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How to design a French Provincial Kitchen

How to design a French Provincial Kitchen

The French Provincial kitchen style stems from the country living style of the provinces in France. The French Provincial kitchen design will bring a touch of elegance to your kitchen and add value to your home. To achieve the detailed and traditional French provincial style, follow these suggestions when designing your kitchen.

Colour Scheme. French Provincial kitchens commonly feature an array of antique whites, baby blues, neutrals and off-white shades. These colours are used to highlight the elaborate design elements of the French provincial kitchen style and make the kitchen appear larger and more open.

Architecture. Architectural features are an important element of the French provincial design. When designing a French Provincial kitchen consider wide archways, small pane windows and extensive use of columns, pilasters and corbels.

Cabinetry. Elegant and detailed kitchen cabinets with ornate carvings are a stand out feature in a French Provincial kitchen. Use solid timber and create a rustic look with a hand painted or clear polyurethane finish. Large cupboards, freestanding cabinetry and floating cabinets can be finished with antique iron or brass kitchen handles.

Kitchen Bench Tops. Kitchen islands are often the dominant feature in a French Provincial kitchen. Opt for a durable stone, tiled granite or timber for the bench top to draw attention to the carvings around your island and finish off the elegant look.

Flooring. Using the same material for your kitchen floor and bench tops will add a cohesive look. Timber or stone kitchen floor materials are most commonly used in the French provincial style. A dark timber floor will create a beautiful contrast to white kitchen cabinets.

Kitchen Splashback. French provincial kitchen splashbacks usually feature materials such as stone or ceramic tiles and are kept traditional, set behind a large free standing oven or mantle style range hood.

Detailing. Intricate carvings and hand painted finishes are what makes the French Provincial kitchen style a lasting kitchen trend and will add character to your design elements.

Extras. Antique chandeliers, metal lights and glass shades will add a touch of luxury to your French provincial kitchen style. Ornate tapware in finishes such as bronze, pewter, chrome or ceramic will put the finishing touch to your French provincial kitchen.

Here at Harrington Kitchens, our experienced staff can help with the design and installation of a broad range of kitchen styles including the French Provincial kitchen. For more inspiration to help create a kitchen suitable for you and your family view our French Provincial Kitchen gallery.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry, alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

See more great kitchen ideas in our Online Gallery.

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