Country style refers to an aesthetic that represents rural farmhouse-like design. This style of decoration has gained popularity because of the feeling of simpler living it eludes too. The color palette of a country style kitchen will incorporate pastels and bright colors with the addition of design elements like stenciling or vintage signage. The materials used to create a country style décor include wood and rock along with other organic materials.
There are a variety of details that can be incorporated into a kitchen designs to add a country styling depending on how authentic and original a designer wishes to be. The inclusion of a hearth, wood-burning potbelly stove and an apron front sink are all ideas that are more extreme expressions of this aesthetic. More conventional approaches include the inclusion of grained wood cabinetry, floral patterns and tile. The variations on country style can also be regionally dependant.