A Modern Rustic Kitchen Design To Bring In Countryside Vibes To Your Home

by Shreya Bilagi | April 15, 2023 | 6 mins read

Anchor: Shonali Advani

Love a pinch of rustic fusion in your modern kitchen? Here is a modern rustic kitchen design showcased at Design Cafe’s experience centre in Mumbai. 

Wish we could turn back time, to the good old days

When our momma sang us to sleep, but now we’re stressed out!

This is a chorus from the song Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots which got me hooked to it.

Don’t we all wish this? We never realise what good times were till we let them pass, and now we wish we could turn back time. Remember your grandparents used to tell you the kind of games they played back then and the type of houses they had with wooden furnishings? Back in those days, kitchens made from wood or wooden interiors didn’t have a name as such, but as days evolved it was known as rustic design. And today we at Designcafe are going to take you on a journey of modern rustic kitchen designs.

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What Is A Rustic Kitchen?

A rustic kitchen is one which gives a raw, organic, and natural feel with the use of vintage looking furniture. Copper, stone, and brown shades are often preferred when it comes to choosing wall colours, cabinets or even countertops. You can go all timber, all brown or mix and match. Modern rustic kitchen designs involve the use of artefacts or historical wall hangings to give it a good old-school look. Rustic kitchens are popular in every age group and income bracket because of their simplicity and ruggedness.

Here are some modern rustic kitchen ideas to inspire you to choose this unique style:

Weathered Wood, With A Modern Mood!

If you love the feel of old school furniture, or in other words – wood, but are a sucker to keep things trendy, then this option won’t upset you. A combo of modern with rustic, we present you with this modern kitchen design that brings natural colours through weathered wood. This kitchen design helps you combine old-world elements from past times with modern functionality. By keeping things simple with open box shelves and open wine shelves, this kitchen design ensures everything you need is handy. The pendant light in copper over the dining table completes the look with its natural texture and warm lighting. What are you waiting for?

A modern farmhouse style kitchen with traditional wooden cabinets and brick wall backsplash offer an earthy charm
Cabinets in weathered wood give your kitchen a contemporary rustic look

Have Fun Stacking Up With These Crafty Cabinets

One of the most common questions we come across is – How can I make my kitchen cabinets look rustic? Fret not, we’re here to help. This modern rustic kitchen serves as a beautiful example of how you can induce a rustic appeal with the help of just cabinet design. By adding wooden laminate cabinets in shades of cream and light browns, you can give your modern kitchen a rustic makeover. High gloss laminate in neutral pink colours is used for the top swing shutter cabinets to compliment the lower rustic style cabinets.

This kitchen design comes with an interesting feature known as internal drawers that allows you to store away your utensils, jars and other utilities inside the lower cabinets. Since the drawers are hidden behind the large cabinet, your kitchen looks organised and clean. Because of their convenient access and space-saving qualities, these drawers have become a popular addition to modular kitchens used by urban homeowners.

White kitchen with pink and wooden rustic cabinet design creates a very earthy aesthetic
Modern rustic kitchen decor with simple and earthy colour cabinets gives a French countryside vibe.

Go Beyond The Traditional Colours With A Grey Rustic Kitchen Design

Rustic-style kitchens are not just limited to browns and oranges. If you like the rustic kitchen vibe but want to go beyond the traditional wooden colours, then this design does the job perfectly. The textured stone grey cabinets add visual interest to this spacious kitchen and remind you of the beautiful old-world charm. To top it off, the chequered grey backsplash tiles give this modern rustic kitchen a 3D 19-century look. Since everything in this kitchen design is in shades of grey, the overall effect is very neat and seamless. 

A light grey kitchen with light grey granite countertop and modern rustic kitchen cabinets in stone textured laminate.
A spacious U-shaped modern kitchen with stone grey rustic elements

Also, Read About Kitchen Backsplash Ideas

An L-Shaped Rustic Kitchen

When it comes to kitchens, there are various styles and shapes that you can choose from. One of the most preferred styles is the L-shaped kitchen layout. This one is a modern rustic L-shaped kitchen with a white granite countertop surrounded by contrasting cabinets in deep warm rustic colours. Reminded of your favourite chocolate brownie?

This design is our personal favourite kind because of the chic backsplash tiles that add character and vintage aesthetic to the space. Additionally, the overhead glass shutters enhance the overall look of the kitchen. Such rustic-style kitchens always take you back to the good old-fashioned designs we saw in our grandparent’s homes. So get set and give your home an antiquey vibe!

A L-shaped kitchen layout with rustic deep brown and glass cabinets and patterned tile backsplash
Cabinets with textures in warm colours bring a rustic feel to your modern kitchen

Also, Read About L shaped Modular Kitchen Designs for Indian Homes

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A Brick Wall For A Rustic Kitchen Design

One of the easiest ways to add a rustic appeal to your kitchen is through a brick wall. The texture of a brick wall automatically lends your kitchen a grounded, raw, and warm aesthetic. Take a look at this modern brick-wall kitchen design. The brown cabinets compliment both the brick wall and the patterned backsplash. The open box shelves allow easy accessibility of everyday items while at the same time make the kitchen look very old-school and organic. The addition of a breakfast counter strikes the perfect balance between rustic and modern kitchen.

Rustic and modern kitchen with brick wall
A modern rustic kitchen design created with a brick wall and patterned backsplash tiles.

We hope you enjoyed reading these rustic kitchen ideas by Design Cafe. Creating a modern kitchen with rustic elements involves combining the right colours and materials that work together without creating a cluttered look. If you’re looking to add a rustic charm to your kitchen with space saving solutions, book a free consultation with us today!

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Shreya Bilagi is a content writer at Design Cafe home interiors blog.

Shreya Bilagi

Shreya Bilagi is a content writer at DesignCafe who has a creative and adventurous personality. She has worked in the media for the past four years starting off as a Radio Jockey with Radio Mirchi and later an anchor on television. Her love for dogs is infinite. Art and culture, spirituality, theatre, travelling, Netflix and wine all fall under her circle of passion.

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