Country kitchen pictures

Country style suits kitchens perfectly. Take a look at our pick of the best country kitchen designs and find the dream scheme for the heart of your country home. If country isn’t your style, take a look at our traditional kitchens and modern kitchens, or find a new style with our pick of the best kitchen design ideas.

  • Traditional country kitchen with sage green units, classic AGA and decorative rug

    Classic Shaker-style kitchen units have been given a refreshing update with a lick of light sage green paint. The room has added style value thanks to a generous decorative rug, adding warmth and colour to the floor tiles.

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    Buy now: Farrow and Ball Estate Emulsion no.234 Vert De Terre, £46.50 for 2.5L, Homebase

  • Classic country kitchen with beautiful botanical blind

    The view onto the garden from this kitchen is framed perfectly by a botanical fabric blind. The glorious green design accentuates the natural foliage from the garden, a great way to draw the outside in. The sink by the window provides the ideal flower-arranging spot.

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    Buy now: Blind made in Buddleia fabric, £58 m, Lorna Syson

  • Oak and green kitchen with breakfast bar and succulents

    Layer succulent greens with similar hues – think oak or dark pine for definition and mid-tone sage for a harmonious, textural effect in a simple white kitchen. The stools have been painted in a pretty chalk paint, as matt, non-shiny finishes better suit this natural look.

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    Buy now: Bosse bar stools, £25 each, Ikea
    Buy now: Stools painted in Crown Velvet Evening, £23 for 2.5ltrs, Homebase

  • Country kitchen with Shaker units and farmhouse table

    This scheme is a great example of the perfect country kitchen. With Shaker units, a farmhouse table and a tongue-and-groove splashback, it has all the signature pieces you would expect to find. Floral prints complete the look.

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    Buy now: wall paint, Annie Sloan
    Buy now: turquoise china, Abraxas Cookshop

  • Painted blue kitchen with eye-catching floor tiles

    Many people like to have a vibrant splashback and neutral flooring, but this painted blue kitchen switches things around. The floor tiles are the eye-catching piece in the room, and they are the perfect complement to the cabinetry.

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    Buy now: kitchen units in Pantry Blue, DeVol
    Buy now: floor tiles, Mandarin Stone

  • Country kitchen with open wood shelving and pretty crockery

    Shaker-style units are great for achieving a country look. But what’s even more country about this room is the open wood shelving with pretty crockery on display. Open shelving makes a space feel less boxed in, keeps objects close to hand and looks pretty fabulous, too.

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    Buy now: kitchen units, Howdens
    Buy now: similar bar stools, Top Furniture

  • Spacious country kitchen in soothing neutral palette

    Choose traditional kitchen units with plinths and an ornate carved mantel if you want a classic country-house look. Paint them in off-white shades that create a calming scheme and maximise the sense of space. Don’t neglect colour altogether, though – the blue island adds a lovely colour injection here.

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    Buy now: Country Grey wall paint, £39.95 for 2.5ltr, Annie Sloan
    Buy now: for a similar kitchen, try the Schreiber Grosvenor, from £3,945, Homebase

  • Modern country kitchen-diner with wooden beams

    Wooden beams are key to this scheme, and part of the island has even been carved out around the central floor-to-ceiling column. Although barn conversions naturally have a traditional feel, this country kitchen has been given a modern spin with industrial-style pendant lights, plus a clean-feeling white backdrop and worktops.

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    Buy now: pendants, Rowen & Wren
    Buy now: chairs, stools and lanterns, all Vintage Barn Interiors

  • Pastel kitchen with mismatched cabinets

    Struggling to choose your kitchen units? Then try a mixture of painted and wood versions for an eclectic scheme that doesn’t have to match perfectly. An open dresser makes the perfect spot for displaying colourful crockery. One wall has been painted in a pale blue to add a hint of colour to the white scheme.

