across its entire length. With so many lovely original features to show off, a simple, streamlined Shaker kitchen is an unfussy option.

1/7 Practical kitchen layout

kitchen with white wall white cabinet and stone flooring

(Image credit: Future PLC/ James French)

Kitchen units

Harvey Jones

Cornforth White Estate eggshell by Farrow & Ball

2/7 Cooking area

kitchen with white brick tiles wall blue aga and white cabinet wooden worktop

(Image credit: Future PLC/ James French)

The Aga is an essential part of the kitchen's character. It's paired with a retro-style matt-white tiled splashback, which is finished with grey grout to emphasise the brick pattern.

Range cooker
Splashback tiles
Topps Tiles

3/7 Kitchen appliances

kitchen with white cabinet wooden beams on ceiling window and stove

(Image credit: Future PLC/ James French)

A double-bowl farmhouse sink is ideal for large Aga pans and the surrounding iroko worktop is naturally resilient to water. Keep the area around the sink well-oiled to avoid staining and warping.

Double-bowl sink
Perrin & Rowe

4/7 Kitchen worksurface

kitchen with white counter wooden beam on window chimney and pot on counter

(Image credit: Future PLC/ James French)

An Everest White quartz worktop on the peninsula brightens the space and helps break up the wooden surfaces elsewhere in the room.

Harvey Jones

5/7 Architectural elements

kitchen with oak beam interior white counter wooden door and stone floor

(Image credit: Future PLC/ James French)

Original beams frame the kitchen area beautifully, adding warmth and texture to the pale modern scheme, while polished wood worktops and flagstone flooring help tie the look together.

Stone Tile Co

6/7 Kitchen dining area

dinning area with wooden diining table and white chairs and white storage unit

(Image credit: Future PLC/ James French)

The ceiling beams have been painted white to compensate for the lack of light. A large dining table provides plenty of seating space for guests to dine in.

Eames DSW chairs from Metro Furniture

7/7 Utility room

kitchen with silver refrigerator silver cabinets with washing machine and cloths in bag

(Image credit: Future PLC/ James French)

Due to the lack of wall space, the fridge-freezer and store cupboards are located in the utility room.

Angel Appliances
Washing machine

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Heather Young

Heather Young has been Ideal Home’s Editor since late 2020, and Editor-In-Chief since 2023. She is an interiors journalist and editor who’s been working for some of the UK’s leading interiors magazines for over 20 years, both in-house and as a freelancer.