The new year invites a wealth of opportunity for new plans and ideas. Perhaps it is time for a complete refresh, a room revival or a rejuvenating splash of colour. When you’re looking to update your home, the kitchen is always a very good place to start. It stands tall as the hub of many homes, a place where family and friends congregate. It is your brunch spot, a pit-stop for coffee and a late night feast destination.
Demand for the humble country kitchen has grown in popularity over the last few years. It seems that many of us are hankering for that rustic, homely and traditional feel. Sage greens, butler sinks and reclaimed wooden worktops have started to set rather a precedent as 2018 shapes up to be very country-orientated indeed.
Traditional, homely and welcoming, oak remains a hugely popular choice in our homes for its craftsmanship, longevity and unutterable quality. Built to last and oozing rustic country charm, our Oakland collection is beautifully crafted from solid oak and premium oak veneers.
It wouldn’t be a true country kitchen without a traditional kitchen dresser. With its apothecary-style drawers offering an abundance of storage and glass-fronted shelving perfect for showing off your favourite kitchen wares, our Oakland Dresser is both timeless and practical, and would sit beautifully against neutral and pastel kitchen shades.
Cream furniture has seen a welcomed resurgence in recent years due to its highly sought after affinity with the ‘shabby chic’ trend. Clean, fresh and wonderfully timeless, our Oxford Painted kitchen range combines rustic touches with modern finishes – making it a perfect addition to your country kitchen.
A traditional pantry cupboard is not only useful, but wonderfully reminiscent of an old country farmhouse too. With an abundance of storage space perfect for safely stowing away jars, preserves, pulses and grains, it’ll leave you wondering how you ever coped without one.
The humble country kitchen is no longer restricted to pastels and neutral shades either, as richer and darker jewel tones have been added into the mix. Our beautiful Westcote Blue range champions this bold trend perfectly, combining a sleek and sophisticated design with hints of traditional charm.
If you’re partial to crisp, white walls, this range will pair beautifully – giving your kitchen a wonderful pop of colour, whilst maintaining a homely and timeless feel for many years to come.
adding a HOMELY TOUCH
At the heart of a true country kitchen, lies rustic, timeless charm. It will show signs of a space that’s been well loved and well lived in. It doesn’t ooze modernity or boast a sleek, contemporary finish – it is cosy, homely and welcoming. Mismatched bowls, mugs and jugs, coupled with chintzy fabrics and vintage finds will complement this country farmhouse aesthetic perfectly. From rich blues and dark greens to duck egg blues and sage greens, the country kitchen is spreading across the traditional colour wheel and pushing the boundaries of interior design.
Feeling inspired? Head over to our Country Kitchen Pinterest board for even more interior inspiration for your dream country kitchen!
If you’re a stone’s throw from our flagship store in Stow-on-the-Wold, updating your kitchen couldn’t be easier with its new Farrow & Ball concession!