French country décor is meant to evoke a sense of rustic comfort. Furniture and accessories are elegant, yet they are designed with a refined approach which avoids ostentatious design flourishes.
Cabinets selected or built for a French country kitchen should fit with this mindset. In high-end kitchens they will be manufactured from lighter-colored hardwoods with a distinct grain, creating a warm and welcoming feeling which doesn’t overwhelm the centerpieces of the décor. Some homeowners choose to distress or antique the wood finish for a more-authentic country look, or to paint the cabinets in muted shades of cream or beige. Light glazing for the cabinet doors is also a possibility.
Less-expensive stock cabinetry is often made from MDF or similar pressed-wood products, and finished or painted in subdued earth tones. With the current popularity of French country design, these cabinets are easy to find in a number of appropriate finishes at prices which won’t bust the budget.
French country kitchen cabinets are likely to have grooved facings, and may feature sedate yet intricately-created scrolls, carvings and moldings (which would be simulated on MDF cabinetry) in order to replicate the feel of Louis XIV design sensibilities. Crown molding is a good choice to frame the top of the cabinets, and while these approaches may not be fully authentic, some choose to use beadboard facings or place skirts at the bottom of their cabinetry to add to the warm appearance of the room.
Hardware on the cabinets in a French country kitchen will most often be made of wrought (or antiqued) iron, bronze or brass. They may be moderately ornamented, but these fixtures should blend with the overall light and airy feel of the kitchen, rather than add a sense of heaviness.
A final touch would be to hang copper pots next to the French country kitchen cabinetry, completing the rustic 18th century look.
Traditional setup for a rustic kitchen with a dining room annex, furnished with a rough dining table made out of unpainted and unvarnished walnut wood, which contrasts with the white painted cabinets and a stone kitchen island.
Rustic setup for an austere and primitive kitchen with an old-fashioned theme. The kitchen is furnished with cabinets and a kitchen island made out of reclaimed wood which contrasts with the stone top surfaces.
Aesthetic French country style kitchen cabinets made of wooden materials finished in creams. Wall units feature showy crown tops and glazed doors. Drawers and doors have round black mushroom pulls. Countertops of faux marble have grey shades.
Pretty aesthetic French country style kitchen cabinets of wooden materials in creams. Larger drawers have long black horizontal metal handles, smaller ones and door cabinets - round mushroom pulls. Faux marble countertops are in brown shades.
Rustic setup for a simple, unfinished kitchen with a corner liquor cabinet made out of rough oak wood with no coat of paint, which combines with the similarly-made cabinet and contrasts the white-painted counters.
Classic composition of furniture inside of a French kitchen in a country style, fitted with a floating pot and pan holder and a kitchen island with stone top and a couple of matching ladder-back barstools made out of oak wood.
Vintage arrangement of furniture in a sophisticated, antique French-styled kitchen with a kitchen island in the middle made out of whitewashed, decoratively carved pine wood and fitted with a smooth, granite top.
Vintage design for an all-in-one set of cabinets for a kitchen with counters. The cabinets are made out of gray-painted oak wood and have a plethora of drawers and cupboards, as well as a handy pantry storage on each side.
Antique arrangement for a compact kitchen with a triangular shaped kitchen island with a yellow coat of paint and a top made out of slate stone, which nicely fits in with the counters fitted with granite surfaces.
Simple yet stylish look for a spacious kitchen made in a French country style. The kitchen is furnished with a set of oak counters and cabinets and has a small kitchen table with a top made out of marble stone.
Aesthetic French country style kitchen units crafted of wooden materials finished in white and cream. Floor cabinets feature white countertops. Hanging units feature crown tops, full panel doors and glazed doors. Small pulls are of metal.
Elegant French country style kitchen cabinets of wooden materials finished in white. Standing units feature open bases, angle legs, white countertops. Shelved wall cabinets have glazed doors. Round knobs and shell puls are of silvery metal.
Aesthetic French country style kitchen units of wooden materials with a snow-white finish. Standing units have open bases, angle legs, white countertops. Shelved wall units have glazed doors and walls. Knobs and long horizontal handles are of metal.
Attractive French country style kitchen units of wooden materials in a pale blue shade. Stands have open bases, angle legs, plain or vertically slatted panels, wall units - glass shelves and glazed doors. Knobs and shell pulls are of silvery metal.
This kitchen embodies perfectly the so-called French country style. Bringing in charm and warmth to the space, the lovely-carved wooden stools or variously adorned cabinets shall sweeten your every morning.
Embodying perfectly well the French country style, this beige rustic kitchen shall appeal to all, who look for warmth and cosiness. Intricately adorned silhouette reveals the antique origins.
Provincial composition of furniture in a rustic kitchen, furnished with a long kitchen island made out of rough reclaimed wood and fitted with a shiny slab of granite stone on the top, contrasting with the traditional kitchen counters.
Shabby chic arrangement for a cozy kitchen with a kitchen island in the middle made out of solid wood with a blue coat of pastel paint, fitted with a top surface made out of marble with a smooth, shiny appearance.
Embodying the charm and warmth of French country style, this set of cabinets will embellish any traditional kitchen space. Bright wooden base corresponds perfectly well to the dark brown marble tops.
This French country style kitchen constitutes a perfect proposition for all, who love the traditional charm and warmth of rustic furniture. Wooden bases and marble counters correspond perfectly to each other.
Providing a charming, warm ambiance, this kitchen decor refers visibly to the beautiful French cottage style. Wrought iron construction enabled to create not only solid, but also ornamental forms, enchanting with their intricate designs.
