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An island is a great addition to any kitchen with room enough to house it. One of the most common queries we have from customers who are looking to redesign or redecorate their kitchen is: do my island cupboard doors need to match my units?

The simple answer is: no. 

Here we look at different ways you can mix and match your kitchen cupboard doors to create a stunning new look.

Matching your island

First of all, there’s nothing wrong with matching your kitchen units to your island cupboard doors. Some people like the symmetry that it gives to their kitchen, enjoying the classic aesthetic of a uniform colour and pattern scheme. If that’s how you roll, then that’s great and you should keep at it.

For the rest of us…

Light and dark

Your kitchen island is a focal point for the room, both as a physical object and being a key area in the kitchen where food preparation takes place. You can enhance this effect by using lighter or darker colours for the island cupboard doors than those on the kitchen units. A good trick is to keep the same basic colour scheme for both sets of doors, but simply choose a darker shade for the island. At Hot Doors, we supply hand-painted doors in a variety of tones and shades that work with both units and islands, allowing you to find colours that complement one another perfectly.

Loud and colourful

Of course, subtlety might not be your thing. Keeping the kitchen units a more muted colour, such as ivorydust grey or natural wood gives you the chance to go wild with your island cupboard doors. Bright and vibrant primary colours such as Baltic Blue or Serica Plum certainly draw attention, as do greens and graphites, if you fancy an approach that is both minimalist and striking.

Gloss things up

gloss finish is another great way to draw eyes towards your kitchen island cupboard doors. We have plenty of models in stock that stand out from their surroundings thanks to their shiny coating. Indeed, you can combine the gloss effect with loud colour choices to get an even greater disparity between your kitchen doors.

Whichever way you want to approach the matter of your kitchen island doors, you can rely on Hot Doors to have what you need to get the job done. We have hundreds of design and colour combinations in our online store, ready for immediate purchase and fast delivery across the UK.