Shabby chic kitchen style is now one of the most sought after kitchen styles. Shabby chic kitchen styles are characterized by rustic comfort, cottage charm and effortless decor. Reminiscent of a Provencal farmhouse, a shabby chic kitchen should possess old world whimsy. The décor, which is normally based around white, off-white or very pale unobtrusive colours such as soft greens, pale blues, pale yellows or muted beiges, should look effortless and completely uncontrived. Shabby chic kitchen is beautiful a lived-in cottage feel and will give your kitchen a casual, yet functional feel.