Creating A Modern Country Style Home
What is modern country style?
Modern country style takes a fresh look on the traditional farmhouse style from the past and brings it right up to date. It’s a simple, less cluttered look blending the utilitarian elements with a more contemporary feel. It’s no less welcoming than traditional country style and it still reflects the rustic feel however it is a fresher, brighter look.
Creating modern country style.
Unlike past country styles simplicity is key with modern country style, pared back interiors combined with soft colours and natural finishes are the main features. Pattern is subtle, enhancing rather than competing and texture plays a large part. Colours are muted; think of nature - sage, moss, slate, clay, duck egg and chalk. Against this spare backdrop of pale hues simple vintage and industrial elements add character and individuality to an interior.
Adding Modern Country Style to Your Kitchen
A true country kitchen is what many of us wish for in our own homes, whether or not our homes are surrounded by fields and farms it’s possible to evoke that classic country kitchen feel even if you live in the most urban of settings. For many people choosing to adopt a less formal, more relaxed style of home the country style kitchen is an ideal way to achieve this.
Materials - Think of the materials used in the kitchen - slate, granite, stone and natural wood, they wear well and are compatible in both modern and country interiors.
Colour - Keep the main colours soft and neutral and add accents of deeper colours such as cherry red, sage green or shaker blue. By using paler neutral colours on the walls it will keep the room light and airy and will make it look more spacious.
Accessories - Its important to consider the small details in order to create a truly individual kitchen. Mix authentic vintage kitchenware with country kitchen accessories such as enamel jugs, peg rails and chalk boards.
Appliances - Key appliances are often integrated behind doors to keep in with the traditional style. Range cookers are the perfect centerpiece for the modern country kitchen and look great nestled into the chimney breast of the kitchen.
Cabinetry - Cabinets should be simple - shaker style or tongue and grooved in solid wood, either painted in a subtle colour or left natural.