Some good country kitchen designs include white cabinets with warm woods, neutral palettes and islands in an accent color, state HGTV.com, CountryLiving.com and BHG.com. Other design elements of country kitchens include butcher block counters, apron sinks and highly detailed tables and chairs.
White and hardwood cabinets are a common design element in country kitchens, notes HGTV.com. The cabinets in a country kitchen typically feature intricate designs, and common woods include oak, cherry, maple and pine. The wood can be painted or stained, and knotty pine works well because of its rustic properties. Natural woods can be carried to other elements within the kitchen such as tables and chairs, and the legs are typically traditional or ornate with their design. Apron, or farmhouse, sinks are another common design element for country kitchens, and they can be porcelain or stainless steel to match or complement the other appliances.
Neutral palettes are popular with country kitchens, states CountryLiving.com. Walls in white or neutral linen allow homeowners to change out their accessories without completely redecorating the space. Earth tones, such as greens and browns, are other popular country kitchen colors.
Kitchen islands in an accent color are another common country kitchen design, notes BHG.com. Homeowners can utilize white cabinets with a stone counter and create an accent island in another color with a butcher block counter.