February Style Week: Decorating a Shabby Chic Kitchen

Photo by Country Living via Dagmar’s Momsense

Shabby Chic is one of the most beautiful, serene styles to decorate with. In the kitchen, this style adds limitless charm and individuality. Soft colors and vintage finds make this room feel personal and warm. Here’s how to get this style in your kitchen:


Soft pastels and a combination of whites and creams are the best colors for a shabby chic style kitchen. Dusty rose, pale blue, and soft sage green combined with creams and whites give this room a soft, feminine feel. Colors shown in the sample palette above are: NW 1 for the primary, NG 11 for the trim, and (from left to right) accents NW 6, ICS 1-8, and ICS 5-5.

Napkins from Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Couture


You can’t have too many accessories in a shabby chic kitchen. Part of the charm of this style is collecting items you love and grouping them in aesthetically pleasing ways. Don’t be afraid to mismatch accessories to create a warm “busy” look. Anything vintage, distressed, or floral looks beautiful in this room. Antique bottles filled with dried flowers or skeleton keys hung on the wall are both fun ways to use this style in your kitchen.

Photo from Shabby Chic Tips


Furniture like kitchen islands, cabinets, or tables should be painted a warm cream, bright white, or have distressed look to them. Worn wood floorboards will add to the vintage cottage feel of the room.

Rugs should have a vintage floral pattern or come in a soft solid color like cream, sage green, or dusty rose. It’s okay if the rug is a little tattered or frayed—this just adds to the shabby chic feel.

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