How to Style Your Rustic Country Kitchen with White Cabinets

Posted March 13, 2019 by Megan Corsano

The country rustic look is all about the mixing and matching of colors and textures. Using white cabinets in your country kitchen ensures that you can get as creative as you want with appliances, cookware, and other details without worrying about competing colors or textures. It’s all about the accessories in a white country kitchen. The simple, clean look of white cabinets is made to look all the more interesting by pops of color and unique accessories.

Victoria Ivory and Palm Beach Dark Chocolate cabinets in a large kitchen with windows and elaborate chandeliers
Victory Ivory raised panel cabinets make the perfect backdrop for bold accessories.

Use Accent Colors To Keep Things Interesting

Use white cabinets as a base to add touches of your personal style with unique accessories in an accent color you love. We love Victoria Ivory and Nantucket cabinets to serve as a backdrop for a country kitchen. Adding color to a kitchen made up of white cabinets is an easy way to change up the vibe of your home to match your mood. Feeling springtime fresh? Maybe a backsplash in the 2019 color of the year, Living Coral, is the way to go. Looking to create a space that serves as a calm culinary sanctuary? A deep blue accent wall can do that for you. The best part is, when your mood changes, the next accent color is only a paint job or quick trip to the seasonal aisle in Target away, and will always match your neutral white cabinets. 


Nantucket shaker cabinets with butcher block countertops.
Nantucket is another perfectly off-white color for your kitchen cabinets to create the rustic country kitchen look.

The All-White Kitchen

An instant way to brighten up your country kitchen is by pairing your white cabinets with matching white countertops. What a better way to welcome the day then serving up some fresh eggs prepared in a gleaming and bright kitchen? 

Alternatively, add a rustic, warm vibe to your kitchen by pairing white cabinet with light wood flooring. Saw-marked and wire-brushed give your flooring a relaxed, organic look, perfect for complementing that rustic country kitchen. The beauty of working with white cabinets is that any color will look good for flooring. We think lighter colors like Talon Hardwood in Clear, Latte, and Edinburgh pair well with a butcher-block countertop to create a fully rustic country kitchen. 


Nantucket shaker cabinets in an open kitchen with island, hanging lights, and a butcher block countertop.
A light green wall pairs perfectly with Nantucket shaker cabinets.

Shades of White

You may think that opting for white cabinets is limiting, but that is certainly not the case. White comes in different shades, such as cream, off-white, or a classic pure white. Pick your shade of white to suit the style of your country kitchen. Cream adds a nice home-y feel, while a pure white will make your kitchen look open and clean. 


Antique-Style Details

Finish off styling your white cabinets with antique style knobs and pulls, or even an industrial-looking chandelier or vent hoods to add some quirk and character to your white kitchen.  

We think white cabinets make the perfect base from which to design your kitchen to match your style. Creating a rustic country kitchen with white cabinets is easy when paired with quirky design elements and the creation of a stripped-down look in the countertop and flooring.