Attractive French country style kitchen units of wood finished in mid browns. Cabinets feature simple crown tops, door panels with arched milling cuts, recessed toe-kicks, metal mushroom pulls. Countertops are of faux marble in browns and beiges.
Aesthetic French country style kitchen units of wood finished in white. Floor units feature white countertops, full panels with milling cuts, recessed toe-kicks. Wall cabinets are shelved and have glazed doors. Big C-handles are of black metal.
Pretty French country style vintage kitchen units made of wood with a shabby off-white finish with pastel creamy undertones. Cabinets feature highly-arched curved crown tops and recessed toe-kicks. Large twisted bar or C-handles are of black metal.
Simple yet elegant look for a spacious kitchen made in a French style with a long kitchen island with a protruding leaf drop. The kitchen is fitted with a set of two antique chandeliers on the top, which have artificial candles.
Vintage arrangement for an elegant kitchen with a large, rectangular kitchen island with a distressed green coat of paint on the frame and a smooth and polished top surface crafted out of vibrant oak wood.
A sophisticated setting for a spacious kitchen with a long kitchen island made out of oak wood with a white layer of paint, furnished with a set of two hanging chandeliers which nicely match with the stone surfaces around the room.
French composition of furniture in an old-fashioned kitchen with an antique kitchen island made out of dark oak wood with a top surface made out of shiny, reflective granite stone and matched with a set of white cupboards.
Beautiful French country style kitchen decor. Walls are creamy, a ceiling - white, a woody floor - in warm browns. Cabinets have a shabby off-white finish. Stands have countertops in warm browns, hutches and wall units - ornate crown tops and aprons.
Elegant French country style kitchen cabinets of wood with a worn off-white finish. Stands have countertops in beiges and protruding bases; hutches, wall units and a hood (with carved posts) - arched tops and ornate ledges. Ring pulls are of metal.
With its classic French country decor, this kitchen shall appeal to all who look for cosy, yet elegant designs. White cabinets, marble counters and wooden floors create together a very charming and elegant combination.
An inspiration for all, who love the French provincial style, this kitchen decor simply oozes with the characteristic warmth and cosiness. Snowy white cabinets gently combine with marble and wooden accents.
This gorgeous kitchen simply oozes with charm and warmth. All thanks to the use of beautiful creamy cabinets with golden drawers pulls, as well as wooden floors and brick on the walls.
Pretty French cottage style kitchen units crafted of wood. Floor cabinets are finished in mid brown hues, their countertops - in beiges and creams, wall ones - are in off-white and have crown tops. Showy handles are of black coated metal.
Chic French country style kitchen cabinets of wooden materials in white but an island in blues. Floor units feature beautifully carved protruding angled posts, countertops in browns, wall units - crown tops. All pieces have ornate brass handles.
Pretty French country style kitchen cabinets of wood finished in natural hues. Floor units feature ornate turned corner posts, recessed bases, countertops in mid browns. Wall units and hutches have crown tops. Small square pulls are of dark metal.
A traditional-looking spacious kitchen with a curved kitchen island in the middle, made out of solid wood with a white coat of paint and fitted with a stone top surface with a smooth finish, nicely matching the counters and cabinets.
Old-fashioned setup for a spacious kitchen with a dining room spot, furnished with a long kitchen island with a frame made out of solid wood with a white coat of paint with decorative engravings and a granite stone top surface.
Provincial style for a set of French kitchen cabinets. The kitchen cabinets are made out of white-painted solid wood with decorative engravings, paired with glass doors which hide a set of shelves for pastry storage.
French composition of furniture in an old-fashioned kitchen with a long kitchen bar made out of solid wood with a white coat of paint and a stone top surface, paired with three barstools made out of painted metal.
Shabby arrangement for a chic kitchen with a kitchen island in the middle, made out of solid wood with a green coat of pastel paint and a granite top with a smooth finish, fitted with a decorative ceiling lamp above.
A sophisticated, vintage kitchen with a square-shaped kitchen island in the middle, made out of a white-washed wood with a distressed coat of paint and marble top surface with blue elements, finished off with three tiny stools.
This two-colored set of wooden cabinets will help you create a charming, French cottage or shabby chic decor. The combination of a steel blue base and natural wooden counter looks fabulous, corresponding well to wooden floors.
Elegant, yet warm and cosy at the same time. This beautiful kitchen is designed in the French cottage style. Beautiful marble counters constitute a distinguishing element, adding refinement to the whole decor.
Embodying the charm and warmth of the French country style, the combination of bright bases and dark counters looks always elegant. Smooth tooling emphasizes the cosy effect.
Tasteful French country style woody kitchen cabinets in white. Stands feature upright angular posts, recessed toe-kicks, beige countertops. Hutches have crown tops. All units feature geometric milling cuts, oval knobs and pendant C-pulls of brass.
Pretty woody French country style cabinets finished in distressed creams but a pale blue island with columns. All pieces feature countertops in beiges and milling cut panels. Hutches have arched crown tops. Length-varied black bar pulls are of metal.
Chic French country style woody kitchen units finished in white but a light blue island with half-columns. Countertops are in light beiges. All pieces feature milling cut panels and metal C-pulls, ceiling-height stands and wall units - crown tops.
Traditional look for a spacious kitchen with an oval kitchen island in the middle, made out of solid wood with a white coat of paint and a granite top surface with a shiny finish, nicely matching the oak floorboards.
French setup for a country-style kitchen, furnished with a large, rectangular kitchen island which acts as a dining table replacement, made out of white-painted wood with a stone surface and fitted with three barstools.