07 May Elements of a French Provincial Kitchen
French Provincial kitchens are rustic and provide an elegant touch into your home. This style stems from the provinces of France and combines ‘town’ style and ‘country’ style. If you are designing a French Provincial kitchen for your home, here is some inspiration and examples of what makes a French Provincial kitchen.
French Provincial styled kitchens are well known for their hand painted finish and ornate carvings. These features in the kitchen are unique and make for a kitchen filled with character. A great idea is to incorporate carvings around benchtops. The island bench is another feature often seen in French Provincial kitchens. Kitchens are built around one main feature, in French Provincial kitchens this is usually the island bench. To draw everyone’s attention to this feature, carvings and hand painted finish are used to great effect.
Another main feature seen in French Provincial kitchens is the oven. The ovens used are normally 6 burner, free-standing ovens with an antique style to them. These types of oven come in many colours but black or white with silver or gold handles and knobs are the common choices for French Provincial kitchens. This type of oven certainly is an eye catcher, and when paired with a mantle style concealed range hood (another common feature of French Provincial kitchens), it becomes a real ‘wow’ factor in any kitchen.
There are many other subtle items ordinarily included in French Provincial kitchens such as framed end panels, columns, corbels, wrought iron handles, forged iron brackets, windowed or glass cabinet doors and white porcelain kitchen sinks. The white farmhouse sink in particular, really completes the French Provincial look and adds a bit of character where a normal sink wouldn’t.
The last consideration when designing a French Provincial kitchen is the bench top and colour scheme. The commonly used bench tops are stone, tiled, granite or timber, but remember to stick to the colour scheme when selecting a bench top. Antique whites, baby blue and light neutrals such as off-white are the colour of choice in French Provincial kitchens. Light colours make the kitchen feel larger and more open and can be used to highlight the elaborate design elements of the kitchen.
The French Provincial kitchen style is a popular one because it brings character to your home in a timeless kitchen that will never date. When designing your French Provincial kitchen consider these main elements to really bring the French countryside charm into your home.
Here at Harrington Kitchens, our experienced staff can help with the design and installation of a broad range of kitchen styles, and provide much inspiration to help create a kitchen suitable for you and your family.
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