Rustic kitchens often have a regional American flair: Adirondack, Southwestern, Mountain West or Pacific Northwest, for example. Others resemble a lodge or log cabin.
Common characteristics include cabinets in knotty pine, hickory or alder; ceiling beams; and warm, rich shades of brown, red, green and yellow. Due to the cozy and comforting look that the rustic decor provides, it is still popular in the apartments and modern homes. It gives a certain natural yet modern feel to the house and make it pleasant and inviting.
Naturalness and simplicity – these two words define this style aimed at countryside recreation in our homes. For a great rustic look, materials such as wood, stone, wrought iron or terracotta ceramics. Orange is a signature color for the rustic kitchen. Shades of orange are seen throughout rustic kitchen design from dark wood cabinets, rustic furniture, wooden floors and exposed ceiling beams to granite counter tops and copper cook wares.
Copper is a favorite metal for rustic kitchen decorating. Iron wall decor, iron light fixtures and iron pot racks are common to rustic kitchen design. Introduce this by using iron wall grilles as a grand focal point or to create the illusion of windows in a small kitchen. Rustic lighting refers to light fixtures that are decorated with such artifacts as pinecones, animal antlers, trees, fish, or fishing rods. If you’ve decided to design your kitchen in country style, rustic lighting can add warmth and atmosphere to it. Since rustic lighting usually goes with the country style kitchen, it also calls for using natural lights usually generated from skylights and large windows.