When you talk about cottage style, it doesn’t necessarily apply to small living spaces. If you subscribe to any of the cottage style magazines available today, you’ll notice some of the featured homes are actually quite large. Cottage style is first and foremost comfortable, often colorful, and signified by slightly worn finishes and painted furniture. Bead board, natural textures, wicker furniture, and floral fabrics are mainstays of cottage style. I love the cottage look, especially when applied to kitchen spaces. So today I’m sharing my love for this comfy cozy style by sharing a collection of cottage kitchens found on Houzz.
Painted shiplap lines the walls of this cottage kitchen, clad in white cabinets with a mix of open shelving. A marble counter top pairs with a butcher block kitchen island, while accents of yellow and aqua add cheery color.
In this cottage kitchen, we again see touches of aqua paired with dusty rose. Simple cabinets are offset by a beautiful wood floor. Note the use of mismatched chairs around the painted kitchen table. I rather like it, do you?
Cottage kitchens aren’t always white. This cozy kitchen wears beautiful wooden cabinetry with wood counter tops and flooring. Painted bead board keeps the space fresh and light.
Beach style decorates this light and airy cottage kitchen, with starfish standing at attention above the French door and colorful glass bottles reflecting sunlight from the skylight above. Pale blue paint washes the wall like waves on the beach.
If you don’t like to overwhelm your home with color, this cottage kitchen shows how to add a delightful touch of many bright colors by lining up nesting bowls on a single shelf. A colander of apples, a floral curtain, and flowered apron add just a bit more color to the space.
This blue cottage kitchen has a great vintage vibe. Cabinets from the 50’s are left unadorned with a vintage counter top. Note the old-fashioned faucets at the kitchen sink and the metal paper towel dispenser. And what kitchen doesn’t look appealing with a fresh-baked pie cooling on the counter?
Farmhouse appeal pairs with cottage style in this beautiful kitchen. An industrial stove looks great under its unique hood, while a wooden counter top echoes the grains of the flooring below. A mint green kitchen island looks perfect nestled in the center of the room.
Painted kitchen cabinets really stand out in this large kitchen with a unique mix of open shelving and glass front cabinets. Note the use of mismatched hardware. Ball feet on the kitchen island give a pleasant nod to quaint cottage style.
Stunning blue and gray tile create a colorful backsplash in this white kitchen with bead board paneled cabinet fronts. A touch of natural texture graces the windows in the form of bamboo shades. Did you notice the built-in wine rack above the pass-through window?
I love a substantial kitchen island and this one doesn’t disappoint. Pale blue blends beautifully with the white, creating soft appeal. I would love to cook in this cottage kitchen!
I found plenty more cottage kitchens but I’ll save them for another day.
View more of my cottage inspiration at my Cottage Style Ideabook on Houzz: