Keep it simple – Since the theme is country, and not contemporary, you should keep the lighting simplistic and go for the likes of primitive country lighting. Do not opt for heavily designed modern lamps in funky designs and shapes. Such lights will not look good at all in a country themed kitchen. Rather, stick with the traditional glass covered lanterns, chandeliers and other classic lighting fixtures to give your kitchen an absolutely stunning and a very authentic look.
Keep provisions for natural light – If it is a country styled kitchen, then hopefully you will have large windows in the kitchen. Make full use of these windows. Keep them open and allow the natural light to enter the kitchen for as long as possible. If you want, you can place some potted plants in the kitchen. During the day, the natural light will make them look gorgeous. After nightfall, you can carefully conceal some lights behind these plants and get a dramatic, yet subtle effect.