The Creation of the French Provincial Style

Originating in Provence during the 17th and 18th centuries when rural craftsmen started replicating the ornate furniture designs popular amongst the upper classes in Paris, the French Provincial style is inspired by the charming countryside of the South of France and its abundance of rustic materials.

Modern French Provincial Kitchens: Classic Country Charm with Timeless Functionality

Typically defined by the rustic elegance and warm and romantic Provençal countryside landscape, the classic French Provincial kitchen features a nature-inspired colour palette of neutral shades, off-whites, creams, and baby blues.

For the signature French country style, you can’t go wrong with a white porcelain or fireclay sink, while a classic stainless steel kitchen sink gives it a contemporary touch. Brass taps, wrought iron window frames, and metal grate kitchen cabinets all contribute to the rustic feel, while a stone wall or stone floor tiles add old-world character.

Wrought iron kitchen cabinet handles are characteristic of the French Provincial style, but black iron and antique brass are also commonly used. To balance out the French countryside look with modern elements, add retro-style kitchen appliances and furniture for stylish old-school elegance with timeless functionality.


The Trusted Experts in Bespoke Kitchen Design & Renovation

The kitchen is the soul of a home—it’s where we spend quality time with our families over beautiful meals. Having a well-designed and fitted kitchen that suits your needs requires careful thought and planning.

Better Bathrooms & Kitchens has been designing and building stunning bespoke kitchens and bathrooms for over 30 years. Besides winning multiple awards for our work, we are also members of the Home Industry Association (HIA) and Kitchen & Bathroom Designers Institute (KBDi), besides being registered with the Building Practitioners Board.

If you’re planning on transforming your kitchen into a charming, warm, and inviting modern French Provincial kitchen where you can share beautiful moments with your loved ones, we’re here to help manage the entire project for you and with you, from the initial consultation to delivering the renovated kitchen.

We look forward to crafting the kitchen of your dreams for you. Contact us today to get started!