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Shabby Chic Kitchen Ideas

By: Evelina Nilsson
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A shabby chic style combines a feminine touch and a rustic mood. The rustic element represents the old time which is often visible from material such as antique ornaments, furniture made of wood and other rustic features.

In addition, the girly feel comes from floral decoration, whether it is a fresh-cut flower or a synthetic one. This unique style is admired by those who want to look soft but distinctive.

Here, we have compiled 19 fascinating shabby chic kitchen ideas that’ll take your breath away! Let’s have a look!

Pinkish White Shabby Chic Kitchen with Decorative Floral Ornament

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The kitchen is a result of a combination of pristine white and pastel pink. So pristine that the white reflects the pinkish hue.

The white background here is adorned by floral ornaments which can be found on the table, on top of the cupboard and as an accent on the wall.

The dinner table set and the cupboard are vintage and distressed with chipped paint on some spots. Thus creating a nice shabby chic feel.

Vintage Barn Wood Cabinet Above The Kitchen Counter

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Merging the kitchen area with a shabby chic ambience is a brilliant idea. The kitchen counter drawers are made of recycled wood planks.

The composition of the wood seems weathered under the colorful paint. Then, the cabinet above the cooker is two-storey open cabinet. The open-access makes cooking way more effective.

An All White Shabby Chic Kitchen Plan

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This all-white shabby chic kitchen plan works like a charm. As soon as entering the area, the eyes are directly attracted to the vintage breakfast table set.

The table comes with three chairs. Decorated with a pot of lavender, the table itself looks distressed. The paint is fading and stains are visible in some areas.

However, the table creates a strong shabby chic feel for the kitchen.

Shabby Chic Kitchen Utensils for Bedroom Necessity

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Shabby chic kitchen utensils are marked with vintage detail and floral look. The tea set here is brought using a vintage-detailed tray. The set is decorated with pink roses kept in a small pot.

Talking about the bedroom, the floral-printed bed sheet looks gorgeous. This time, the homeowner chose to combine the shabby chic floral feel with pastel baby blue.

Mint Green Shabby Chic Kitchen Area

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We have seen white combined with pink and blue. Now, we are looking at white that’s mixed with mint green. This look is super fresh. Your gloomy morning will turn into a day full of spirit.

If a shabby chic kitchen commonly chooses a distressed wood to furnish the space, this one looks clean, shining and bordering in modern.

A Rickety Old Weathered Cabinet for Shabby Chic Kitchen Decoration

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When you have a modern, updated kitchen area, it doesn’t mean that you can’t incorporate a vintage piece.

This cutting-edge kitchen exhibits an additional cabinet on top of a more modern cabinet. It is a square weathered wood with stains visible in some spots.

The vintage cabinet is a decoration rather than an actual functional cabinet.

Clean-cut White Shabby Chic Kitchen

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Some people thought a shabby chic style can’t be made elegant. Such thought is based on the idea that the style only combines rustic elements with a feminine touch.

In reality, elegance can be obtained when you choose an all-white theme shabby chic kitchen.

Cabinet, kitchen counter, kitchen island, breakfast chairs, and even the living room area adjacent to the kitchen space are colored with white.

To soften it with a girly touch, you can mix a pink hue such as pink floral decoration, green leaves accent or to darken the floor for a strong character.

Modern Shabby Chic Kitchen Space with Weathered Stool

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Shabby chic elements incorporated in this kitchen area can be seen from a branch of leaves that slither across the cabinet.

Then, there is a vintage detail on the wall above the kitchen window. Moving slightly to the bottom area, near the cooker, protrudes a vibrant mint-green vintage stool.

Country Shabby Chic Kitchen Area with Distressed Wood

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A shabby chic style is similar to farmhouse, country style interior design, where it incorporates much of recycled wood elements.

This kitchen shows that the breakfast table itself has a weathered surface where stains can be seen scattered.

Whereas floral decoration adorns this gorgeous shabby chic kitchen on the table and as the chair cushion print.

