Craftsman style décor is all about simplicity, durability and function. Solid, sturdy woodworking is perfect in a cottage kitchen, where the aim is not so much visual flare and fancy, but rather utility and comfort.
White or stainless steel are far from your only options. Try a pastel shade, a robin egg blue or a soft mint green.
Mixed and matched styles
Just because your cabinetry and backsplash is distinctly craftsman style, doesn’t mean your whole kitchen has to be the same. In a cottage setting, you can forget rigid décor rules, and instead focus more on individual pieces that you love, and less on cohesive flow. Embrace contrast and juxtaposition by hanging a classic, ornate chandelier above a handcrafted oak breakfast nook.
Granny Smith green
When you’re dealing with a predominately white colour pallet, you have a little more flexibility in terms of accent colours. If you’re looking for a colour that will really pop, consider granny smith apple green for your chair cushions, lamp shades and dishware. This hue has a natural vibrancy, similar to white, so the combination of the two will be eye-catching and lively.
Hand painted cabinetry
An alternative to restaining or completely replacing cabinetry, is simply applying a fresh coat of paint. Hand painted cabinets have a certain rustic charm to them, perfect for a cozy cottage kitchen. Most wood types can be hand painted: oak, maple, pine and even lacquered or varnished wood. If you have laminate cabinetry, you may need to enlist the help of a professional.