Gorgeous Country Kitchen Islands

From charming small accents to large expanses designed for entertaining, country kitchen islands come in all sizes. Check out our favorite country kitchen island ideas featuring rustic accents, cozy paint colors, and natural elements.

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    Color Coordinated

    From the open shelves to the flooring, everything in this country kitchen works together. The wood base of the extra-large island gives the space a rustic feel, while the smooth white countertop makes cleanup a breeze. Pops of greenery and gold give this country kitchen with island a bit of sparkle.

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    Front-Row Seat

    A country kitchen with an island is perfect for entertaining guests. Additional seating is a necessity for encouraging a taste test or conversation while you cook. This country kitchen island's countertop hangs over the edge to allow for three rustic stools to tuck neatly underneath.

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    Chopping Block

    Give your country kitchen a little more prep space with this functional butcher-block island. Made from natural materials, this wood kitchen island is a great weekend project for any chef who's good with their hands. You can paint or stain the surface, but we think the rustic look is just as charming.

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    DIY Kitchen Island

    See how pegboard can improve the function of country kitchen islands and make weeknight dinners easier on the family chef.

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    Side Style

    Paint isn't the only way to dress up a country kitchen island. Commit to the country cottage look by installing wainscoting on your island sides. As a surprisingly easy weekend project, paneling looks great on a country island, while the texture of beaded board protects against dings and dents, making it perfect for high-traffic areas.

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    Baskets Below

    Nothing reminds us of country style more than handwoven baskets. Juxtapose these design staples with a cool marble countertop island for modern flair. Stuff the baskets with extra linens, disposable plateware, or bulk appliances for a streamlined space.

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    Country Sheen

    Not everything needs to be shiny and new in a kitchen with country charm. When painting a kitchen island, stick to warm hues with a flat finish. Although matte paints had a bad reputation for collecting scratches and marks in the past, today's brands withstand the test of time ... and children! This greige island adds warmth to surrounding blue accents and chippy barstools.

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    Grand Kitchen

    If you think all country kitchens are small and quaint, think again. This family-size kitchen island is a mecca for entertaining and style. Painted in an antique white, this island has side shelves that leave space for pantry storage and a small cookbook library. The wide-open wood countertop makes room for the ultimate Sunday brunch buffet.

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    In the Details

    Pair a cool, pale blue tile backsplash with natural wood finishes for a modern country kitchen that suits any style. Reclaimed wood wraps around this spacious country kitchen island, adorned with barn door-inspired details on the sides. Stained-wood stools prove that mixed finishes can look unified in a single space.

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    Mixed Materials

    Industrial kitchens have stainless-steel countertops for a reason. They're easy to clean, they're smooth to work on, and they look sharp. Bring one into your home with a kitchen island inspired by the professionals. Make the new look seamless by placing it on a natural wood base. New options like this are changing country kitchen islands everywhere.

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    Sneak Peek

    The host with the most is one who doesn't leave guests unattended, even while cooking. This country kitchen island doubles as a connector to the living room. With seats for guests, you can entertain, chop, and saute all at the same time! When onlookers aren't present, use the extra countertop space for handy prep work.

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    Curtain Call

    An easy way to dress up a country kitchen is with classic gingham fabric. It looks great on upholstered island stools, then it pulls double-duty as decorative coverage for open storage. This country island idea is a unique solution that adds pretty pattern to a neutral color scheme.

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    Reused and Recycled

    If you know the right tricks, even a small kitchen can fit an island. This country kitchen gains a little extra counter space with the help of a desk repurposed as a movable island. After a coat of paint, an added towel rack, and rolling casters, this inexpensive find is a perfect fit! Wheels make this rolling kitchen island easy to move aside when there are too many cooks in the kitchen.

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    White on White

    Amplify natural light with an all-white color scheme. Beaded board dresses up the island, while the white countertop looks clean and inviting. Wood flooring grounds the country kitchen and warms up the monochromatic design.

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    Feeling Blue

    An all-white country kitchen needs grounding. This deep blue island does just that. Complete with storage-filled cabinets and a spacious countertop for prep work and entertaining, this country-style kitchen island is the center of attention. Choose a matte finish over glossy for a look that's more rustic than modern.

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    French Inspired

    This country French kitchen isn't complete without the rustic island that sits proudly in the middle. Made from two repurposed workbenches, this pieced-together beauty is definitely a conversation starter. A thin wood sheet in the middle separates prep space from the buffet line.

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    Retro Vibe

    Keep your country kitchen contemporary with an ode to retro style. These diner-inspired stools come from a different era but look nice when paired with large reclaimed barn doors. Cabinets hidden under the country kitchen island provide extra storage.

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    Open Wide

    For easy access, consider open shelving in your country kitchen island. This beautiful blue design looks elegant with bright white dishware displayed beneath. The open-shelf concept also makes unloading the dishwasher a quick and easy task. 

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    Creative Cooking

    Keep the little ones busy while you prepare dinner with this clever solution for families. Mount a chalkboard onto your country kitchen island and finish it with a white frame. Your kids will thank you for the fun, and you'll have an ever-changing art display for your kitchen.

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