In recent years, there has been a growing trend of combining natural wood with bright colours in kitchen design to create a modern aesthetic. This design approach offers the perfect balance between the warmth and texture of natural wood and the vibrancy of bold colours. One way to achieve this look is by incorporating bright kitchen doors into the design, which can add a pop of colour to an otherwise neutral space. These can be paired with natural wood worktops or islands, open shelving, and dining furniture to create a cohesive look that is both modern and inviting.

When it comes to choosing bright colours for cupboard doors, there are many options to consider. From vibrant shades of red and blue to muted pastels, the possibilities are endless. Bold colours are particularly effective when used sparingly, such as on a single feature wall or on select cupboard doors. This approach creates a focal point in the room and adds visual interest without overwhelming the space.

In this blog, we look at some of this years key kitchen design trends and how you can incorporate bright colours with natural wood.


Japandi is one of the key trends over the last few years, combining the clean lines of Scandi kitchen design with natural elements found in Japanese kitchen design. This style is perfect for pairing natural wood with bright colours. Generally, these kinds of designs make use of up to 3 different, complimentary wood tones – both light and dark. Oak, pine, teak, and mahogany are some of the most popular woods for this look, with nature-inspired bold colours creating a strong focal point.

Zur Supermatt Indigo Blue and Cartmel Fir Green 5-Piece Shaker are perfect options for designing a Japandi kitchen.

Green Kitchens

Val Matt Fjord

As the trend for nature-focused kitchens continues, all shades of green can be used to create an on-trend aesthetic that pairs well with wood.

Natural wood worktop colours range from light pine and oak to deep rich walnut and are the perfect complement to bright cupboard doors as well as more muted shades. They add warmth and texture to the space, creating a sense of balance that is both timeless and contemporary. Whether you opt for a light or dark wood finish, natural wood worktops are easy to maintain and can be sanded down and resealed over time to keep them looking their best. Overall, combining natural wood with green is a great way to create a modern kitchen design that is both stylish and functional.

Zur Supermatt Sage Green and Val Matt Fjord are two examples of softer green shades that add a bright yet airy aesthetic.

Pink Kitchens

Pink kitchen doors

Pink is another colour that has grown in popularity over the last few years and pairs perfectly with various types of natural woods. From woods with a red tone such as teak and cherry wood to paler options such as beech, ash, and maple – all shades of pink can work in unison.

We offer several models of traditional and woodgrain doors that are available in blush pink but one of our favourites is Ashford Matt Blush Pink.

Other colours that work well with natural wood

Almost all bright colours can be matched with natural wood if you pay close attention to the tones of the wood. With woods available that have white tones that compliment most colours to yellow, red, orange, and brown, you can mix and match to create your perfect look.

If you’re considering combining bright cupboard doors with natural wood in your kitchen, you may want to consider replacement kitchen doors. This option allows you to keep your existing cabinets while updating the exterior with new, bright doors. We stock a wide variety of styles and colours, making it easy to find the perfect match for your design preferences. Plus, this option is usually more affordable than a full kitchen renovation, making it a great choice for those who want to update their space without breaking the bank.

View our complete range of replacement kitchen doors and drawer fronts and order online for fast delivery across the UK.