Playing with rich colour brings a new twist to farmhouse style, taking the comfortable feel of rural Australia and giving it a modern makeover. By keeping the traditional elements of a country kitchen – timber detailing, classic hardware, a generous white sink – you can then use striking colour choices and accents of crisp white to create a homely atmosphere with a contemporary overlay.
Choose cabinetry with a provincial-style aesthetic, such as Kaboodle’s ‘Country’ profile doors, and pair with traditional-look tapware – matt black is an on-trend choice that subtly recedes into darker cabinetry. The choice of fittings in this space, from the white sink to the timber benchtop and open shelves, instantly cry ‘country charm’, but the bold colour scheme is the most striking element, bringing an air of sophistication. Here, Kaboodle cabinets in Matchamisu are tonally matched with walls in Dulux Namadji. Keep the look slick and not too rustic with accents of bright white, seen here in the pendant lights and polymer splashback.
Capturing a country-style look with a modern twist – and one that will fit into an urban setting – is about balancing traditional features with modern clean lines. Play with heritage-detailed tapware, cabinet hardware and lighting, balanced by streamlined features like an induction cooktop and integrated appliances.
Take inspiration from our bold and beautiful navy blue kitchen with gold accents.
Photo Credit: Alejandro Sosa 3D
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.