You’ll Love These Design Ideas For A Rustic Kitchen

About Rustic Kitchen Design

Having a rustic kitchen means incorporating natural and neutral colors and textures into the overall design. Think natural wood colors and finishes.

9 Rustic Kitchen Design Ideas To Transform Your Space

Below we’ve put together 9 great rustic kitchen remodel ideas that will enhance and transform your home.

Wooden Cabinets

Rustic kitchens and wooden cabinets go together like PB&J — it just works perfectly! One thing to consider here is simplicity. Keeping your cabinets simple will allow you to play around with texture and color in other aspects of your kitchen remodel, like countertops or walls.

Open Shelving

Another simple way to achieve a more rustic style is to install some open shelves. On these shelves, you can display some beautiful old copper pots and pans or your crockery to give your kitchen a more traditional, cozy look and feel.

Custom Tuscan Range Hood with Open Shelving in Rustic Kitchen

Rustic Kitchen Range Hood

Remodeling your kitchen to a rustic style means upgrading some key elements, like your range hood.

Craftsman Range Hood With Shaker Cabinets and Open Shelving

Neutral Rustic Color Scheme

The idea of a rustic kitchen is to keep it simple. Think of a farmhouse… you wouldn’t find a lot of cerise pink, bright blue, and scarlet red in a farmhouse kitchen. You could have bright accent colors, but the majority of the colors in your color palette will be neutral.

Rustic Kitchen Ceiling Ideas

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again — rustic is all about natural material, particularly wood. A ceiling is an often overlooked part of a room and it can truly make or break the aesthetic of a room. So, if you really want to tie your rustic kitchen together, consider a vaulted ceiling with a natural wood finish.

Farmhouse Range Hood in rustic kitchen with exposed beams in vaulted ceiling

Stone Surfaces

Natural materials are ideal for rustic kitchens. Marble or granite countertops are both good options. They give an element of rustic chic while adding a clean, contemporary feel to the kitchen. Having a stone countertop adds a contemporary feel to a rustic kitchen without detracting from the warmth of a rustic style.

Tiled Backsplash

Here’s where you can be a little more creative and have a bit more fun with color, texture, and patterns. A rustic kitchen, though simple and neutral does, in fact, need color and texture (even if it’s visual texture). There are so many options when it comes to tiled backsplashes, from herringbone to floral patterns, even rough stone tiles.

How About Arches In A Rustic Kitchen

Arches are such a great design element to include if you’re looking to create extra dimension in a room. Play around with the idea of arched doorways, especially if your kitchen leads on to your dining or living rooms.

Dual Radius Arch in Kitchen

Finishes For A Rustic Kitchen

Rustic kitchens are all about the finishes. When you think rustic, you think of lots of wood, neutral colors, and practicality.


Remodeling a kitchen is a major job and not to be taken lightly. It’s also one of the most fun projects you could undertake.



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