Recycled Barn Wheel for A Shabby Chic Kitchen Breakfast Table

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This shabby chic kitchen may not be as spacious as other kitchen shown previously, yet it has a vibrant mix of eye-pleasing colors, such as red, mint green, pinkish hue, light brown and more.

However, our attention may be attracted to the round breakfast table at the corner. It has been repainted, yet the paint has chipped and faded in some area.

Moreover, this type of table doesn’t come around anymore these days.

Retro Shabby Chic Kitchen with Floral Printed Cushion

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This shabby chic kitchen is very feminine. It can be seen from the chair cushion. The cushion is covered by a floral print linen cover.

It’s a red rose with a lively green leave on each print. The table itself is a classic square table that has been repainted with white.

In this scene, the pink toaster and the mint-green kettle add a retro feel to the kitchen area.

Reused Cabinet with Old Weathered Wood

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The cabinet here is used to store kitchen utensils. The frame is made of wood, yet the wood seems to have been used for a long time.

Repainting it may be one of many ways to bring it to life, however, leaving it weathered and distressed like that gives this shabby chic kitchen area a strong vintage and rustic feels.

A Shabby Chic Kitchen Area with Open Cabinet

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An open cabinet gives easy access to the homeowner to grab either utensils or spices while cooking.

That’s why it has become a major option for some. Here, the open cabinet is upright toward the ceiling and it has three racks.

Each is made of recycled rustic wood which has been repainted with white to mingle with the drawer.

Moreover, at the corner, there is also a wooden square table with a sleek edge that represents a shabby chic element.

A Vivacious Shabby Chic Kitchen Design

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Some people like it white, neutral and calm, while some others like vibrant and lively feels. This shabby chic kitchen is the example of the latter. Looking at the scene, it is a very vivacious room.

The colors are mostly pastels, such as the green of the wall and the pink on some appliances and utensils.

There is a floral printed ceramic tile on the wall as a decoration, too. While the colors themselves are already alive, the homeowner chose to utilize an elegant crystal chandelier to make the room looks even more dramatic.

A Pinkish Feminine Shabby Chic Kitchen Area

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Even though the kitchen seems small and limited, it looks bright and alive because of the color combination.

It combines white and soft pastel pink colors. The background here is fully white, including the wall, cabinet, and drawers.

Such look can make the kitchen area seems spacious. Then, to soften the white, pinkish kitchen appliances and utensils are employed. Now, this kitchen looks so chic!

Rustic White Shabby Chic Kitchen Area

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White is a neutral color and the majority of homeowners who seek purity, clean look and elegance are choosing white as either their kitchen’s background color or the entire room’s theme.

In this one, white is a dominant color.

Some vintage furniture are repainted with white, but you can still see their flaky and fading parts.

In addition, the cooking ventilation is made of distressed barn wood and it is left in its natural state.

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Rural Rustic Shabby Chic Kitchen Idea

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One of the things about rural living spaces is that even though it is small, it gives you warmth and closeness.

This shabby chic kitchen is utilizing vintage mint-green drawers for kitchen storage, while a white-colored, open and close cabinet is fixed above the cooker and kitchen counter.

The ceiling is a bit low, so a white wall may be a perfect idea to make the room looks bigger.

Linen Tablecloth for A Shabby Chic Eating Table

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One of the shabby chic characteristics is linen fabric. It is mostly used for drapes, cushion or chair cover, napkin and tablecloth.

A tablecloth is necessary to prevent stains from directly hitting the surface of the table. That is why it has to be made of an easy-to-clean fabric, such as linen.

Other than that, linen is also a light material.

Suburban Shabby Chic Kitchen Design

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This shabby chic kitchen has sufficient space for cooking and eating. Moreover, its windows and entrance are decorated with beautiful floral print curtains.

The antique ornament can also be seen from a floral painted plate above the cabinet.

Over here, the surface of the table is left unpainted. Its true natural wood shows up beautifully, strengthens the rustic shabby chic feel.