This is a typical turn of the century French country kitchen. Notice the plaster walls and ceiling. The post and beam construction frames the kitchen and can be incorporated into the color scheme. Also notice the dark tones used for the furniture and cabinets, and how the natural lighting provides ample workspace light.
Another example of a traditional turn of the century French country kitchen. The natural building materials such as wood, plaster, terra cotta tiles and wrought iron give rise to the true feeling of a French country kitchen. Notice the use of copper cookware, as well as the wrought iron hangers for the pots, pans and utensils.
The striking red used a a major accent color certainly evokes a feeling of prestige in this Provincial style French country kitchen. Notice the ample storage space within the small area. Each nook, cranny, ledge and shelf is utilized for storage. While more contemporary the the previous photos, this country kitchen still has old world charm.
This modern style French country kitchen has all of the attributes of an old world French kitchen. Ample storage space abounds, almost all usable areas are utilized. Notice the weathered and rustic wooden cabinets and earthy granite countertop. Multiple streams of natural lighting are allowed to illuminate the congested area, post and beam forms the construction, wrought iron is used for the chandelier and cupboard handles, and a Roman blind provides window coverage.
Taken from a different angle than the image above, you notice that this French country kitchen is well planned and constrained to turn of the century ideas. Notice the brick face wall and archways used in the construction.
Taken from a third angle (see above images), this French country kitchen image reveals the skylight ceiling that offers an abundance of natural light, and also reveals the large kitchen table used for entertaining lots of family and friends.
While this is less old country, yet still not modern French country kitchen, much of it's inspiration is drawn from the kitchens found in the South of France of old. Notice the wine rack in the kitchen island? Also, the technique of hanging cookware is a signature French kitchen attribute.
Here is a closer look at the backsplash of the French country kitchen in the image above this one. Notice the simple country themed prints in the ceramic tile backsplash? Also note the terra cotta planters and the pottery used as a utensil holder. The hanging cookware rack, and basket of fresh fruit finalizes the theme of this French country kitchen.