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Expert's Corner: Country Style Kitchens

Founder Peter Humphrey on why country style kitchens are ever so popular
   EKBB Magazine  |  written on: 27-09-2021 19:00pm

Q & A – Peter Humphrey, design director and founder of Humphrey Munson

- What makes the country kitchen look so appealing?
For me ‘country style’ is really the ultimate family kitchen — it is homely, warm and inviting. There is a unique charm to the classic English country kitchen that cannot be replicated elsewhere.

- How has it been updated in line with current trends?
The modern country kitchen look is all about open-plan living with cleverly distinguished zones. So, as well as the usual cooking and food prep zone, incorporate a scullery area for washing up and a walk-in pantry for storing dry goods. Integrating appliances behind cabinetry is a great way to keep visual clutter to a minimum and keep the space feeling welcoming.

- Are there any particular materials, colours or finishes that are key?
For a calm and uncluttered feel as you walk into the kitchen, keep the colour palette simple with two paint choices — one base colour and one highlight — and pair this with an accent wood such as smoked oak to bring warmth to the space. Natural materials always work well in a country kitchen so, as well as handmade wooden cabinetry, consider incorporating natural stone flooring.

- Do you think it will ever date?
Not if it’s designed with symmetry, proportion and restraint in mind, as it’s these design principles that ensure a classic kitchen design is future-proofed for years to come.

Credit: Hayley Gilbert (Words)
Published: As featured in EKBB Magazine, Issue 242, June 2016
 
Also read:
Top 10 Ever So Popular Kitchen Trends
5 Ways to Create a Country-Cottage Style Kitchen

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