    Similar peg rail
    Cox & Cox

  • Neutral country kitchen with traditional range cooker

    Give a country kitchen a light, modern feel with pale cabinetry and walls. A range cooker is a core part of a farmhouse scheme, so make it centre stage by placing it in an alcove. Shelving above helps to frame it even more. Stone flooring is a hard-wearing material that has lots of natural detail and variation.

    Similar range cooker

  • Neutral kitchen with plum-coloured island unit

    Add a splash of colour to a neutral kitchen by painting an island unit in a standout shade. Soft plum makes the island the focal point against the neutral units here, but using the same worktops throughout provides a sense of continuity. Wood and metal bar stools lend an industrial edge.

    Island paint
    Farrow & Ball
    Similar bar stools
    Cult Furniture

  • Kitchen shelving with folky prints

    Layer up different patterns for a unique look. Wallpaper the back of cupboards or shelving with two colourways of a folk-inspired design – it’s a great way to show off collections of handmade ceramics and pottery.

    Farrow & Ball

  • White country kitchen with wooden beams

    Give a modern kitchen extension a period feel with a false chimney breast and lintel. This one also conveniently hides the extractor. Other modern touches are more obvious such as the sleek worksurface on the island and the seamless undermounted sink.

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  • Country kitchen with cream Aga

    Frame a range cooker with splashback tiles that pick out the colour of your cooker while providing contrast at the same time. Bespoke oak cabinets give the solid feel you’d expect from a country kitchen, while various trinkets make the space homely.

    Kitchen cabinets
    Arnold Laver
    Range cooker

  • Blue country kitchen with cream Aga

    Go for classic country ingredients, such as a honey-coloured units, an Aga and a deep butler sink. Useful bits and bobs have been left out on display to create a lived-in look – the inset shelf is ideal for keeping things on show but out of the way.

    Farrow & Ball

  • High-ceilinged barn kitchen

    Mix modern and traditional materials. The key to contemporary country style is to combine rustic wood and rough-hewn surfaces with modern finishes, such as black granite and polished steel. Think about sociable set-ups, too. Here, the huge worktop on the island positively encourages people to sit and chat.

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  • Country kitchen with a Scandinavian touch

    Take a modern approach to decorating a country kitchen with a grey and white palette commonly found in Scandinavian decor. Natural materials, such as the granite and wood worktops, tie in perfectly with this Nordic take on the scheme. This kitchen has nothing superfluous about it, and is meticulously planned to ensure easy access to cabinets and plenty of space to move around the island.

    Bespoke cabinets
    Redbrook Kitchens
    Cabinet paint
    Farrow & Ball

  • Blue country kitchen with wooden beams

    Go for simplicity in a country kitchen. Vibrant colours and exotic tiles definitely have their place, but here all that’s needed is a pale-blue painted wall to jazz the look up. After all, the wooden beams are such a key part of this space that it’s best not to detract from them. Honey-coloured wooden units are another appropriate choice for a farmhouse kitchen, both for style and practicality.

    Wall paint
    Farrow & Ball
    Similar clock
    Newgate Clocks


  • Tiled rustic kitchen in Scottish bothy-inspired home

    Stick to traditional fittings and fixtures, such as this gorgeous, original heavy-set sink. Here, it’s been paired with reclaimed tiles to keep the ‘recycled’ theme running throughout the washing area and adds a beautifully classic feel to the whole kitchen. The mirror opens up the room, while a battered finish on the wall paint adds to the rustic appearance of the scheme.

    Similar tiles
    Bert & May

  • Rustic farmhouse kitchen in Scottish cottage

    Keep the rustic theme going when it comes to your crockery. If you have the space, these practical items look beautiful on show as part of the decor. A collection of pottery in various shapes and sizes makes an appealing display on a rustic dresser, with a contemporary take on classic jute chairs bringing the look up to date.

    Toaster table
    Garden Trading
    Large jug
    Leach Pottery


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