15 Cottage Kitchens

The cottage kitchen has timeless style. See how these designers blend traditional and modern elements to bring the classic look to life.

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A Blend of Old and New

Designers give rooms a fresh, young look by pairing unexpected elements, like the trestle table and modern pendant lamp. Design by Oz Architects

White on White

Cream and white are best bets for cottage kitchens — and don't be afraid to layer a variety of neutrals, like white, gray and tan. Design by Anisa Darnell

A Farmhouse Sink

An apron-front sink is de rigueur for a cottage kitchen but it doesn't have to be white. Go for a pastel like vapor green for a custom look. Design by Anissa Swanzy

Put Luxurious Style to Work for You

Marble countertops stay cool and are perfect for bakers who need the low-temp surface to roll out dough. Design by Danenberg Design

Trend Watch: Arabesque

The backsplash is a great place to add a designer touch. In this kitchen by Anisa Darnell, super-trendy arabesque tile, trimmed in gray grout, becomes the focal point.

Multi-Color Cabinets

Set off your color scheme by painting your island a pretty pastel. The soft hues suit the cottage style and the layers of color give your kitchen updated appeal. Design by Adrienne Dorig

Don't Be Shy About Mixing Styles

This kitchen gets its charm from its eclectic mix of styles: sophisticated chandeliers happily sit cheek to jowl with simple metal farm chairs. Design by Anisa Darnell

Apple Green

In the 2008 HGTV Green Home, designer Linda Woodrum expertly blended a seaside palette of gray cabinets and beige countertops, and pumped it up with apple-colored cushions on the barstools.

Blue Plate Special

Blue Willow Ware is not only the perfect pattern for cottage kitchens, in this one its sets the blue-and-white color scheme. Design by Drury Design

Craftsman Cottage

One of our favorite cottage styles is the Craftsman bungalow. In this kitchen, designer Yvonne Landivar incorporated Craftsman style with the finely detailed cabines and windows.

Let Pattern Lead

Designer Christopher J. Grubb featured another popular pattern, herringbone, on both the floor and the backsplash.

Dine In

Cottage kitchens are casual spaces, so be sure to include an area where family and friends can gather for a meal. Design by Shane Inman

Vintage Appeal

HGTV Design Star winner Meg Caswell paired mint-green-and-white subway tiles and a wicker chandelier to give this pretty kitchen vintage style.

Colorful Appliances

Appliances don't always have to be black, white or stainless. Instead, consider red, blue or green. Design by Rodney Tassistro

Style, Refreshed

A modern graphic print on the window treatment sets the tone for this updated take on cottage. Design by Tobi Fairley

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