Cottage Design Style

White Cottage Style Kitchen Cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry.

Reminisce about your favorite beachfront destination and your mind’s eye evokes a serene, comfortable cottage with windows thrown open to catch the air and the sounds of waves nearby.  In the shade of the porch, a hammock sways invitingly in the breeze.

Cottage Style Cabinets Use Hues of White and Clean Lines With Natural Wood Surfaces

The color palette is simple and clean - with hues of white, like sunlight reflecting off sand, and blue-grays, the color of sky and water.  Wood surfaces have soft painted finishes or a scrubbed-clean, natural wood look.  “Cottage” styling is carefree living, where every element conspires to create a casual environment for comfort and relaxation.

Cottage Style Kitchen With Clean Hues of White and Natural Wood Surfaces


“Cottage” kitchens often feature painted cabinetry in soft hues of white, gray or blue.  Cabinet door styles should be clean and simple, and usually feature a flat panel.  Consider a beaded panel door throughout the kitchen or as an accent on an island or the cooking center.

Chapel Hill Panel

Shown in Maple,
Antique White/Espresso Glaze

Craftsman Beaded Panel

Shown in Paintable, White Paint


Craftsman Panel

Shown in Maple,
Custom Paint

Homestead Panel Inset

Shown in Maple, Personal Paint Match (SW 6219 Rain)
(with decorative inset hinge
and non-beaded frame)


Shown in Maple, Personal Paint Match (SW 9170 Acier)


Shown in Paintable,
Antique White Paint


Available wood species are listed below each cabinet door style with the following key:  A = Knotty Alder, C = Cherry, H = Hickory, M = Maple, O = Red Oak, Q = Quarter Sawn Red Oak.  Please note that all door styles can be selected with a slab (solid) drawer front option.

Accent Doors

A Cottage kitchen sometimes displays plateware and crockery through glass doors, which can be a simple clear glass or a hand-blown glass with “seeds” and bubbles.  Mullions or leaded glass add charming detail.

Leaded Glass Insert (LG-52)

Shown in Maple,
Antique White Paint

Mullion Pattern #1

Shown in Maple,
Antique White Paint

Mullion Pattern #8

Shown in Maple,
Antique White Paint




Design Elements

For any cottage-styled kitchen, there are specific design elements that are key to creating a signature look.  Basic building blocks include bead-board, delicate turned posts, a subway tile backsplash, an apron sink, and bin pulls on drawers.  Consider adding a few charmingly cottage details like apothecary drawers or an open plate rack.