The country style aesthetic represents rural farmhouse-like design. It has gained popularity due to its association with a simpler way of living. The color palette of a country style kitchen incorporates pastels and bright colors, with design elements such as stenciling or vintage signage. Wood and rock, along with other organic materials, are commonly used to create a country-style décor.

There are various details that can be incorporated into kitchen designs to add country styling, depending on how authentic and original the designer wishes to be. The inclusion of a hearth, wood-burning potbelly stove, and an apron front sink are extreme expressions of this aesthetic. More conventional approaches include the use of grained wood cabinetry, floral patterns, and tile. The variations on country style can also be regionally dependent.